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CrossFit Jesus vs. Guitar Jesus for the Intercontinental title

Is it time for Seth Rollins to leave the IC title behind and move farther up the card?

As Seth Rollins heads into month three of his Intercontinental title reign, there may be more questions than answers to the question ‘what’s next’ for The Kingslayer.

The story so far

Remember when Monday night Rollins was unofficially born? On Feb. 19, 2018, Rollins took part in a seven-man gauntlet match and burned down the house. In one of the best performances of his WWE career, Rollins started in the number one spot and went on to eliminate both Roman Reigns and John Cena to open the match.

Oh, and Rollins went well over a hour in the match before finally being eliminated. Do you remember who knocked Rollins out of the match that historic night? Elias.

The build to Money in the Bank

When Seth Rollins became Intercontinental champion, he instituted his own weekly open challenge for a little bit. The Architect would go on to defend his title versus the likes of Mojo Rawley, Kevin Owens and Jinder Mahal.

Prior to a title match versus Mahal on Raw, Rollins interrupted Elias’ concert so he could make his walk to the ring. Everybody interrupts Elias, this was nothing new. After Rollins got rid of Mahal he took a moment to celebrate on top of the Raw announcer’s table where he was promptly hit in the back with a guitar from Elias and fell to the floor below.

Rollins was put on a stretcher after the guitar shot from Elias.

The go-home show

With less than week before the biggest match in his WWE career, Elias did what he does every week; try to put on a concert inside a pro wrestling ring. As luck would have it, for maybe the first time ever, Elias made it through an entire song uninterrupted. Everything was coming up Elias until Rollins showed up.

The IC champion chased off Elias but The Drifter left his prized guitar in the ring. This was a custom piece emblazoned with white IC title and was even given to Elias by noted hip hop artist John Mayer.

Showing no mercy, Rollins curb stomped his opponent’s possession to pieces and took a tiny bit of Elias’ soul that night.

On paper Seth Rollins should wipe the floor with Elias. Months prior to WrestleMania 34 Rollins was on a hot streak and he’s still right in the middle of some massive momentum.

Maybe Elias’ best chance to pull off an upset is if Rollins is looking ahead and thinking about making another run at the Universal title. Rollins has unfinished business with the WWE’s biggest title and it just feels like the former leader of The Shield should be the face of not just Monday nights but the entire company.

Tune into cSs for full bell-to-bell coverage of Money in the Bank this Sunday starting at 6:00 p.m. ET with the Kickoff show leading right on into the main card at 7:00 p.m. ET.


Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 52%
    Seth Rollins
    (126 votes)
  • 47%
    (113 votes)
239 votes total Vote Now

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