This was a number one contender’s match for the Intercontinental Championship.
After the first few minutes of this match, you would have understandably thought that this was clearly going to be a very ordinary and possibly trite Raw main event. Soon after that though these three really turned it on and delivered something far more fun and satisfying.
Bodies were flying all over the place and all three guys really did a great job of selling the importance of winning this match. They were genuinely on their way to a great match when all of a sudden it became an ordinary Raw main event again.
Samoa Joe popped up to attack Rollins. Then Bray Wyatt showed up to attack Balor. Miz pinned Balor easily after that. Defenders will say, “Well, it at least made sense.” Please explain how making a TV main event unsatisfying to continue three shitty feuds makes sense in any way. (***)