WWE Money in the Bank 2018 review: What we learned, takeaways, future projections

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WWE Intercontinental Championship Match

Seth Rollins (c) vs. Elias

What we learned: I think we learned here that Elias continues to get better and better and is going to hold a mid-card title at some point. I watched these two go at it at a house show on Friday night, easily the match of the night, and it made me think that this bout at Money in the Bank was going to be very good. That certainly turned out to be the case.

After refusing to play a song for the crowd at the Allstate Arena, saying that Chicago wasn’t worth it (he’s got the audience in the palm of his hand right now), Elias went out and put on one of his best performances since being called up to the main roster. The psychology of the match was very good, even with the focus getting switched from Rollins’ neck to his knee later on (which was a bit strange), and the crowd was really into it. Seth Rollins is right up there with AJ Styles these days as arguably the best in-ring performer in WWE and he was on his game on Sunday night. They went back and forth for about 17 minutes, and Rollins actually had to cheat to win by hanging onto Elias’ pants in the rollup finish. Elias really looked like a legitimate contender that could actually win at times. Good stuff here.

What’s next: With the finish going down the way it did, it leads me to believe that this program is going to continue. An Elias promo about the finish should be very solid, and an explanation from Rollins should be interesting as well. Looking forward to a rematch at Extreme Rules next month.