Seth Rollins made his return to WWE Monday Night RAW for the first time in over six months last night.
The former World Heavyweight Champion made it known that he was coming to get back the title that he was forced to forfeit thanks to his terrible knee injury suffered at the back end of 2015.
Unfortunately, he's returned as a heel. And that is an absolutely awful decision by the WWE's creative team.
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The pop that Rollins received when he made his shock return at Extreme Rules on Sunday night was incredible. The WWE Universe was going berserk as he delivered that pedigree to Roman Reigns to end the PPV.
Similarly, the fans in attendance at Raw last night in Baltimore went mad as Rollins' music hit and he came down to the ring to address the crowd for the first time since November of last year. Fans were chanting at Rollins and showing their love for the talented superstar.
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Then he ruined it by reverting to his old heel persona. The fans in attendance last night and the millions that watched RAW around the world had all been hoping that Rollins would return as a fan favourite - someone they could get behind. But nope, the WWE have kept him as a heel.
Awful Main Event
Even worse, they are now having him feud against Roman Reigns for the World Heavyweight Title. So that is now two wrestlers which will be routinely booed in the main event for the next month, at the bare minimum. Talk about awful television.
Seriously, the main event scene, which will get a lot of TV time dedicated to it, is going to be made up of Reigns - who fans still boo despite being a face - and Rollins, who is actively trying to get people to boo him.
If Rollins had returned as a babyface, thanking the crowd for the well-wishes - which had made him see the light and turn away from being a heel - then the WWE would have itself a ready-made good guy who would be cheered to the rafters while taking on Reigns.
Instead, we have just another heel who will get booed by some and cheered by others and, as usual in the increasingly stale WWE, things will stay exactly the same.
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