Seth Rollins, the reigning WWE World Heavyweight Champion, has been shouldering the responsibility of the red brand since May 2023, when he clinched the prestigious title as the inaugural champion. Recently, this wrestling visionary shed light on the reasons behind WWE's decision to reintroduce the World Heavyweight Championship into the current era.
Earlier this year, the announcement of the World Heavyweight Championship's return was made by none other than Triple H himself, accompanied by a revamped design for the modern times. The thrilling moment of triumph came for Seth Rollins at WWE Night of Champions 2023 when he emerged victorious over AJ Styles in a gripping showdown held in Saudi Arabia.
Visionary Surrounded by Worthy Challengers
As an exclusive title for Monday Night RAW, The Visionary now finds himself surrounded by a sea of worthy challengers, a testament to the allure and prestige of the World Heavyweight Championship.
In an interview with Complex, Seth Rollins delved into the reasoning behind WWE's decision to reintroduce the title, stating: "It's very important. The World Heavyweight Championship is a new title. Roman had sort of taken over the other two championships and it had been very difficult for the rest of the roster.
There was a glass ceiling and the nice thing was we had so many guys pushing at the glass ceiling that we all burst through at the same time and there was the need for a second title." (From 9:50 to 10:12) With this revival, the WWE has provided an opportunity for deserving talents to break through the barriers and ascend to the top echelons of the wrestling world.
As The Visionary, Seth Rollins is now set to defend his hard-earned title against a longtime rival at WWE SummerSlam 2023. Following his victory against AJ Styles, Rollins faced another formidable challenge in the form of Finn Balor, who harbored the desire to claim the newly reinstated title on Monday Night RAW.
The highly anticipated clash between Finn Balor and Seth Rollins took place at WWE Money in the Bank 2023, with both competitors putting forth their best efforts in London. However, a well-timed distraction by Damian Priest played a crucial role, allowing The Visionary to retain his championship.
Interestingly, Damian Priest himself is now eyeing the grand prize after seizing the Money in the Bank briefcase in London. With unresolved rivalries and championship aspirations, SummerSlam promises to be an electrifying event, where Finn Balor and Seth Rollins will collide once again, settling their scores after nearly seven years.
All eyes will be on this epic encounter, as the victor will be crowned the undisputed World Heavyweight Champion, solidifying their place in wrestling history.