Curtis Axel defended his intercontinental championship on Sunday. That may have been lost on some WWE fans as Axel recently has been more involved with the storyline between CM Punk and Paul Heyman. Nonetheless, Axel was indeed defending his championship against R-Truth on Sunday.
When the match started, the WWE announcing crew was focusing on the idea that R-Truth rarely has had title opportunities. Truth is expected to get a push soon as he is featured on the poster for WWE’s Hell in the Cell pay-per view.
The match between Axel and Truth began with the veteran having a clear advantage over Paul Heyman’s client. The pace of the match eventually slowed down to the point where Axel was able to take control of the match. Axel maintained the control for the rest of the match and retained his intercontinental championship.
At best, this match was nothing but a filler. A match that WWE schedules for a pay-per view to simply waste time. This certainly is surprising considering the hyping that Axel was given when he first joined forces with Heyman. One would have to wonder what is next for the intercontinental champion. Of course Axel will be heavily involved in Heyman’s storyline with CM Punk but the guess here is that there may be some heat on Axel within the company.