A lot of signs have been pointing towards Seth Rollins winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, but it might not be that simple.
On May 27 at Night of Champions in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Seth Rollins, who won the Raw side of the tournament, will face SmackDown’s winner AJ Styles to determine the first holder of WWE’s new World Title.
Rollins has been many people’s prediction since the very start, but some doubts may be emerging.
As we covered on the site, Rollins was spotted on the set of MCU movie Captain America: New World Order.
Because of that project, as reported by WRKD Wrestling, the interview segments with Rollins that aired on last night’s May 15 episode of Raw were actually pre-taped because Rollins obviously wasn’t at Raw in person.
The concern becomes whether these kinds of movie roles are going to become commonplace for Rollins, which would mean similar situations where he won’t be able to be present at WWE shows.
The whole premise of announcing the new World Title was that the winner would be around full-time, unlike Undisputed Universal Champion Roman Reigns.
If Rollins wins and then ends up with more movie roles, it would kind of defeat the point a little bit.
Because of all this, there is reportedly “hesitancy” within WWE regarding the idea of Rollins winning the title.
We’ll keep you posted with any further updates, but you can see WRKD Wrestling’s exact wording of the situation below.
Here are results from the May 15 episode of WWE Raw:
Shinsuke Nakamura def. The Miz
It was announced Liv Morgan had suffered an injury and the scheduled Women’s Tag Team Championship match was cancelled
Mustafa Ali won a battle royal to become #1 contender for Gunther’s Intercontinental Championship at Night of Champions
Becky Lynch returned and cut a promo on Trish Stratus, challenging her to a match at Night of Champions
Dominik Mysterio def. Xavier Woods
As JD McDonagh left the arena after an interview, there was a tease of Finn Balor scouting him to recruit him for Judgment Day
Indus Sher (Sanga & Veer) def. two jobbers
Cody Rhodes promo on Brock Lesnar ahead of their Night of Champions match
Raquel Rodriguez def. Chelsea Green
Judgment Day (Finn Balor & Damian Priest) def. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn after interference from Imperium, which had been instigated by Paul Heyman doing deals with Judgment Day and Imperium earlier in the night
Seth Rollins #WWERaw segment last night was pretaped due to filming @Marvel’s “Captain America: New World Order.”
While many backstage are very happy for him, there is hesitancy when it comes to putting the new title on him should these roles continue. pic.twitter.com/BRiwEHUCQ5
— WRKD Wrestling (@WRKDWrestling) May 16, 2023
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