Seth Rollins will be challenging Brock Lesnar for the WWE Universal Championship in less than three weeks at SummerSlam.
Rollins and Lesnar’s Universal Title rivalry has been a wild ride where both men have had the upperhand equally.
At WrestleMania 35, Rollins slayed The Beast to finally win the big red belt but his title reign turned out to be short lived.
After defending the Universal Championship for 98 days, The Beastslayer eventually lost the title to Lesnar at Extreme Rules, courtesy of a successful MITB cash-in on part of The Beast.
During a recent interview with The Hindu, Rollins fired multiple shots at Lesnar ahead of his title match next month.
“I’ve already shown the world I can beat Lesnar when I won the title against him at WrestleMania 35 and I can do it again. After that, at WWE Extreme Rules, Lesnar cashed in his Money in the Bank contract when I’d just emerged from a gruelling battle to take advantage of me and literally stole the belt back. Now you tell me, is such a win befitting of a champion?”
Rollins is hands-down one of the best fighting champions of this generation but the fact that Lesnar serves as a bigger box office attraction is what makes all the difference.
A business-minded Vince McMahon is more concerned about the numbers and has this put the gold on Lesnar time and again despite huge backlash from the WWE Universe.
“No kid in the world grows up wanting to be a ‘Brock Lesnar’. He might be a great wrestler/ performer, but he doesn’t inspire anyone, doesn’t do anything for the brand or business, and most of all, he’s a terrible champion.”
It’s too early to predict which man will be leaving Toronto with the Universal Championship around his waist. Fans could expect a swerve at SummerSlam provided WWE wants to stretch this rivalry up until Survivor Series.