Drew McIntyre retained WWE Championship after defeating Seth Rollins in his first WWE PPV title defense at Money in the Bank 2020.
McIntryre started on the front foot in a match where we saw both superstars enjoying the long periods of domination. After failing to get an opening for several minutes, Seth came into the match with a series of dives and his trademark knee dives. After a long time, we got see Seth Rollins being able to display his full move set like superplex/falcon arrow combo, Boston crabs, STF and other moves.
However, even after trying his superkicks, splashes, and the stomp, McIntryre kept kicking out of the pin. As Rollins grew frustrated, McIntryre came back strongly to hit him with Belly to Belly suplexes, Glasgow kiss, and finally the Claymore kick to win the match.
With a full repotoire on display from both men, this was the most technical WWE Championship ever since Brock Lesnar became the champion back in October. Lasting for around 20 minutes, this was also the longest WWE championship match since SummerSlam 2019.
After the match, McIntyre offered his hand to Rollins as a show of respect. After some initial hesitation, Rollins did shake the hands with the WWE Champion, indicating the end of their rivalry for now.
Earlier, Drew McIntyre won the WWE title from Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 36. Seth Rollins jumped on McIntyre a week later after claiming that he was crucified at WrestleMania with the loss to Kevin Owens, and is not resurrected. McIntyre acknowledged Rollins’ attack and challenged him for the match at Money in the Bank.
As we moved forward with the build-up, Rollins kept saying that he is trying to unburden him from the responsibilities of the champion. McIntyre, on the other hand, did not look bothered with Rollins’ non-sense.