We go to the ring and out comes WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz with Maryse. Michael Cole has replaced Mauro and Otunga has replaced Graves on commentary. We see some of the international announce teams at ringside. Fans sing Sami Zayn's theme song as he makes his way out. We get formal ring introductions from Hamilton.
They lock up and go at it. Sami looks to take control after a close 2 count. Miz ends up going to the floor for a breather. Sami runs the ropes but puts on the brakes as Miz moves out of the way. Miz wastes time but pulls Sami out of the ring and sends him into the apron. Miz mocks Sami's fans. Sami counters and jumps off the barrier with a moonsault. Maryse comes over and yells in Sami's face. He does her "talk to the hand" gesture. Miz takes out Sami's knee from behind. Miz brings it back and comes off the top with an axe handle. Miz works on the knee now.
Miz keeps control and beats Sami around the ring, focusing on the legs. Sami fights back and Miz runs into a kick. Sami dumps Miz over the top rope. Sami looks to go for a dive but Miz pulls him down and slams his leg into the ring post. Miz keeps control on the floor and brings Sami back in for a big shot to the neck for a 2 count. Sami trades shots with Miz but gets kicked down. Sami comes out of nowhere with a big clothesline to take Miz down. Fans rally for Sami now. He clotheslines Miz to the floor. Sami runs the ropes and nails a big dive as Maryse watches. Sami brings it back in but Miz goes for the Figure Four. Sami counters and nails a Michinoku Driver for a close 2 count.
Miz fights Sami off and goes for the Figure Four again but Sami rolls him up for 2. Miz with a DDT for a close 2 count. Miz mocks Daniel Bryan and hits the corner dropkick, and another. Miz hits a third dropkick in the corner. He follows up with the corner clothesline as some fans boo. Miz comes off the top but Sami counters and hits a Blue Thunderbomb for a close 2 count. Sami readies for the Helluva Kick but Miz rolls to the apron. Sami goes for him but Miz drops Sami over the top rope. Sami blocks the Skull Crushing Finale and rolls Miz up for a close 2 count. Sami with the exploder suplex into the corner. Sami goes for a Helluva Kick but Miz moves. Miz gets the Figure Four applied now.
Sami finally reverses the hold on Miz but it's broken. Miz keeps control and goes for the Daniel Bryan kicks on Sami. Fans chant "yes!" and Miz misses the roundhouse. Sami applies the Figure Four on Miz now. Miz goes for the rope but Sami pulls him back. The bell suddenly rings and we see Maryse ringing it. Sami starts celebrating, thinking he won the title, as the referee looks out at Maryse. Miz takes advantage of the distraction and rolls Sami up for the win.
Winner: The Miz
Miz rolls to the floor and grabs his title as Maryse brings it over. Sami can't believe what happened. We get a replay of the finish and come back to The Miz and Maryse celebrating while Sami argues with the referee.