In a recent turn of events, the highly anticipated WWE Raw match featuring the reigning WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Seth "Freakin" Rollins, underwent significant changes. New details have surfaced regarding the original plans for this match, shedding light on what fans missed out on during the June 19th episode.
Initially, the episode was set to commence with Rollins defending his prestigious title through an open challenge. However, chaos ensued as the champion made his grand entrance when the enigmatic Finn Balor, representing The Judgment Day, launched a surprise assault on Rollins from behind.
The relentless attack orchestrated by Balor, marked by his repeated utilization of the Coup de Grace (a devastating double foot stomp), prevented Rollins from defending his World Heavyweight Title that night. Subsequently, reports emerged, unveiling the proposed matchup for Rollins against the returning Tommaso Ciampa, who had recently made a triumphant comeback to Raw after being sidelined for approximately nine months due to hip surgery.
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However, the dynamic nature of the WWE landscape quickly came into play, with WWE's Executive Chairman, Vince McMahon, deciding to alter the initially planned trajectory. Instead of Ciampa squaring off against Rollins, he found himself pitted against The Miz, a former ally.
Demonstrating his prowess, Ciampa convincingly triumphed over The Miz, only for The Miz to retaliate during the latest episode of Raw, fueling an intensifying rivalry. Providing an update on the scrapped Rollins versus Ciampa encounter, Fightful Select shared exclusive insider information.
According to their sources, the match was not slated to receive significant time in the ring and would have ultimately culminated in a non-finish, leaving fans on the edge of their seats. Fortunately, the opportunity for redemption awaits Rollins as he prepares to settle the score with Finn Balor on Saturday, July 1st, at Money in the Bank in England.
Rollins will put his World Heavyweight Title on the line against Balor in what promises to be an exhilarating clash. Aside from this highly anticipated bout, Money in the Bank boasts an impressive lineup, including a tag team match featuring Roman Reigns and Solo Sikoa versus The Usos, a gripping Men's Money in the Bank Ladder Match, a Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match, and other exciting encounters.
To catch all the electrifying action, tune in to WWE Money in the Bank on Saturday, July 1st, with a particular start time of 3 p.m. ET/noon PT. The event will be available for streaming exclusively on Peacock in the United States and on the WWE Network worldwide.
With these developments, WWE fans eagerly await the showdown between Rollins and Balor, poised to witness the culmination of their escalating rivalry at Money in the Bank.
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