Intercontinental Championship changes hands on Monday Night Raw

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In what was one of the best matches of the night, Zack Ryder defeated Kevin Owens, Dolph Ziggler, Sami Zayn, Sin Cara, Stardust and The Miz during a ladder match at WrestleMania 32 to win the Intercontinental Championship.

This was one of the shocks of the night, as no one expected the Long Island Iced-Z to be given a WrestleMania moment and win the title. He was only inserted into the match because he was replacing Neville due to the British star's injury.

Nevertheless, Ryder was given his opportunity to shine at The Showcase of The Immortals, have his picture with Razor Ramon, and he also had a chance on Monday Night Raw to have his say and celebrate his Intercontinental Championship win.


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The Miz then came out, ruined The Woo Woo Woo Kid's title celebration, and challenged him to defend his newly acquired championship straight away, a challenge which Ryder accepted.

After several exchanges, The A-Lister was able to win the championship, after Ryder got distracted by The Miz's wife, Maryse Ouellet, jumping the barrier and hitting his father, ending his title reign after just one day.

Once the match had finished, The Miz celebrated his title win with his wife in the middle of the ring, and then later backstage, while speaking to WWE.com, Razor Ramon came by and challenged him to put the title on the line straight away. 

WWE then confirmed on their website that they had arranged for Ryder to have his rematch for the Intercontinental Championship later this week on SmackDown.

As many members of the WWE Universe predicted straight after Ryder's title win, this looks like it is just going to be a one-and-out for him, although the rematch later this week does leave the door for a possible feud to develop.

It all comes down to whether or not the company is willing to give Ryder another push with a championship. If they do, this will be his first title push since he won the United States Championship at TLC in 2011.

The Miz doesn't really need another title push, as he is already an established heel in the WWE. Hopefully, Ryder does win his title back, as this is a push that should have come at least five years ago when he was in the height of his popularity.

As we all know though, if Miz retains, this will likely be the end of Ryder on the main roster for the time being as he was only really in the WrestleMania match to fill the spot left by Neville. Fingers crossed for the Long Island Iced-Z as he deserves a push.

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