Seth Rollins became the WWE World Heavyweight champion at WrestleMania 31. While Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns physically exhausted each other, Rollins found a great opportunity to capitalize on a great chance at capturing the WWE championship. Bleacher Report noted that Rollins moonsaulted off a guy at an Indy show, and 10 years later, he became the WWE champion.
Hard work and perseverance brought Rollins to the big time, and it doesn’t look like he’s going to get selfish and egotistical backstage. The WWE chose Rollins to represent the next generation of WWE superstars that are coming up. The Davenport, Iowa, native is clearly ready to take on that challenge as WWE champion.
Rumors were talked about all day at WrestleMania regarding the plans for the main event. It wasn’t a secret that only a handful of people knew of the ending before it happened. When did Seth Rollins find out he was going to be WWE World Heavyweight champion? According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Seth Rollins was not told about the WrestleMania main event until that day.
“Rollins was only informed of plans when The Rock segment was going on. He was then taken into a room with Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman and producer Michael Hayes. They worked out the new finish to the main event but otherwise kept the structure of the original match that had been designed for Lesnar and Reigns.”
Meltzer also talks about the original plans for the WrestleMania main event. It’s said that Roman Reigns was slated to win the WWE championship, but obviously plans were changed after the continuous hateful reactions at nearly every live event. The cheers for Reigns came from the women, children, and a few men. WWE will always be subjective, but when it comes to business, hard decisions must be made.
Meltzer also believes that Lesnar was informed of the WWE title scenario at WrestleMania when he signed his contract on Tuesday. No report exists on when Reigns found out he was not winning at WrestleMania, but his family was absolutely shocked when Reigns took the pin for Rollins on the mat.
The WWE will move on from here and begin booking for the summer months. Included in the summer are Extreme Rules, Money in the Bank, Payback, Battleground, and SummerSlam. As of right now, the big “summer angle” that normally starts in a month or two is unknown. Seth Rollins and Randy Orton are headlining Extreme Rules at the end of April. Where should WWE go from here?
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