Josh Matthews is backstage with Booker T, who is going to try and compete. Matthews tries talking him out of it. Booker says he’s in a lot of pain but after tonight, Cody Rhodes is going to be in a lot more. Booker didn’t ask for this fight but he’s going to finish it.
WWE Intercontinental Title Match: Booker T vs. Cody Rhodes
We go to the ring and out first comes the WWE Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes. Booker T is out next and he looks ready to fight. The bell rings and Booker takes Cody to the corner with shots to the head. Booker drops Cody with an elbow and scoop slams him. Booker slams Cody again. Cody goes behind but Booker counters with a big kick to the face for a 2 count.
Booker tosses Cody over the ropes and out to the floor. Booker with a big chop and right hand on the floor. Booker slams Cody into the barrier before bringing it back in the ring. Cody catches him coming in and tries to suplex him in. Booker counters but Cody knocks him off the apron and to the floor with a forearm.
Cody takes control on the floor and works Booker over before rolling him back in. Cody takes Booker to the mat for a submission. Booker comes back with chops but Cody kicks him in the head and takes his knee out. Cody with a 2 count. Booker fights out of a full nelson but Cody whips him to the corner. Cody runs into an elbow and they clothesline each other at the same time. They get up and trade shots. Cody gets the upperhand but Booker comes off the ropes with clotheslines and a big sideslam for 2. Booker with the big spinebuster. Booker gets the crowd behind him and does a spin-a-rooni. The spin-a-rooni dazes Booker and he misses the scissors kick. Cody comes off the second rope with Beautiful Disaster but Booker kicks out at 2. Booker is still loopy and gets caught with another kick off the ropes for the pin.
Winner: Cody Rhodes