Seth Rollins is back and has his sights on the title he had to give up. He'll have the chance to reclaim it on June 19.
Shane McMahon kicked off Raw with a bang on Monday, announcing Roman Reigns will defend his WWE World Heavyweight Championship against his former Shield brother at WWE Money in the Bank at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, via WWE:
Rollins made his return to WWE programming on Sunday at Extreme Rules and hit Reigns with a Pedigree after the Big Dog defeated AJ Styles in the show's main event.
Rollins has been out of action since early November after tearing his right ACL, MCL and medial meniscus at a live event in Dublin. That derailed The Architect's 220-day reign as WWE World Heavyweight champion—the title he won by cashing in his Money in the Bank contract at WrestleMania 31, defeating Reigns and Brock Lesnar.
Since Rollins' injury, Reigns has taken the spot as WWE's top guy. He's won the world title three times since Survivor Series in November, culminating in a victory over Triple H at WrestleMania 32 in April to win back the belt. Reigns' latest title retention has involved two matches with Styles, both resulting in wins for the Big Dog.
Rollins came out to the ring on Monday night with the bulk of the WWE crowd cheering for the return of the only man to hold the United States Championship and WWE World Heavyweight Championship simultaneously.
However, while Rollins was soaking in the fanfare, he reminded the WWE Universe of the times he was billed as the weakest world champion ever and how everyone used to boo him. He added that he put all the fan mail he received in a trash can and set it on fire.
It was a perfect opportunity to flip the script and begin the buildup to a babyface Rollins, but that appears to be in future plans. Much like Sunday night, the fans will favor Rollins over Reigns, but it still could be a while before that reflects in WWE's storyline.
The only downside to this match is it seems impossible to think Rollins will dethrone Reigns and begin a second world-title reign. But getting Rollins back is great for WWE and is a perfect way to build on Reigns' momentum of back-to-back terrific main events against Styles.
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