Elias def. Bobby Roode via Match Stoppage
Last week, Elias beat Bobby Roode with some sly, under-the-table trickery that you could be forgiven for missing on first glance. This week, he dropped the pretense and straight-up stole a victory from The Glorious One.
The former United States Champion had been hanging so tough that, when the match came down to a slugfest on the apron, the guitarist rammed The Glorious One throat-first into the cables tying the turnbuckle to the ring post. Given that Elias had exclusively targeted Roode’s throat leading up to that maneuver, this finishing touch was enough to send Roode tumbling to the ringside mat, gasping for air. When medical personnel arrived on the scene, Elias grabbed the microphone, declared himself the winner and made his exit.