With Brock Lesnar currently holding up the Universal Championship picture as it seems borderline impossible to defeat him, it makes it much more difficult for other big-name stars to enter that championship picture.
You could perhaps throw Seth Rollins into that conversation. Fans have never shied away from the fact that the Rollins we saw in 2015 was arguably the best work he’s ever done inside of a WWE ring. Despite being a heel at the time, the success did come down to constantly being involved in huge feuds with his WWE Championship on the line, along with his incredible in-ring work.
MONDAY NIGHT ROLLINS
Now, The Kingslayer is the Intercontinental Champion, yet he remains that big name the WWE Universe loves. Although he’s holding the so-called mid-card title, Rollins is still a main event talent, having feuded with the likes of Finn Balor and The Miz, and now the focus is on him once again to see what the WWE is planning for him now that the Superstar Shake-up is in the books.
Last week, the Wrestling Observer Newsletter revealed that two feuds the WWE is planning to book for the former Shield member include Jason Jordan - when he returns from injury - and new Monday Night RAW superstar, Jinder Mahal.
Fans will be divided about the choices WWE has reportedly made. Jordan and The Maharaja are talented, and working with Rollins can still take them to new heights, especially with his consistently impressive in-ring performances. On the flip side, you could argue Rollins perhaps deserves ‘better.’
However, when Natalya recently interviewed her fellow Canadian in Mahal for the Calgary Sun, she asked Mahal who his dream rivalry would be against in WWE, and he didn’t hesitate in picking Rollins.
His reasons for wanting this feud makes complete sense, and it’s something WWE should seriously book.
For him, it all comes down to NXT and the fact that Rollins had beaten him in the NXT Championship Gold Rush tournament final to become the inaugural champion.
According to Ringside News, he said: “Seth Rollins.
“The first-ever NXT Championship was decided in a match between myself and Seth Rollins. Unfortunately for me, Seth won that match and will always be known as the first-ever NXT Champion.
“Seth would then go on and capture the WWE Championship, along with many other championships in WWE.”
In a sense, you could say that a feud would mean they have come full circle.
That NXT Championship win kick-started Rollins’ WWE career and showed how much the company has valued him, while nobody really expected Mahal to achieve anything noteworthy in the company.
Fast forward six years, both men have held the WWE Championship and have prominent positions on the main roster, so this is something the company can certainly revisit if and when the feud is official.
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