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Seth Rollins defeated Finn Bálor at SummerSlam on Saturday evening to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Rollins overcame the interference of The Judgment Day ringside to earn the win.
Earlier within the match, Damian Priest slid his males’s Cash within the Financial institution briefcase into the ring and inspired Bálor to make use of it with the referee distracted by Rhea Ripley and Dominik Mysterio. The Irishman did not appear excited by doing so.
In a while, Rollins kicked out of Bálor’s Coup de Grace try, and he earned the win after hitting The Prince with a Stomp onto the briefcase for the victory.
The SummerSlam bout was a rematch of the conflict between Rollins and Bálor that occurred at Cash within the Financial institution in London final month.
Priest gained the boys’s Cash within the Financial institution ladder match earlier that evening, and his presence at ringside with the briefcase in tow inadvertently distracted Bálor, permitting Rollins to win and retain the title.
The Irishman blamed his stablemate for costing him the match, and for a interval of every week or two, it appeared as if The Judgment Day was in severe hazard of imploding.
Bálor and Priest ultimately got here to an understanding, although, with the latter insisting he by no means would have cashed in on the previous and was solely ringside at Cash within the Financial institution in case issues went awry.
Priest additionally agreed to step apart and permit Bálor to pursue a rematch in opposition to Rollins given the controversial end in London.
A number of weeks in the past on Uncooked, Bálor interrupted a backstage interview involving Rollins and challenged The Visionary to a rematch. The titleholder provided to settle the rating proper then and there, however the Irishman seemingly backed down.
It was a ruse, although, as Bálor reentered the image and attacked Rollins, setting the stage for his or her return match at SummerSlam.
Bálor was already determined to beat The Visionary for the world heavyweight title, however his sense of urgency elevated much more within the weeks previous to the pay-per-view.
Along with Priest being Mr. Cash within the Financial institution and Ripley being the ladies’s world champion, Mysterio beat Wes Lee on an episode of NXT to change into the North American champion.
That left Bálor as the one Judgment Day member and not using a main accolade, and that remained the case at SummerSlam, as he fell brief in his try to take the title from Rollins.
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