Drew McIntyre is out first and he receives very nice heat in front of the D.C. crowd. We are shown a mini-promo where he describes himself as "The Great American Nightmare."
Dolph Ziggler then makes his entrance to slightly better heat than Drew. Vicki is with him as usual.
Finally, our champion Kofi Kingston makes his entrance. He receives a good pop and the crowd is ready to begin the show.
The three men stare at each other as the match begins. Everyone is waiting for an opening but eventually Drew and Ziggler attack Kofi. The two heels pick on the fan favorite like a typical match. Drew and Ziggler throw Kingston out of the ring and then taunt the crowd. McIntyre walks behind Ziggler still taunting the crowd and then he hits Ziggler over the head.
McIntyre continues his assault by stomping on Zigglers head and limbs. He then drags Ziggler over to the ring post and walks to the outside of the ring. McIntyre locks in his signature leglock on the ring post and Ziggler cries out in pain. McIntyre holds the move for a good 10 seconds until he decides to break the hold.
McIntyre gets up but he does not see Kingston, who has climbed up onto the adjacent ring post. Kofi dives from the top rope and hits a cross body on McIntyre. Kingston then goes back into the ring and pulls Ziggler to the middle. Kofi sets up for his Boom Drop. He hits it and is already calling for the Trouble in Paradise.
Ziggler slowly gets to his feet and Kofi goes for his move. Ziggler ducks and Kofi misses him. McIntyre then nails Kofi with a huge boot to the face and goes for the pin. Ziggler breaks it up after a one count.
McIntyre and Ziggler trade blows. This time it is Ziggler who comes out on top. Ziggler hits a DDT on McIntyre and goes for the pin, he gets a two count. Ziggler then goes to the top rope to hit a float over a DDT on McIntyre. Ziggler comes off the top rope but McIntyre ducks out of the way and sends Ziggler right into Kingston's Trouble in Paradise.
Kofi pins him but McIntyre breaks it up after a close two count. McIntyre then hits a neckbreaker on Kofi. Kofi gets back up and McIntyre hits a Northern Lights Suplex. The referee counts to two before Ziggler breaks it up. Ziggler then assaults Kofi and McIntyre, he is in complete control. Ziggler is setting up for his sleeper hold on Kofi.
Kofi gets up and Ziggler locks it in. Kofi is ready to tap out when McIntyre breaks it up and hits the future shock on Dolph Ziggler. The referee counts but Vicki pulls him out of the ring before he can count to three. McIntyre then goes after Vicki and he has her cornered. She is screaming for Dolph but he is too worried about Kofi to care about her.
Ziggler sizes up Kingston and hits the Zig Zag. He pins Kofi but McIntyre breaks it up at the last second. The two trade punches and McIntyre hits a snap suplex on Ziggler. McIntyre gets up and walks right into a Trouble in Paradise. Kofi goes for the pin but just as he goes down Ziggler grabs him and hits the Zig Zag for the victory.
Ziggler and Vicki celebrate while McIntyre storms off and Kofi lays in the ring.