Finn Bálor def. Seth Rollins
Technically, The Miz faces a disadvantage when he defends his Intercontinental Title against Seth Rollins and Finn Bálor under Triple Threat rules at WrestleMania. However, credit where credit is due: The A-Lister has played the situation perfectly thus far. Rather than target or try to form an alliance with one of his opponents, Miz has instead stoked the lingering animosity between The Kingslayer and The Extraordinary Man – so much that even a joint “Miz TV” interview turned into a brawl that ended with Rollins decking Bálor to the mat.
The mounting tensions also led to a match later in the night between The Awesome One’s two challengers, a hard-hitting game of one-upsmanship that saw Rollins fight with a little extra fire given that Miz made a point of bringing up his Universal Title loss to Bálor back at SummerSlam 2016. The two former champions went kick-for-kick as the match went on, but Bálor went scientific for the deciding maneuver, trapping The Kingslayer in a small package while he was halfway through the superplex-Falcon Arrow combo.
The sudden loss left Rollins visibly frustrated as he left the ring, and seemed to confirm that all this drama forecasts the best possible outcome for Miz: Rollins is shaken, both challengers are a little worse for wear physically, and with their eyes on each other instead of the title, the champion could have his opponents right where he wants them.