Seth Rollins successfully defended the title against Corbin at Super ShowDown and Stomping Grounds in June; the latter title defence featured Lacey Evans as special guest referee. He won with assistance of his real life girlfriend and Raw Womens Champion Becky Lynch to overcome Evans' biased refereeing.
Rollins teamed up with Lynch and defeated Corbin and Evans at Extreme Rules in a Winner Takes All Mixed Tag Team match. On the same night, Rollins lost the title to Lesnar who cashed in his Money in the Bank contract thus ending his reign at 98 days.
The following night on Raw, Rollins won a ten-man battle royal for the right to face Lesnar for the championship at SummerSlam by last eliminating Randy Orton. During an interview with Newsweek, Rollins talked about the Wild Card rule: “Maybe? The Wild Card really muddled things up, to be honest with you.
Now you’re seeing those guys every single week. It used to feel special when I see the New Day but now they’re eating pancakes backstage every chance they get on Monday and I’m not a fan of that. But no, it’s great that there’s so much talent across both brands.
I think once you see the move to Fox it’s really going to tighten down as far as best Wild Card options and stuff like. It’s really cool to see things come together now and get these cool match ups you might not get in October or November”.