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Bray Wyatt def. Seth Rollins

DALLAS — Seth Rollins may never believe that Bray Wyatt is a “god,” but The Reaper of Souls cast The Architect down all the same in the opening match of the first-ever WWE Great Balls of Fire pay-per-view event, and he did so with absolute relish.

After weeks of absorbing insults — “blasphemy,” in his words — from Rollins, Wyatt seemed to enjoy getting in The Kingslayer’s head in the early goings of their long-brewing confrontation. The Reaper of Souls laughed off The Architect’s early attacks and dangled upside-down off the ring post, stopping Seth cold right as he was about to pounce. Wyatt only turned on the jets once Rollins had been good and duly unmanned, and once he did, The Eater of Worlds quickly looked like a “god” of the Old Testament variety. The Kingslayer was subjected to all manner of savagery, landing face-first on the steel steps before suffering a superplex off the top rope and an unorthodox maneuver that spiked him forehead first into the apron.

The Kingslayer only managed to find daylight after dodging a running senton from his foe, and Rollins quickly threw his body to the wind in an attempt to claw out of the abyss. Bray answered in kind, blasting The Architect with a clothesline that forced Seth to deplete his own strength with maneuvers like a Falcon Arrow. Rollins’ persistence led Wyatt to scream “FIGHT ME!” at the top of his lungs, and The Architect obliged, driving The Eater of Worlds out of the ring with a flurry of fists and kicks.

Alas, boxing with a self-proclaimed “god” turned out to be a bad move for The Man. While the ref attempted to peel Rollins off his foe, Wyatt jabbed The Architect in the eye with his thumb. Quite literally blinded by Wyatt’s power, Rollins was easy pickings for a Sister Abigail that put him down for three.