Seth Rollins has been on a collision course with the WWE Universal Championship ever since the belt was unveiled as the alternate for the WWE Championship which he lost to Dean Ambrose and SmackDown. He failed to capture the title from Finn Balor and then from Kevin Owens as he turned face because of a Triple H betrayal. Ever since that, Rollins played second fiddle on Raw to other wrestlers like KO, Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns and even Goldberg. After his slow push materialised with a win at the 2019 Royal Rumble, it was widely reported that he finally will win the title at ‘Mania. Despite the red herrings and all the question marks around Rollins, including the return of Roman Reigns, Rollins finally won the belt from the Beast Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 35 in a short, but sweet match. We are the Wrestling Hub and today we’ll be looking at Why Seth Rollins Won the WWE Universal Championship.
Brock Lesnar and Seth Rollins opened the show in a surprising twist from conventional norms. Lesnar attacked Rollins before the bell rang and brutalised The Architect around the ring. It was a violent beat down and Rollins showed the scars of the battle relatively early, as his back was all scratched up and bruised. However, one kick to the groin leveled the playing field, and Rollins finished the Beast off with a trifecta of curb stomps. Lesnar was beaten up and Rollins stood triumphant.
Why would WWE send Lesnar away in such a convincing way, when multiple top stars have tried and not beaten Lesnar in such a fashion? Well, there are two simple reasons for it. Firstly, it was to establish Rollins as a capable top star who can ride the momentum from this win for a few weeks. Despite the low blow, Rollins still did manage to defeat Brock pretty convincingly. It’ll hopefully help add legitimacy to the title reign going forward, because Rollins has gotten the better of Lesnar twice already, including the cash in at ‘Mania 31.
The second reason is probably the reason that makes the most sense. Brock Lesnar has been long rumoured to be heading back to the UFC for one last match against UFC Heavyweight Champion, Daniel Cormier. Cormier and Lesnar have had a confrontation inside the octagon before and DC is said to have postponed his retirement for this one big payday and has been turning down fights, including one against former champion Stipe Miocic. Even UFC President Dana White has confirmed that this fight will happen sooner rather than later as the UFC have just been waiting for Lesnar to finish up his WWE commitments. Now that Lesnar is probably gone, considering his match against Rollins seemed to indicate that he’ll be going away for a bit, it makes sense for Rollins to have won this match and probably is why he did.
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