Sunday night at Money In The Bank, Seth Rollins narrowly retained his WWE World Heavyweight Championship in a ladder match with Dean Ambrose. When both men fell from the ladder to the ring below, it appeared Ambrose had a chance at going home with the belt, but Rollins was able to retain possession of the belt at the last second to remain champion.
To close the show, WWE announcer Jo-Jo came out to the entrance ramp to interview Rollins about the match. Seth went on a rant about how he is the greatest WWE World Heavyweight Champion of all time. It appeared to be a set-up for a new storyline. News out late last night confirms that is indeed the case, and that story likely involves former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar.
Dave Meltzer reported last night on Wrestling Observer Radio that Rollins is scheduled to begin a program with Brock Lesnar this evening on WWE Monday Night RAW. As Inquisitr reported previously, Lesnar is scheduled to make his return to WWE tonight after a several-months-long absence.
Lesnar is being publicly advertised for next week’s RAW show in the Indianapolis market, so his appearance tonight on RAW in Cleveland should be more of a surprise. Brock’s manager, Paul Heyman, is also scheduled to appear on the show.
The exact tone of the angle is not yet known, but it would seem that Lesnar will likely go after Rollins with the idea that Brock never actually lost the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Seth.
When Rollins won the belt back at WrestleMania 31, he came out to cash in his Money In The Bank briefcase as Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar both had gone through a brutal encounter, and the match was coming to a close. Rollins didn’t actually pin Lesnar, as Seth was able to score the successful pinfall on Roman Reigns after hitting him with his now-banned Curbstomp finisher.
Meltzer also reported on Wrestling Observer Radio that WWE is contemplating moving the planned SummerSlam main event of Seth Rollins vs. Brock Lesnar up one month in time to WWE Battleground, which takes place on July 19 from St. Louis, Missouri. Brock vs. Seth at SummerSlam has been the plan for several months, going back to Lesnar losing the title at WrestleMania.
Following Monday’s RAW in Cleveland, Brock Lesnar is booked for the following shows: June 22 (RAW, Indianapolis), July 4 (WWE Network Special, Tokyo), July 6 (RAW, Chicago), July 13 (RAW, Cleveland), and July 19 (Battleground, St. Louis).
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