Seth Rollins went from being the top babyface Champion in the company to a Superstar who is quite possibly Roman Reigns 2.0 at the moment. The Beastslayer gets booed despite being a face but that's not entirely his fault.
The former Universal Champion will go into Survivor Series as the captain of Team RAW but he needs a solid feud after the PPV to restore his credibility as a top-tier babyface.
As pointed out in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter by Dave Meltzer, Seth Rollins is being advertised to face 2-time tag team champion Erick Rowan at the Boxing Day MSG show on December 26th. Rollins and Rowan faced each other in a Falls Count Anywhere match at the end of October and WWE intends on having a lengthier storyline between the two RAW Superstars.
The following three matches have been announced for the show, which, as we all know, are subject to change as per the customary live event disclaimer:
- Rusev vs. Bobby Lashley
- Asuka & Kairi Sane vs. Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch (WWE Women's Tag Team titles)
- Seth Rollins vs. Erick Rowan
Meltzer added that the fact that Rollins and Rowan have been advertised for a match is a good indication that, as of this week, WWE plans on booking a programme between the two Superstars after Survivor Series.
Here's what Meltzer highlighted in the WON:
"The 12/26 Madison Square Garden show historically is considered the biggest U.S. house show of the year, since it’s MSG and it’s the week after Christmas, which is traditionally the best week of the year to draw because of the idea wrestling tickets are used as Christmas presents.
This year’s version is a Raw show with three matches announced (which will likely all be changed), Rusev vs. Lashley, Rollins vs. Rowan (which means at least this week the idea is to put them together in a program) and Asuka & Sane vs. Flair & Lynch for the tag team titles."
As noted earlier, Seth Rollins will lead team RAW in a massive Elimination Tag Team Match at Survivor Series against the teams from SmackDown and NXT.
The 2-time Universal Champion may be one of the best in-ring workers in the company, however, his character has taken a major hit over the past few months due to a host of booking missteps from the WWE Creative.
Rollins gets a 50-50 reaction whenever he is featured on TV, much like Roman Reigns used to get during his infamous push as the top guy in the company.
While WWE can always turn Rollins heel, the company is showing interest in rebuilding the Beastslayer in a potential storyline against Erick Rowan, which on paper, doesn't look all that exciting.
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