WWE Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins is a proud fighting champion and plans to remain that way with the return of the popular Intercontinental Title Open Challenge.
Rollins will clash against his brother-turned-enemy Dean Ambrose on December 16 at TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs. In the meantime, The Champ plans to “test” himself by taking on other Superstars with his title on the line.
The Kingslayer announced the return of the exciting weekly open challenge on Twitter.
— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) November 26, 2018
The big white belt has been around The Kingslayer’s waist for 99 days now, but it’s only a matter of time that Rollins drops the championship gold to set his rumored WrestleMania 35 Universal Championship storyline in motion.
As revealed by SkyBet post-Survivor Series, the TLC betting odds favor Rollins (8/11) to retain his championship while Ambrose (1/1) is unquestionably the underdog.
On November 24, the former Shield brothers battled each other inside a steel cage in the main event of WWE Starrcade. The Lunatic Fringe suffered a humiliating defeat leading many to speculate whether it’s actually WWE’s move to have Rollins bring back the open challenge only to have the title change hands at TLC. It’s no secret that Seth is the ideal man, babyface rather, to resume the Intercontinental Championship Open Challenge on RAW.
While its’ pretty evident that Rollins will walk into TLC with the title, chances of a midcard Superstar receiving a big push through the challenge seems very likely. Apollo has had a main roster reboot a few weeks ago and seems to be the most favorite Superstar to give The Kingslayer a hard time in the ring as he looks to establish himself as the “Human Highlight Reel” in WWE.
WWE seems to be revisiting its old storylines as the return of the open challenge seems to kind of resonate with John Cena’s United States Championship Open Challenge where Kevin Owens popped up to attack and later on defeat the 16-time World Champion in his debut match on the main roster.