Seth Rollins def. Intercontinental Champion The Miz
If there’s one silver lining for Seth Rollins after he lost in the Men’s Elimination Chamber, it’s that his marathon-man performance in both the structure and its preceding Gauntlet Match have reignited his fire to once again become “The Man.” For The Miz, who believes the Intercontinental Title makes him a perennial main-eventer, that might be a bit of a problem.
True, Miz is a budding reality star who is only 62-days away from the longest cumulative run as Intercontinental Champion. But as furious as he was over his perceived disrespect, it wasn’t enough to carry him past the previously-unannounced opponent of Rollins in a match that “might” (per Kurt Angle) indicate who Miz faces at WrestleMania.
If it does end up being Rollins, The A-Lister “might” have his work cut out for him. Even though Miz used The Miztourage to his advantage and revved up gradually into a full-court press against The Architect, Rollins laid out Miz and his crew with a suicide dive before dispatching The Awesome One with the Revolution Knee and a Frog Splash that carried him almost completely across the ring.
It was the latest in a series of marquee moments for Rollins; unfortunately, this one didn’t last long, as The Kingslayer’s celebration was interrupted within seconds by another Superstar with the spotlight on his mind: Finn Bálor.