While it is rumoured that Seth Rollins picked up an injury that’s going to leave him side-lined for a short while, it is no surprise that he has been forced to drop the belt to Ziggler.
While we would argue that Ziggler deserves more than a simple showup/get an unexpected title win, if Rollins is indeed hurt, fair play for getting in the ring to defend the title one more time instead of just handing the gold over
Give Seth Rollins credit for doing the honourable thing and reinstating his Intercontinental Title Open Challenge despite a hellacious defence against Elias at WWE Money in the Bank. But The Kingslayer’s heart got the better of him, and Dolph Ziggler took advantage of the champion’s wear and tear to snap Rollins’ reign and win The Architect’s coveted title.
That said, The Architect proved to be a tougher task than the former World Heavyweight Champion expected, even after suffering additional damage to his knee. Luckily for Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, who had been prowling at ringside, was there to make his presence known, leading to duelling roll-ups between champion and challenger.
Rollins tried to put Ziggler away with a handful of tights the same way he had against Elias, but The Show-off was just a little bit sneakier, reversing The Kingslayer with a two-handed, tights-assisted pinfall of his own.
When Ziggler mocked the former champion and Rollins lashed out after the bell, McIntyre struck, helping Ziggler drop the deposed titleholder with the brutal Claymore-Zig Zag combo. In a post-match interview, the new champion and his enforcer reiterated that they had no interest in T-shirt friendly catchphrases like “Burn it Down” or “It’s My Yard” — all they were there to do was win. The Kingslayer has been slain. Long live the Intercontinental Champion.