From the WWE rumor mill: Reason why Seth Rollins defeated both John Cena and Roman Reigns
What's the story?
Seth Rollins put on a fantastic display last night on Raw as he managed to defeat Roman Reigns and John Cena in a lengthy gauntlet match where he lasted for an hour and five minutes before he was eliminated by Elias. It seems that this was the start of something big for Rollins.
In case you didn't know...
Seth Rollins hasn't been anywhere near a singles title since he was defeated by Finn Balor back at SummerSlam 2016 when he fought to be the inaugural Universal Champion. He has been on the sidelines now for more than a year instead of being pushed into the mid-card and then being given two Tag Team Championship reigns.
Rollins is a former World Champion after cashing in his Money in the Bank contract back at WrestleMania 31, but his World Championship reign came to an end prematurely when he injured his knee in November 2015 and was then put on the shelf for six months following surgery.
Since then Rollins has only held the World title for a few minutes since he did manage to defeat Roman Reigns at Money in the Bank before Dean Ambrose then cashed in his Money in the Bank contract and defeated his longtime friend and rival.
The heart of the matter
On the most recent episode of The Wrestling Observer, it was discussed that the reason why Rollins was given such a huge push and was allowed to pin both Cena and Reigns on Raw was that there are plans for Rollins to challenge Reigns for the Universal Championship coming out of WrestleMania.
There have been seeds planted for this over the past few months with Reigns eliminating Rollins from the Royal Rumble back in January and Seth managing to pin his Shield teammate on Raw last night.
This would then keep Rollins busy until Dean Ambrose makes his return to WWE following his recent surgery and the duo then step into a feud of their own.
Seth Rollins steps inside the Elimination Chamber match on Sunday night against Reigns, Braun Strowman, Finn Balor, John Cena, Elias and The Miz in the first ever seven-man Chamber match with the winner going on to face Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania in April.
It seems that finally Seth Rollins is being given the push that he's deserved for a while, it's been a shocking few months for him throughout the failed Shield reunion but moving forward it seems that he might be being treated seriously again and being put into a World Championship picture.
Now that Seth has his Curb-Stomp back it seems that he has a new lease on life and his performance in the Chamber on Sunday could well dictate his direction heading into WrestleMania, now that we are aware of his direction coming out of the event.