Seth Rollins. Monday Night Rollins. The Architect. The Kingslayer. The Beast Slayer. When Seth Rollins won the WWE Universal Championship at WrestleMania 35, it was well deserved and true of all those monikers. Sure, the build-up to their match could have been better, but the fast-paced win over Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 35 furthered his character than ever before.
But with The Beast Incarnate no longer in the WWE Universal Championship scene, the question is who does Seth Rollins face in the coming year? After the Superstar Shake-up and new faces being added to the WWE Raw roster, many potential matches do seem to pop up.
There are a plethora of opponents for Seth Rollins. Vince McMahon saw fit to make him the main guy on WWE Raw and be the first proper WWE Universal Champion, who will actually be there on Monday nights.
So, here are 5 WWE Superstars who could be in a potential feud with Seth Rollins in the coming weeks and months.
#5. The Miz
It's hard to believe but The Miz has been one of the better workers in the company in a while. When The Miz was WWE Champion, it probably came too early. His main event at WrestleMania 27 was a bit of a dud as it was already setting up the match between John Cena and The Rock.
Since then, he's become an 8-time WWE Intercontinental Champion as well as being a multiple-time Tag Team Champion. His feud with Daniel Bryan was actually well done as well as his recent on-going feud with Shane McMahon. which came off as enticing and entertaining.
While it's unclear whether Vince McMahon would rather put him in a program with Samoa Joe for the United States Championship, The Miz deserves to be in the main-event scene. He's no longer that guy who botched his first Raw promo. He can cut a promo. Look at his 'shoot' promo with Daniel Bryan on Talking Smack and you would see the difference.
While Seth Rollins has the edge when it comes to the in-ring work, The Miz has his number when it comes to mic skills. So, in terms of build up, this match would be worth it!
Since Andrade came to the main roster, he hasn't captured any titles. On the other hand, he's had excellent matches with AJ Styles and Rey Mysterio. There are even rumors suggesting that he's forming a new stable with Mysterio and Sin Cara to dominate the RAW brand. A modern-day LWO? It could be interesting if done correctly.
Andrade is a natural heel and would play well off Seth Rollins. Both of them are extremely agile but have slightly varied styles. In terms of a main-event match, this has all the makings of it. Moreover, It would be a great way for Vince McMahon and WWE to push another Mexican wrestler, who is a big star in his home country.
Andrade 'Cien' Almas is a very talented athlete and it would be a shame to waste him in the mid-card. Putting him as a foil for The Kingslayer would certainly thrill the WWE Universe.
#3. Braun Strowman
It's unfortunate that Braun Strowman was not given the WWE Universal Championship last year. He was over with the crowd and The Monster Among Men was a shoo-in to be the WWE Universal Champion. But for some reason, WWE decided to turn him heel and that killed his momentum.
While awarding him the briefcase at last's year Money In The Bank was unnecessary, Vince McMahon clearly told the WWE Universe that Braun Strowman was the guy who was going to carry the WWE going forward. But Mr. McMahon changed his mind and gave the title to Brock Lesnar instead.
Much like his match with The Beast Incarnate, Seth Rollins could easily pull off the David vs. Goliath style quite well. A realistic feud with Bruan Strowman would go over well with the WWE fans but it's unclear whether Vince would ever let The New Face of Destruction win the title till Seth Rollins wins it back from him. Only time with tell.
#2. Drew McIntyre
Drew McIntyre has been due for a main-event feud for a while. His match with Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 35 was ok but it didn't necessarily tear the house down. With Roman Reigns being drafted to WWE SmackDown, from a storyline perspective. it makes sense for him to go after The Architect.
When Drew McIntyre returned to WWE, he came off as a legitimate tough guy who could dominate anyone who would come in his way. While WWE hasn't pulled the trigger, it certainly has been teased for a while that he's the next big thing in WWE. Could he win the briefcase at WWE Money in the Bank 2019? Cashing in on the same night would set him up for a match at WWE SummerSlam 2019.
Whatever Vince McMahon decides, Drew McIntyre has shown he can move with the best in the ring and could be WWE Raw's top heel. I guess we'll find out in the weeks to come.
#1. AJ Styles
The Face That Runs The Place. The Phenomenal One, AJ Styles. If there's something that the WWE Universe would love, it's a match between Monday Night Rollins and The Phenomenal AJ Styles.
This match could even headline SummerSlam 2019. It has all the makings of a dream match. Moreover, it will give a chance for AJ Styles to turn heel and harken back to his feud with John Cena, which went over well with the WWE fans.
Both men are fantastic in the ring. The wrestling on display will be a high impact crowd pleaser. The fans want it and Vince, HHH and the rest of WWE creative just have to book it right. Mr. McMahon loves it when those 'greenbacks' start rolling in. And AJ Styles vs The Kingslayer is certainly a guaranteed big money main event.
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