This Monday on "WWE Raw," Seth Rollins once again defended his WWE World Heavyweight Championship, marking the third time in a mere 11-day span. Commenting on this accelerated rate of title defenses, actor and former WWE writer Freddie Prinze Jr.
expressed his support during his "Wrestling with Freddie" podcast. Prinze Jr. posited that Rollins' frequent title defenses would maintain the championship's value. Instead, he believed it would fortify its status as an honorable title.
Prinze Jr. praised Rollins, drawing parallels between the champion and a crossbreed of the hardest-working man in the industry and the most technically skilled one. "I won't claim that he fully embodies either archetype, but he certainly personifies a blend of both," Prinze Jr.
suggested. "He's proficient in his moves and excels in making his opponents and himself look impressive. If anyone can imbue that belt with significance, it's him. Therefore, we shouldn't fuss over how often he defends it. Once the villain eventually triumphs, it will provide a dynamic narrative twist with the heel renouncing the frequent defenses and paving the way for a heroic storyline."
"Rollins: Champion of Hard Work"
In the aftermath of the recent WWE World Heavyweight Championship's introduction, Rollins has actively promoted the title as a badge of honor for the hardest workers in the business.
The eight-time World Champion dethroned AJ Styles at the Night of Champions and has been regularly defending the title ever since. Rollins pledged to carry the title to every "Raw" event and protect it in an open challenge, a stark contrast to his former Shield partner, Roman Reigns, who rarely puts his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship on the line.
Rollins' commitment to the title has even seen him publicize his upcoming schedule, reinforcing his promise to the WWE fans that he and his championship will be a constant presence. Prinze Jr. approves of Rollins' mission to solidify the WWE World Heavyweight Championship as "the working man's title." He refuted those suggesting that such frequent defenses would diminish the title's prestige, remarking, "I haven't heard a boo for Seth Rollins in over two years. Given a chance, this approach could truly succeed."