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WWE Extreme Rules 2016: Intercontinental championship Fatal 4Way full match preview

Fatal 4-Way Match for the Intercontinental Championship

The Miz (c) vs. Cesaro vs. Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn

It feels like the McMahons have tried their best to ensure that Kevin Owens will never get a one-on-one rematch for the Intercontinental Championship.  Cesaro and Sami Zayn have capitalized on this opportunity and are now running shoulder-to-shoulder with KO on a wild chase for IC gold.

The Road To Extreme Rules 2016

At Payback 2016, Miz successfully defended his Intercontinental Championship against Cesaro while Kevin Owens beat decimated Sami Zayn.

That's why Kevin Owens interrupted the McMahons during the start of the May 1st edition of Raw and logically argued that he deserved a one-on-one rematch for the Intercontinental Championship.  What Kevin Owens failed to realize is that interrupting the McMahons doesn't usually lead to reward.

Cesaro immediately jumped in and plead his case that he's the one who actually deserves a rematch because he made Miz tap out during their match, but the referee was too distracted by Owens to notice.  Shane then booked a match between Cesaro and Owens to determine the true number one contender.

The Miz eventually crashed the match and this led to a Cesaro victory by disqualification.  Before Miz could escape though, Sami Zayn ran in and took out the bad guys.  He ended the segment standing tall with Miz's championship in his hands.

The next week on Raw it looked like the McMahons were setting up a triple threat match at Extreme Rules 2016 for the Intercontinental Championship between Miz, Owens, and Cesaro.  But Sami Zayn suggested that he should be added to the match if he could defeat Miz on Raw.  The McMahons actually accepted his proposal.  Sami then earned his shot by beating Miz, turning this upcoming match into a Fatal 4-Way.

Kevin Owens expressed his unhappiness about this to the McMahons, which led to a backstage confrontation with Zack Ryder where Owens incredulously asked, "Why do you exist?"

The McMahons forced the whiny Owens to defend his spot in the Fatal 4-Way match against Zack Ryder, but thankfully Owens was able to defeat Zack and maintain his position on the card at Extreme Rules 2016.

The McMahons then threw another obstacle at Owens on the May 16th edition of Raw, as he was forced to tag with his archenemy Sami Zayn in a match against Cesaro and Miz.  Not surprisingly, Cesaro turned on Miz and then Owens laid out Zayn after the match was over.

What's at stake?

The Intercontinental Championship is on the line as The Miz tries to hang in there with three smark favorites.  With big names like John Cena, Randy Orton, and Seth Rollins returning soon and likely claiming several coveted PPV spots, it's not that hard to see some of the losers of this match getting lost in the shuffle going forward.

Tune into Extreme Rules 2016 and keep it here on Cageside Seats to see which man walks out with the gold!

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