It has taken six months, but Seth Rollins is finally back in the WWE.
The mercurial Superstar gatecrashed the celebrations of Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns at Extreme Rules last weekend, much to the delight of the majority of fans at the Prudential Centre.
For some, the return of Rollins brings with it the hope of saviour from the mute champion.
Reigns may be the heir apparent to John Cena in terms of (hopeful) baby face popularity, but this venture has not begun well to put it mildly.
The champion appears nervous and, indeed, lifeless during his promos and his lack of in-ring nous has had the hardcore WWE fans calling for change within just a few short months of his title reign.
The return of Rollins could not have come at a better time. His stock was never higher before a serious knee injury meant he had to vacate the title, much to the dismay of himself and the WWE creative team as a whole.
A former member of the Shield, Rollins is the closest thing to legendary figure Shawn Michaels that you will find in the squared circle right now.
He is incredibly athletic, can wrestle in a variety of ways and is a commanding presence with the microphone in hand. Three things that you could not say about the current title holder.
The WWE are doing their best to get Reigns ‘over’, which has brought little success so far. He receives minimal talk time and less than complimentary crowd reactions are often muted by the sound team.
Yet, the man with the wrestling royalty bloodline still appears to be the man Vince McMahon wants as the face of the company for the next decade.
With the two set to square-off at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view, it will be interesting to see which way the WWE creative team choose go. Do they try and legitimise the champion further by giving him the victory, or do they start over with him and give the more accomplished Rollins the gold?
The majority of fans will be hoping it is the latter, and with Rollins stating to ESPN'sJonathan Coachman that he would “love” to wrestle AJ Styles one day, maybe he is distancing himself from what Forbescalled “the feud that will define a generation”.
With a host of stars including Cena, Bray Wyatt, Brock Lesnar and Randy Orton to return in the near future, the crop of talent WWE has at its disposal has never been stronger.
There is now an incredible depth on the roster with a wide range of styles and ages, all they need is to choose who is going to lead them into a new dawn.
It may be a tough decision for some, but for the good of the company it has to be Seth Rollins. The man trusted to save true wrestling fans from the Roman Reigns era.
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