Looking to regain his focus and shake off the stink of his lost against Alberto Del Rio at Money in the Bank, Dolph Ziggler took on his former tag team partner, Jack Swagger.
Antonio Cesaro and Zeb Colter stood at ringside, slipping in unseen blows before the referee threw them both out.
After that move, Ziggler was not far from victory. He survived Swagger's ankle lock, grinding through the pain of that hold to grab the bottom rope. A moment later, he hit the Zig Zag for the three-count.
Ziggler favored the leg that Swagger had, as the referee raised his hand in victory. He told AJ, who was watching backstage that he was sorry that he didn't break up with her "a hell of a lot sooner."
Hearing that, AJ exploded in anger. She tossed chairs around and screamed until Langston held her tenderly. It looked like he was going to join the long list of men who have tongue-kissed her, but, instead, kissed her on the forehead.
Ziggler won via pinfall in a short match.
The match was hurried, but the story between Ziggler, AJ and Langston is gaining intensity.
AJ will cost Ziggler his match against Big E. Langston at SummerSlam.