Seth Rollins was given the opportunity to defend his WWE World Heavyweight Championship in his highest-profile bout ever in Money in the Bank, facing off against Finn Balor in a championship rematch that has been seven years in the making.
Taking the ring to a 60-40 crowd split, with the “Visionary” holding a slight edge but not as much as usual, the two Superstars locked up in the middle of the ring and went on to produce the best pure wrestling match of the entire show, showing the educated audience the kind of in-ring styles that helped land both performers in the WWE Universe in the first place.
While Balor had the slight advantage on the back nine, the real turning point in the match came when Mr. Money in the Bank, Damian Priest, emerged from the back to seemingly get in Rollins’ head with the fear of a potential cash-in, but in reality threw his fellow The Judgement Day member off his game, providing just enough pause for the “Visionary” to recollect his thoughts and layout Balor with the Curb Stomp.
Is there disaster on the horizon in Judgement Day? Could one of WWE’s most impressive new factions be torn up before it really takes off? Is this just a more in-depth narrative of the conflict between JD and Rollins? In any case, this is fantastic news for the whole WWE Universe, especially Carmelo Hayes, who I have a feeling will hear his number called early and frequently during this feud.