Sami Zayn Helps Shinsuke Nakamura Retain The WWE Intercontinental Championship Against The Miz
At WWE Clash of Champions, Shinsuke Nakamura defended the WWE Intercontinental Championship against the Miz. Thanks to the interference of Sami Zayn, Nakamura won the match and retained the title.
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Sami Zayn accompanied the champion to the ring; the two superstars have aligned in recent weeks and the Miz has been the victim of several assaults from the champion.. Miz and Nakamura were evenly matched early on. Zayn narrated the match with a live microphone until it was cut off. The A-Lister took control but Zayn distracted him, which let Nakamura seize control. Miz rallied and hit Nakamura with a series of running strikes. Nakamura locked in an armbar but Miz fought out of it and dropped the champion with a DDT. Nakamura reversed a Skull Crushing Finale and planted Miz with a snap German suplex.
The A-Lister locked in the Figure Four but the champion reached the ropes. Zayn distracted Miz again and Nakamura drilled the challenger with a knee to the back of the head for a near fall. Miz planted Nakamura with the Skull Crushing Finale but Zayn distracted the referee to prevent the pin. Miz chased Zayn around the ring and Nakamura drilled Miz with a kick. The champion hit the Kinshasa for the win.