Seth Rollins defeated Finn Balor with (unintentional) assist from Damian Priest, whose Cash within the Financial institution briefcase was used as a weapon by Rollins. In a wild match, Rollins secured the victory after hitting the curb stomp on the briefcase, additional tearing aside on the Judgment Day in what may have been its most interesting hour.
Balor as WWE world heavyweight champion would have accomplished a Judgment Day Royal Flush, the place each member of the steady holds a championship. A Balor win would have additionally set the stage for what may have been yet one more epic long-term cleaning soap opera, of paranoia, distrust and, finally, betrayal. This template led to document scores on SmackDown via the Bloodline, and WWE had related substances in place to recreate this dynamic on Monday nights with the Judgment Day.
Given all of the injury performed to the still-prestigious Cash within the Financial institution briefcase via Austin Idea’s failed cash-in, WWE now had the prospect to greater than make up for it with Uncooked’s reply to the Bloodline.
“I 100% suppose that we may [have a long-term storyline similar to the Bloodline],” mentioned Ripley throughout an unique interview at a WWE/C4 occasion this weekend.
“I feel we may outdo the Bloodline, too. I feel we are able to take over and show why we’re probably the most dominant power within the WWE. On the finish of the day, they is perhaps blood, however we’re household.”
Balor didn’t even get to defend the WWE Common Championship when he gained the title in 2016. Balor’s official damage in that notorious match, by means of a Seth Rollins Buckle Bomb, was the focal a part of their storyline. In actual fact, the Rollins vs. Balor match was crammed with callbacks to their 2016 Common Championship match at SummerSlam. Balor painted the phrase “seven” on his proper shoulder, whereas Rollins wore remnants of his ring gear he wore when he injured Balor. Not solely did Balor work over Rollins’ arm, however he additionally used a buckle bomb into the barricade.
Ultimately, WWE opted to stay with the established order as Rollins prevailed whereas the Judgment Day continues to crumble.