With Survivor Series now in the rear view mirror, WWE has already kicked off the build to its upcoming pay-per-view event TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs.
On Sunday, it was announced that Seth Rollins would be defending the WWE Intercontinental Championship at TLC.
Rollins defeated United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura in a classic Champion vs. Champion match at Survivor Series. Post-match, WWE made the announcement.
It appears that WWE isn’t wasting any time and is hitting straight off the bat. Ambrose returned to the company at SummerSlam and turned heel in October on the same night that saw Roman Reigns relinquish his hard-earned Universal Championship and take a medical hiatus to fight the returning Leukemia.
Ambrose didn’t have any singles match so far since his return; all his matches since August have seen him fight with his brother side by side. At WWE Super Show-Down, The Shield defeated Dogs of War in tag team action.
Since turning heel, Dean hasn’t confronted Seth “man to man”. The Lunatic fringe has assaulted The Kingslayer either from behind or when he’s in an already dilapidated situation (Rollins vs. AOP for the RAW Tag Team Championship).
Last week, Ambrose burned his Shield jacket, ending the brotherhood that he once enjoyed with his hound brothers.
It would be interesting to see how exciting and heated the feud turns out to be. The WWE Universe has already started to feel that the rivalry has stalled which is justified as Ambrose was to feud with Roman but plans changed when Reigns took his hiatus and the creative had to come up with quick plans to “fix” the issue.
Rollins vs. Ambrose has already been rumored to be among the favorites to headline WrestleMania 35. What’s worth noting is whether Rollins would retain the championship gold on Sunday or lose it to his brother-turned-enemy only to win it back at WrestleMania since The Kingslayer’s stats reveal that he has a habit of winning titles at the Grandest Stage Of ‘Em All.