With SummerSlam now in the rear-view mirror, WWE’s Night of Champions show is quickly approaching, as we’re a little under a month away from the only WWE show of the year where every title must be defended. So, with that in mind, it’s extremely likely – well, almost a guarantee – that the new WWE United States champion Seth Rollins will defend his newly won championship at next month’s pay-per-view, on top of having to defend his WWE world heavyweight championship against Sting.
Rollins’ match with John Cena at SummerSlam didn’t have a clean finish, so, that feud still has some life left in it, and, most of the time, it’s customary in WWE that the former champion gets an immediate rematch after he loses his title.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer said that Rollins losing the U.S. title to Cena at Night of Champions isn’t out of the question, as WWE isn’t planning on Rollins having a long run with the title, especially if he’s going to be holding onto the WWE world heavyweight championship for the foreseeable future.
It was also noted on the Observer’s website that WWE had announced that every single title will be defended at Night of Champions, and, unless Rollins’ match with Sting is for both titles, Rollins will end up working twice on the show.
“They have also announced that every WWE title will be defended on the show, which in theory means Rollins would have to work twice. If so, that’s the identical storyline ROH is doing with Jay Lethal two nights earlier on PPV.”
It’s rare to see somebody work twice on a WWE pay-per-view, but, obviously WWE has a ton of confidence in Rollins, as most of WWE’s major decision makers believe that he’s the best wrestler in the entire company.
There’s also a chance that WWE could have Rollins defend the U.S. title before next month’s Night of Champions show via an open challenge, or just a rematch with John Cena on RAW, where Sting could possibly cost Rollins the title.
As of right now, the idea is that Sting is coming back to put Rollins over, and help solidify Rollins as a WWE main-eventer. Of course, there’s always the outside chance that Sting could win the title, which could lead to a Sheamus cash-in either that night, or the following night on RAW, as it’s unlikely that Sting would hold the WWE world heavyweight championship for a significant length of time if he ends up winning it.
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