- After a promo for Inside Out, we see The Miz and R-Truth walking backstage. Matt Striker walks up and points out that assaulting a referee can get them in trouble. They rant about the referee being another conspiracy and aren’t worried about Triple H because he might not be the COO after tonight.
WWE Intercontinental Title Match: Ted DiBiase vs. Cody Rhodes
We go to the ring and out comes the WWE Intercontinental Champion Cody Rodes with his guys handing out brown bags to the fans. Out next comes Ted DiBiase and he’s fired up.
The bell rings and they go at it, locking up and taking it to the corner. Lots of back and forth action to start the match. Ted kicks Cody in the face and covers for a 2 count. Ted continues the offense but Cody slaps him coming out of the corner. Ted responds with right hands. He goes for a back drop but Cody turns things around. Cody hits the kick coming off the second rope and gets a 2 count.
Cody continues the offense and slaps Ted around. Ted tries to turn it around but can’t. Cody ends up putting Ted on the ropes and slapping him around some more before stomping away. Cody charges in the corner but Ted moves and drops him on his face. Ted goes for a dropkick but misses. Cody regains control and keeps Ted on the mat with submissions.
More back and forth action. Ted hits a big dropkick for a 2 count. Ted charges in the corner but runs into a big boot. Ted counters with a spinebuster for a 2 count. Ted goes for Dream Street but Cody blocks it. Ted dropkicks Cody as he comes off the second rope with a kick and gets a 2 count. More back and forth. Ted goes to take Cody’s mask off and succeeds. Ted swings the mask but Cody rolls him up with a handful of tights for the win.
Winner: Cody Rhodes
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