What's the story?
It just wasn't Seth Rollins' night on Raw. The former Universal Champion received one of the most barbaric beatdowns in recent memory at the hands of Brock Lesnar which has predictably increased the hype surrounding the feud.
As we had reported earlier via WWE.com, Rollins underwent a series of evaluations after the assault. However, the details of his storyline injury were kept under wraps. In a surprising update as per WWE Digital, Seth Rollins has requested the company not to release any information on his condition.
In case you didn't know...
Seth Rollins took on Dolph Ziggler on the most recent episode of Raw and was on the cusp of victory before Brock Lesnar interrupted the proceedings. As Paul Heyman would say, the Beast Incarnate went on to victimize the self-proclaimed Beastslayer.
Countless F5s onto the ring post and a steel chair resulted in Rollins spitting blood out his mouth. WWE medics rushed to the scene and stretchered him back to an ambulance. However, the Brock Lesnar wasn't done yet.
The WWE Universal Champion delivered another F5 to Rollin backstage, effectively sending out a resounding statement days before his scheduled title defence at SummerSlam.
Seth Rollins and Brock Lesnar have been embroiled in a feud since WrestleMania 35, where Rollins defeated Lesnar to win the Universal title for the first time in his career. Lesnar would go on to win the MITB briefcase and would successfully cash in the contract at Extreme Rules to reclaim the title.
While it may be odd to see Rollins and Lesnar in a programme yet again, WWE is trying its best to amp up the excitement levels for a match that the fans have already seen at a major PPV.
Paul Heyman was said to have had a big influence on this week's booking, which reflected throughout the show. The heightened brutality of the Lesnar/Rollins segment certainly had the fingerprints of Heyman all over them.
The heart of the matter
In an update regarding Rollins' medical condition, WWE posted the following tweet which stated that Rollins didn't want the information about his status to be released in the public domain.
WWE is playing up the angle all they can and have perfectly set the stage for a valiant babyface return for Rollins on the next episode of Raw, which will be the go-home show for SummerSlam.
SummerSlam is set to take place at the Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Canada on August 11th, 2019.