In Ring: Elias was still in the ring asking the fans to shut their mouths. He said he would leave. The crowd chanted, “Leave.” Before anything could happen musically, out came WWE Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins. They noted it was Rollins’ birthday. Elias remained in the ring and wasn’t happy about not being able to perform. They faced off. Elias finally walked off. It felt like a tease of something larger to come between the two.
WWE Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins vs. Jinder Mahal
Rollins went right after Mahal, attacked him at the bell and drilling him with right hands. They battled at ringside as they went to commerical. Wjen they returned, Mahal was in control and suplexed Rollins over for a two count. The announcers noted that Mahal was focusing his attack on Rollins’ core. Mahal locked on an abdominal stretch. Rollins fought his way out and sent Mahal to the floor. Holding his ribs, Rollins nailed a dive to the outside. Back in the ring, Rollins came off the ropes with a Blockbuster for a two count. Mahal sent him up and over the ropes during a charge in the corner. Mahal caught him with a gutbuster and scored a two count. Jinder went for the Colossus, but Rollins blocked. He went for the stomp but it was blocked. Rollins nailed a kick to the face and scored with the Falcon’s Arrow, scoring a two count. Sunil Singh interfered and was thrown out by the referee.
That distraction allowed Mahal to nail Rollins in the ribs with a steel chair but Rollins still kicked out. The crowd chanted for Rollins as he nailed an enziguiri. Sunil returned but Rollins pulled him into the ring and hit a BuckleBomb on him, sending him into Jinder in the corner. Everyone was down, exhausted. No DQ on Jinder, despite Suni returning. Rollins saw the chair that Jinder hit him with and decided to wallop Jinder with it several times. Rollins was disqualified.
Winner: Jinder Mahal (DQ)
After the match: Rollins chased Jinder up the aisle, drilling him with the chair again and again. Sunil tried to intervene but was laid out with the chair. Rollins stood on the announcers’ table, posing for the crowd. Elias returned from the back and drilled Rollins from behind with his guitar, sending Rollins crashing off the stage to the floor below as they went to commercial. When they returned from commercial, Seth Rollins was on a stretcher but was asking the EMTs and the WWE officials to give him a minute so he could leave on his own. You could hear fans so concerned they were singing Happy Birthday to him. Rollins finally pulled himself up and was walked out with the assistance of Jamie Noble Goulet and Adam Pearce Garea.