WWE’s ‘Leading Candidate’ For First World Heavyweight Champion Revealed

1 month ago by Sanchez Taylor

WWE’s ‘Leading Candidate’ For First World Heavyweight Champion Revealed WWE

The leading candidate for the inaugural titleholder of the new WWE World Heavyweight Championship has now been revealed.

On the April 24 edition of WWE Raw, Triple H unveiled a new world title that will be assigned to the brand that doesn’t take WWE Undisputed Universal Champion Roman Reigns in the WWE Draft.

There has been a lot of speculation about the first star to hold the new gold, with many believing WWE’s choice of first titleholder will set a precedent for the new championship.

Per WrestleVotes (via GiveMeSport), Seth Rollins is the ‘leading candidate’ for this honor. Noting that Rollins has a very strong chance to be crowned champion, WrestleVotes noted:

With the new title, I’ve heard he’s a very strong candidate to be the first guy. No doubt about it, Seth is your leading candidate.

Rollins notably cut a passionate promo following the title’s announcement, stating that it is viewed as an opportunity to have a championship that’s about more than politics and part-timers.

A World Heavyweight Champion will be crowned at the May 27 Night of Champions event. An official title match hasn’t yet been announced.

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