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
In Ring: Seth praises the crowd for their reactions. He says the last month has been wild. He takes everyone back to Wrestlemania where he wins the Intercontinental Championship. Then they go to South Africa where he defends the title. They come back to St. Louis and then go to Saudi Arabia where he defended the title in a ladder match. Seth says merci to the people of Montreal. Seth says the crowd makes it all worthwhile. He says the trip back from Saudi Arabia was long and it allowed him to think about what kind of champion he wants to be. He does not want to be anything like Brock Lesnar. Brock isn’t even the legitimate Universal Champion because we saw Roman’s feet hit first. Seth says he does not want to show up only when it is convenient or when the price is right. He wants to be a fighting champion . . .
Finn Balor’s music plays and interrupts Seth. Finn introduces himself in French. He tells Seth he was right. It was a long flight from Saudi Arabia and it gave him time to watch the end of the ladder match and see how close he came to being Intercontinental champion. Finn says that Seth beat him, but by this much. They have had four singles matches and each of them have won two. That makes them even. You talk about being a fighting champion so why not show you are a fighting champion by putting that title on the line tonight? Seth says he has the Miz at Backlash on Sunday, but . . . Finn says he likes that but. Seth says since he is a fighting champion, he will leave it up to the people of Montreal. Seth says he is on and then . . .
Miz’ music plays and Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas make their way to the stage. Curtis says not to worry about what these people want. Worry about what is best for yourselves. You guys shouldn’t be fighting each other, you should be fighting together. Bo says we should all be fighting together. Curtis says they made a mistake by coming at them separately. They should have had a group conversation and then Bo and Curtis reveal shirts with all four of their photos on it. Bo says forget about the Balor Club and forget about the Shield. Bo says they have the Four Horsemen of the WWE. Bo and Curtis put up the four fingers. Seth and Finn have a conversation away from Bo and Curtis. Seth says it is a hard no. Bo tells Curtis to keep his chin up. Bo says they don’t need them. Bo and Curtis turn away and then try to attack Finn and Seth but Seth with a super kick to Bo and Finn with a Slingblade to Curtis. Rollins clotheslines Axel over the top rope to the floor.
Balor takes care of Rollins with an elevated elbow drop to the chest. Continue Reading