Seth Rollins, the World Heavyweight Champion, is set to make a rare appearance on this week's WWE SmackDown at Madison Square Garden on July 7, 2023. This news has sparked curiosity among fans as Rollins is primarily associated with RAW and has not been seen on SmackDown in quite some time.
While Rollins hasn't graced the SmackDown screen in recent months, he did have a dark match against Damian Priest, who emerged victorious in the Money in the Bank ladder match, on June 9, 2023, when SmackDown visited Iowa.
The two competitors have been engaged in a series of matches, and their rivalry has intensified ever since Priest captured the Money in the Bank briefcase on July 1, 2023.
Missed Cash-In: Rollins' Frustration Erupts
During the previous Monday's episode of RAW, Rollins was on the verge of cashing in his contract when Finn Balor inadvertently interfered, preventing him from seizing the opportunity.
Frustrated by this turn of events, Rollins took out Dominik Mysterio with a devastating pedigree before leaving the arena. This week on WWE SmackDown, it is expected that Rollins will either continue his rivalry with Damian Priest or possibly issue an open challenge.
The Visionary has a reputation for being a fighting champion and has even defended his title against Bron Breakker on an episode of NXT. If he chooses to issue an open challenge, it would mark the first time the World Heavyweight Championship is defended on a televised episode of SmackDown since its inception.
In addition to these possibilities, the upcoming SmackDown episode will feature a 'Tribal Court' segment involving Roman Reigns and The Usos. Rollins, who was a pivotal member of The Shield alongside Reigns, may choose to make an appearance during this segment to taunt his former ally.
The prospect of seeing these two beloved stars in the same ring once again is sure to excite the WWE Universe. While the specifics of Rollins' role on SmackDown are yet to be confirmed, fans can anticipate an action-packed and memorable episode with the World Heavyweight Champion in the mix.
Whether he competes in a dark match, issues an open challenge, or participates in the 'Tribal Court' segment, Rollins' presence is sure to leave a lasting impact on the blue brand.
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