In a surprising turn of events, it has come to light that Seth Rollins was a serious contender to enter WrestleMania 39 as the reigning WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Set to face off against A.J. Styles at Night of Champions, Rollins had the opportunity to secure the coveted title before the grandest stage.
Reports from Fightful Select suggest that while the specific outcome remained unknown, Rollins was under consideration as a potential champion for "The Showcase of the Immortals." However, WWE ultimately decided against splitting the belts, prompting the intense showdown between Rollins and Styles this Saturday.
Before the Night of Champions event, speculation had run rampant due to Rollins' involvement in filming "Captain America: New World Order." Some fans and insiders surmised that his movie commitments might hinder his chances of capturing the World Heavyweight Championship.
Furthermore, the fact that Rollins had pre-taped segments for consecutive episodes of "Raw" added fuel to the conjecture.
WWE Officials Quash Film Rumors
Nevertheless, WWE officials emphatically dismissed these rumors, asserting that Rollins had already completed his filming obligations and was fully committed to his wrestling career.
In response to the speculation, a high-ranking source within the company told Fightful, "We were made aware of the situation, and he's already done filming. We had planned the sit-down interviews to make up for his absence, and it's full speed ahead." The potential title reign for Seth Rollins would have added an exciting dynamic to the build-up for WrestleMania 39.
His exceptional in-ring abilities and his "Visionary" persona would have presented a formidable champion heading into the grand event. Rollins' previous championship accolades and compelling rivalries would have only enhanced the anticipation surrounding his reign and potential challengers.
While the decision not to crown Rollins before WrestleMania 39 may have disappointed some fans, the upcoming clash between Rollins and Styles is a fiercely contested battle. Both competitors possess immense talent and a hunger for championship gold, guaranteeing a memorable encounter for the Night of Champions audience.
As the WWE Universe eagerly awaits the outcome of this highly anticipated match, one thing remains certain—Seth Rollins continues to prove himself as a formidable force within the WWE landscape. Whether he emerges victorious at Night of Champions or not, his presence alone signifies his relentless pursuit of greatness and his undeniable impact on the wrestling world.