The feud between Seth Rollins and Brock Lesnar came to an explosive end when The Undertaker returned and Battleground and the search for a new contender began the following night on Raw.
Rollins waited until The Undertaker and Lesnar disappeared from the backstage area to get his feelings out in the open, and throughout his segment fans knew that a potential challenger would interrupt him and call him out.
Rollins is one of the finest competitors in the WWE, and if it was based on talent and wrestling ability then Rollins would be an almost unbeatable champion.
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At times, it’s a shame to see Rollins playing the role of a coward champion, but at the same time he plays the role really well and is very convincing.
Rumours have been circulating for a number of months now over who could Rollins’ next challenger be. A number of names have popped up and here are the three I think stand the best chance of doing so.
At one stage this seemed like the final match we were going with, but there hasn’t been a huge indication as to whether Triple H would try to take the title from Rollins himself.
Granted, there are still a number of weeks remaining until the event to build up a potential clash between the two but I feel like the WWE won’t pull the trigger on this.
SummerSlam would have been a perfect time for the two to go at it and Rollins could prove he’s a deserving champion, but at this stage it just seems like they’re going to wait a little bit longer until Triple H gets his hands on Rollins.
As loyal and as experienced Kane is, he isn’t the star attraction like The Undertaker or Brock Lesnar. Now that the WrestleMania XXX rematch is set, the WWE will be looking to have a big-name challenger for Rollins’ title to make it a must-watch match but at the same the focus needs to be on that rematch.
I think Kane would be a stepping stone for Rollins. The two have had their issues in the past, as recent as last week in fact. On paper Kane has a broken ankle, but it would be a good way to show what kind of monster Kane really is if he returns with the mask and tries to defeat Rollins.
It’s not the ideal title defence for Rollins, and it’s clear the two will cross paths again. Whether the title is involved remains to be seen. Apart from Triple H and another obvious option, is there any other serious challenger to Rollins’ title? So perhaps Kane is one of the only options left.
Seth Rollins’ opponent at SummerSlam has to be John Cena. He might hold the United States Championship, but the open challenges take place on Raw for a reason, and I feel that one week Cena will go on to drop the title courtesy of Rollins.
It makes sense. Fans might not like the fact that Cena gets another title shot but Cena is the biggest name in the WWE, and is someone Rollins simply has to beat to be seen as a worthy champion.
Cena has helped put on some great matches as of late, and we could expect the same from the two at SummerSlam and further down the line. Plus, how many more opponents does Rollins have to face?
He’s done with Randy Orton, he’s done with Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns is busy in his feud with Bray Wyatt, so John Cena is the last and biggest face Rollins needs to go up against.
Cena has done a fantastic job of elevating the importance of the United States Championship. This shows that the superstar plays a big part in the title being important and who knows, if Cena gets his match then SummerSlam could be the night Cena captures World Championship number sixteen, considering it’s set to be a huge event.
Not only that, who says a John Cena win would result him carrying the title around for months?
Cena would be the perfect champion for a certain briefcase holder to cash in a contract and become the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.