Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins def. Mojo Rawley
Seth Rollins claimed last week that he would be a “fighting” Intercontinental Champion. And, having held off The Miz in an instant classic to retain his prize at WWE Backlash, The Kingslayer put his money where his mouth was and issued an Open Challenge that was answered by Mojo Rawley in his first-ever appearance for Team Red.
That Rawley came up empty-handed speaks to Rollins’ skills as champion, but the challenger certainly made the most of the biggest opportunity he’s been afforded since the Superstar Shake-up. Rawley tried to capitalize on the champion’s wear and tear with a full-court press, and he hung tough when Rollins began to rally. It was going to take an above-and-beyond effort from The Kingslayer to stop Mojo, and that’s what he delivered, stopping Rawley’s freight-train forearm cold with a trifecta of a superkick, Revolution Knee and stomp to win. Week One of the Open Challenge is in the books, but another fight lies ahead. The only question is with who.