Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Finn Balor to win the Intercontinental Championship in the first match of the Extreme Rules PPV pre-show.
At the end of the match, Balor countered Nakamura Shotgun Dropkick, setting the challenger up for the Coup de Grace. But Nakamura rolled out of the way, and nailed Balor with back-to-back Kinshasa’s for the win.
Finn Balor won the title back at WrestleMania 35 by defeating Bobby Lashley. The win marks Nakamura’s first reign as Intercontinental Champion.