We are getting closer and closer to the Royal Rumble, in fact the premium live event will air this Saturday 29 January 2022 and in addition to the matches that give the event its name, there will also be some titled matches and a mixed tag team match.
One of the titled matches is that for the WWE Universal Championship between reigning champion Roman Reigns and his old friend and longtime foe, Seth Rollins. This match is really long-awaited by fans who with their challenge have made a leap into the past to the times when the two were members of the Shield together with Dean Ambrose, now Jon Moxley in AEW.
The latest news on Seth Rollins
In a recent interview with talkSPORT's Alex McCarthy, Seth Rollins promoted his Royal Rumble match against Roman Reigns calling him Wrestlemania worthy. "This is a match of the caliber of the Wrestlemania main event, without a doubt.
I really think we will kick off the Wrestlemania season right. It will always be Roman and me. It always depends on Roman and me. In many ways, we are the two biggest WWE stars of this generation and I think fans are clamoring for this match - especially for where we both are in our career paths - and we didn't think we would get it.
But now, here we are and I can't wait for the adrenaline of the Rumble." A few days ago we also reported that WWE had made some changes in the last episode of Raw and this also involved Seth Rollins, who in this regard said: "Stars aligned or misaligned, I don't know!
It depends on how you look. I've been in Smackdown on the rise for a long time and Roman was hitting a lot of guys over there. Month after month, he was leading the way and the only man who had no contact with him was me.
Whether it was in the plans or not I don't know, but at the end of the day I was selected for Raw, I shifted my focus and due to the division of brands, it's one of those things that you go to 'Ah, it looks like we're not going to get the top stars matchup on Smackdown', but we ended up having a title match in front of tens of thousands of people at the Royal Rumble."
While speaking with Alex McCarthy of talkSPORT, the former WWE champion claimed he was not going to ignore their history and said: "It's just an easter egg, I think, for some of the fans that have enjoyed [The Shield] and stuck around, followed us for years and stuff like that.
It would be very easy to tell the story of The Tribal Chief versus The Visionary, that's a simple story and obvious for those who watch on a weekly basis but if you follow the industry and you pay attention and you know where we came from, you know there was a third guy in the mix."