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.
Jinder sends Roman into the ringside barrier and apron. Mahal kicks Roman in the ring and punches Roman. Owens joins in and he works over Roman. Seth Rollins’ music plays and he makes his way to the ring and he punches Mahal and Owens. Rollins punches Sunil as well as he continues to make the save for Roman.
Jinder Mahal and Kevin Owens versus Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins
Rollins with chops to Mahal as the match is joined in progress. Mahal with a shoulder tackle. Rollins with a drop kick. Rolilns with a pescado onto Mahal. Roman tags in and Seth with a forearm in the corner followed by a clothesline from Roman for a near fall. Roman with punches but Mahal with an elbow and Owens tags in. Owens kicks Roman. Mahal tags back in and he kicks Roman. Mahal with a reverse chin lock. Mahal with an elbow to the top of the head and Mahal with a half nelson and chin lock. Mahal backs Roman into the corner and connects with shoulders while Owens is tagged in. Owens with punches. Owens with a reverse chin lock. Owens with a kick but Roman with a clothesline and both men are down. Mahal tries to interfere but he is sent to the floor by Roman. Mahal pulls Rollins off the apron as Seth tries to make the tag. Mahal sends Rollins into the ringside barrier while Owens hits a cannonball and gets a near fall.
We are back and Mahal with a chop and he sends Roman into the corner. Owens tags in and he punches Roman. Owens with a shoulder in the corner. Owens with punches to Roman as he taunts Rollins on the apron. Roman with punches but Owens with a drop toe hold. Owens with cross faces to Roman followed by a kick to the ribs and he gets a near fall. Owens with a rear chin lock into a reverse chin lock. Roman gets Owens on his shoudlers for a moment but Owens escapes. Reigns with a boot to the head and both men are down. Mahal and Rollins tag in and Rollins with a springboard clothesline to Mahal followed by an elbow. Continue Reading
Kevin Owens versus Seth Rollins for the Intercontinental Title
Owens with a kick and forearms followed by punches. Owens with a chop and kicks. The referee warns Owens and Owens with punches to the midsection. Owens with shoulders in the corner followed by an Irish whip. Rollins comes out of the corner with a clothesline and then he chops and punches Owens. Rollins with kicks in the corner as the referee makes his count. Rollins with a chop. Owens goes to the floor on an Irish whip. Rollins punches Owens off the apron and Rollins goes for a suicide dive but Owens catches Rollins on his shoulders and he sends Rollins into the ring post. Owens stretches Rollins with his knee in Seth’s back. Owens with a knee to the midsection and he gets Rollins on his shoulders but Rollins gets back to his feet and he sends Kevin to the floor when Owens charges at him. Owens pulls Rollins to the floor and kicks him. Rollins avoids the power bomb on the apron and gets onto the apron. Owens with a kick and Rollins blocks a power bomb. Rollins with a punch and boot.
Rollins with a Falcon Arrow onto the apron and both men fall to the floor. Both men get back in at nine. Owens with a head butt and Rollins with a punch. Owens with a forearm to the back. Rollins with punches and chops. Owens with a knee to stop Rollins. Rollins moves and Owens goes to the floor. Rollins with a suicide dive and then he hits a second one. Rollins sends Owens back into the ring and he hits a springboard clothesline. Rollins with a running forearm and a boot when Owens charges at him. Rollins with a Blockbuster for a near fall. Rollins sets for the V Trigger but Owens escapes. Owens with a DDT for a near fall. Owens stomps on Rollins’ hand and then he sets for a pop up power bomb but Rollins lands on his feet. Rollins lands on his feet on a back body drop. Rollins misses Black Out. Owens with a super kick but Rollins with an enzuigiri. Owens with a clothesline for a near fall. Continue Reading
In Ring: Seth wants to know how Long Island is feeling. After last night, Seth says he is feeling pretty good. Last night, whether you love him or hate him, Miz took him to the limit. Seth says in the end, he stomped out his dreams of tying the record for most Intercontinental Title reigns. Seth says he stands here proudly as your Intercontinental Champion. There is one thing we can learn from the Miz, it is the type of champion not to be. Seth says he wants to be here every week. He wants to be the champion only the Miz can pretend to be. Seth says he is going to be a fighting champion. All of the buzz is about Money in the Bank and he says he knows something about it. Winning Money in the Bank changed his life. Seth says his focus is to make this title THE title on Raw. Seth says maybe he can make an opportunity for someone else. Seth makes an open challenge for the Intercontinental Champion.
Mojo Rawley makes his way to the stage. Mojo says this is the Raw debut that he deserves. When opportunity comes knocking, Mojo Rawley knocks people down. That is exactly what he is going to do to Seth. He says he will knock him down like he knocked down their boy Zack Ryder. He will take the title from Seth and then he will qualify for the Money in the Bank Ladder Match and win that contract. This is no longer Monday Night Rollins, it is Monday Night Rawley. Seth tells Mojo if he wants to fight, come into the ring and get your ass kicked.
Mojo Rawley versus Seth Rollins for the Intercontinental Championship
They lock up and Rawley with a side head lock. Rollins with a chop and he tries for a suplex but Rawley blocks it. Rollins moves when Rawley charges at him and Rollins with a baseball slide. Rawley moves when Rollins goes for a pescado. Rawley with a shoulder tackle and another running shoulder tackle that sends Rollins into the ringside barrier as we go to commercial. We are back and Rollins with punches and a chop. Rawley grabs Rollins by the face and sends him into the turnbuckles. Rawley with an STO for a near fall. Rawley pie faces Rollins. Rollins with chops but Rawley with a kick and he is stopped in the corner and Rollins with a Flatline into the turnbuckles. Rollins with a boot and then he goes up top and leaps over Rawley. Rollins with an enzugirii and he clotheslines Rawley over the top rope to the floor. Rollins with a suicide dive and he returns to the ring and hits a second one.
Rawley runs into a boot and Rollins hits a Blockbuster for a near fall. Rolilns with a forearm into the corner and then he is sent onto the apron. Rollins misses a springboard move and lands on his feet. Rawley with a spinebuster and gets a near fall. Rawley gets Rollins on his shoulders and Rollins with elbows and a rollup. Rollins with a super kick for a near fall. Rollins looks around and sets for a thrust kick and then Rawley blocks Black Out and hits a gourdbuster for a near fall. Rawley with a POUNCE but he runs into a super kick and Rollins with the V Trigger and thrust kick followed by Black Out for the three count.
Winner: Seth Rollins