Dolph Ziggler is still the Intercontinental Champion. You can thank Vickie Guerrero for that.
At WWE Night of Champions, Dolph Ziggler defeated Kofi Kingston in a rematch for the Intercontinental Championship.
The win presumably ends a simmering feud that began when Dolph Ziggler showed interest in Kingston's championship.
After a vicious beatdown many weeks ago, the blond-haired star held the Intercontinental belt in the air with a wicked grin on his face.
Vickie Guerrero stood right by him, supporting her new lover in his new found quest.
On Aug. 6, Dolph Ziggler's dream was achieved. He defeated Kofi Kingston for the WWE Intercontinental Championship.
It was the second title victory of his career (If anyone wants to include his tag team championship reign with The Spirit Squad in 2006).
The win came with help from Vickie Guerrero. She distracted the Jamaican Superstar long enough to help Ziggler claim the championship.
After the title win, Ziggler's career was supposed to skyrocket. Unfortunately, adversity is always the first thing that is expected for a new champion.
He faced it at SummerSlam, when he took on Kofi Kingston in a rematch for the title. The Nexus attacked the rivals early in their match, leading to a no-contest.
To make up for the set-back caused by Wade Barrett's stable, two more matches were fought. Neither had favorable results for either party.
The first match was a count-out victory for Kingston. The downside was that it meant Dolph Ziggler would retain the championship belt.
The second match led to another victory for Kofi, but he was again disappointed. Dolph Ziggler disqualified himself, keeping the title in the process.
The frustrating behavior of Vickie and Dolph caught the attention of Smackdown's General Manager Teddy Long. He decided to settle it the only way he could.
Teddy Long issued one final rematch for the Intercontinental Championship at WWE Night of Champions. The conditions ensured that it would in fact be the last match between the two for the title.
If Dolph Ziggler lost by DQ or countout, he'd lose his belt. There was no question about it. Dolph Ziggler was faced with the strongest wave of adversity yet.
Kingston had momentum going into Night of Champions. He defeated former World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger and also gained some small amount of revenge against Ziggler in tag team action.
Dolph Ziggler's chances were slim. Fortunately, his trump card was still at the side of the ring.
Vickie Guerrero did her usual antic of distracting wrestlers. Teddy Long didn't address what would be done about ringside spats with competitors.
Because of this, Kofi Kingston lost his final rematch for the Intercontinental title. Because of this, Dolph Ziggler is still the champion.
For the love of Dolph Ziggler, Vickie Guerrero helped him retain. Her greed for success alongside all her lovers continued today.
Because of Vickie Guerrero, Dolph Ziggler is on top of the world. Maybe he is perfection.