LOS ANGELES -- Dolph Ziggler put his newly-acquired Intercontinental Championship on the line for the first time at SummerSlam against title-hungry ex-champion Kofi Kingston. But thanks to an unexpected interruption by The Nexus, the Intercontinental Championship Match at SummerSlam ended in a no contest. (PHOTOS)

Kingston has been seeking retribution -- and the Intercontinental Title -- ever since Ziggler snatched it away from him on SmackDown, thanks to some crafty interference by SmackDown Official Consultant Vickie Guerrero. But neither the eager Kingston nor the defensive Ziggler could finish their highly-competitive match after The Nexus' shocking interruption. Ziggler left the STAPLES Center retaining the Intercontinental Title, but he and his opponent were left stunned and battered after The Nexus' brutal assault.

Wade Barrett promised the WWE Universe that he and his six, united accomplices would take their next step forward that night at SummerSlam, cementing their status as the most destructive force in the history of WWE. The Nexus' attack came just a few hours before their critical 7-on-7 Elimination Match against Team WWE in front of a sold-out crowd of 17,463 in Los Angeles.

But during the Intercontinental Championship Match, it was Ziggler and Kingston who fell victim to The Nexus' impactful timing at the start of SummerSlam.

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LOS ANGELES -- Dolph Ziggler put his newly-acquired Intercontinental Championship on the line for the first time at SummerSlam against title-hungry ex-champion Kofi Kingston. But thanks to an unexpected interruption by The Nexus, the Intercontinental Championship Match at SummerSlam ended in a no contest. (PHOTOS)

Kingston has been seeking retribution -- and the Intercontinental Title -- ever since Ziggler snatched it away from him on SmackDown, thanks to some crafty interference by SmackDown Official Consultant Vickie Guerrero. But neither the eager Kingston nor the defensive Ziggler could finish their highly-competitive match after The Nexus' shocking interruption. Ziggler left the STAPLES Center retaining the Intercontinental Title, but he and his opponent were left stunned and battered after The Nexus' brutal assault.

Wade Barrett promised the WWE Universe that he and his six, united accomplices would take their next step forward that night at SummerSlam, cementing their status as the most destructive force in the history of WWE. The Nexus' attack came just a few hours before their critical 7-on-7 Elimination Match against Team WWE in front of a sold-out crowd of 17,463 in Los Angeles.

But during the Intercontinental Championship Match, it was Ziggler and Kingston who fell victim to The Nexus' impactful timing at the start of SummerSlam.