Both men circle ring. Orton looks across at Jericho and laughs at his opponent. Jericho shakes his head and signals that the title will be around his waist tonight. This upsets Orton who gives Jericho a cold stare.
They then tie up. Jericho goes behind, and grapples Orton to the ground. He rides Orton on the ground and toys around with him. Orton is irate. He takes a breather and then they circle the ring again. They tie up and Jericho gets a headlock, he then rolls up Orton and gets a two. They both get up, and Orton gets a cradle, but is reversed by Jericho they then trade near falls, countering each other every time for two counts. Eventually they break up to a huge response from the crowd. The arena fills with Y2J chants. They tie up again and Orton gets a headlock. They grapple, and Orton applies the headlock again. Y2J fights out. He comes off the ropes and hit’s a flying forearm to Orton. He gets a cover, but Randy kicks out at two. They both come off the ropes, Jericho ducks a clothesline from Orton, and then Orton ducks one from Jericho, but the next time, Orton hit’s a dropkick. When Jericho gets up, Orton nails him with a clothesline for a two count. Orton then stomps at Jericho, and then hit’s a slam. He goes up top for a cross body, but he is caught on the way down by Jericho. Jericho hit’s a rib breaker for the cover, 1...2...Orton kicks out.
Orton then rolls out of the ring for a break. Jericho tries to follow, but he is stopped by the referee. Orton then gets on the apron, and Jericho jumps to the top rope, and hit’s a springboard dropkick on the champion.
Jericho then follows Orton to the outside, and works on the Evolution member. He bounces his head onto the steps, and then a suplex onto the mat. He brings Orton back into the ring, and hits another suplex, followed by a two count. Jericho picks up Orton again and attempts another suplex, but Orton blocks it twice, before hitting a jawbreaker. Both men are down and the referee begins a count. He reaches five before each man begins to stir. The referee gets to seven before they are back up. They then go punch for punch in the middle of the ring Orton blocks a punch from Jericho and then hit’s a DDT. He gets a two count only. He then hit’s a neck breaker on Jericho, before beginning to work on the head area of Jericho. He stomps on his head, and then applies a number of sleeper holds, and then a camel clutch. Jericho makes the ropes, but Orton goes right back to work on the neck before applying a rear chin lock.
Eventually, Jericho fights out, and then nails an arm drag, followed by a backdrop. He then jumps to the top rope, and hits Orton with a reverse elbow. He then goes for a Lionsault, but Orton moves just in time, and then nails Jericho with a flapjack.
Orton whips Y2J off the ropes and lowers his head in anticipation for his return, but Jericho has it scouted and gets an inside cradle for a two count. Orton jumps up and punches Jericho back down to the ground. He whips Jericho off the ropes again, and attempts a dropkick, but Jericho holds the ropes, meaning Orton falls straight to the ground, Jericho takes advantage by getting a pin with a bridge, but Orton kicks out at two again. The two men slug it out again in the middle of the ring, this time with Jericho on top. He comes off the ropes and hit’s a flying forearm.
Jericho starts to get control over the match, and begins to work on Orton. He hit’s a number of elbows to Orton’s leg and stomps on his leg also. Jericho then tries to apply the Walls of Jericho, but Orton fights out. He gets up and runs at Jericho, but Jericho hit’s a drop toe hold with Orton going into the ropes. Jericho then plays to the crowd, and hits a knee to the back. Orton bounces off the ropes and straight into an Enziguri kick from the challenger. He gets a cover, 1...2...KICK OUT!! Jericho then hit’s an Atomic drop, followed a clothesline.
Jericho goes up top, but out of nowhere Flair runs in. He attempts to pull Y2J off the rope, but he is punched to the ground. Jericho then hit’s a dropkick to Orton from the top. He covers Orton, 1...2...KICK OUT AGAIN. Y2J is shocked. He picks up Orton again and punches him back down. Flair then jumps on the apron and complains to the referee that Y2J used a closed fist. Jericho is distracted also, and turns his back to Orton, as he argues with Flair. This gives the Legend Killer time to roll to the outside and pick up a chair. He hits Jericho with it in the knee. Orton then looks to the Nature Boy and they smile to each other. Orton grabs the leg of Jericho and cranks at it. He then does the Nature Boy strut before applying the Figure Four to the challenger. Jericho relentlessly claws to make the ropes. Eventually he does but Orton immediately drags him back to the middle of the ring and tries to lock it in again, but this time, Jericho kicks him away. Jericho then hit’s a DDT to the champion. 1...2...KICK OUT!! Jericho gets up again, but Flair again gets on the apron. This distracts Jericho, and this gives Orton a chance to attack Jericho from behind again, with a Russian Leg Sweep. He then sets up Jericho for an RKO, but as he attempts it, Jericho counters and hit’s the Breakdown. 1...2...Flair puts Orton’s foot on the rope.
Jericho then grabs Flair by the hair and knocks him off the apron with a stinging right hand. Jericho then goes to hit a clothesline on Orton but Randy ducks and as Jericho turns around again, he is met by an RKO. Orton gets the cover, 1...2...JERICHO KICKS OUT. This gets a huge response from the crowd. Orton then goes up top for a cross body, but Y2J moves out of the way. He then hit’s a Bulldog on him and hit’s the Lionsault. He hits Flair again before getting a cover, 1.…2.…ORTON KICKS OUT!!! Jericho then sets up Orton in the corner for a splash, but as he goes for it, Orton pulls the referee in front of himself, and Jericho hit’s the referee instead. Batista then runs down, setting up a three on one attack on Jericho.
The three Evolution members wear down Jericho on a three on one assault. Flair tells Batista to hit the spinebuster as he goes to get a chair. Orton taunts the crowd as the assault continues. Flair tells Batista to hold up Y2J for the chair shot, but as he goes for it, Jericho ducks and Flair hits Batista instead. Jericho then knocks down Flair, then Orton. He then sees Batista trying to get to his feet and dropkicks him out of the ring. Jericho then picks up the chair and points to Flair and Orton. The crowd go nuts and tell him to do it. He then hits Orton and then Flair with two hard chair shots.
Jericho covers Orton. The referee stirs and slowly makes the count, 1.…..2.…..ORTON KICKS OUT!!! Batista then gets back in. He grabs Jericho, but Y2J nails a low blow, and then a Breakdown, but as he turns around, Orton goes for the RKO. Jericho pushes him away, and ducks a clothesline before applying the Walls of Jericho. Randy tries to make the ropes but struggles, and eventually he has had to much pain and has no choice but to TAP OUT!!!!! Jericho is announced as the NEW INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION!!! The crowd goes wild for the new champion, as Evolution scarper up the ramp. All three are irate, as the referee holds up the arm of Chris Jericho.
Winner......andNEW Intercontinental Champion, Y2J, Chris Jericho!!