Seth Rollins won a 10-man Battle Royal on this week's episode of Monday Night Raw, earning a rematch against Universal Champion Brock Lesnar at the Aug. 11 SummerSlam pay-per-view.
The Architect hasn't wasted any time trying to make a statement ahead of his rematch against The Beast Incarnate. After last night's victory, Rollins interrupted Paul Heyman and told him to shut up.
Now? Rollins is feeling confident about a victory over Lesnar. The former took to Twitter and called the new Universal Champion his "Everest," and promised to "reach the summit" with the fan support.
Its been my mission since Rumble to bring that title back to Raw and to the live events every week..and to defend it with passion. Lesnar is my Everest, and with your support....at Summerslam I reach the summit. https://t.co/XSfv7kZmfK— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) July 16, 2019
Rollins defeated Lesnar at WrestleMania 35 in a monumental upset to become the new Universal Champion. He had a handful of successful title defenses, but the illustrious reign came to an end at Extreme Rules.
Rollins and Becky Lynch were able to defend their respective championships against Baron Corbin and Lacey Evans in a mixed tag bout. However, Lesnar came out after the match and cashed in the Money in the Bank contract he won two months ago. He viciously assaulted Rollins and easily put away The Architect to win the third Universal Championship of his career.
Heyman had previously teased a Lesnar cash-in that never took place. The latter tried doing so at the Super ShowDown pay-per-view, but Rollins was able to fight back by attacking Lesnar with a steel chair.
But on Sunday, Lesnar finally fulfilled Heyman's promise and took back the title that's belonged to him for the vast majority of the past two years. If history is any indication, Lesnar will embark on another lengthy championship reign - but Rollins just might have one more big upset in him.
What This Means
The Rollins-Lesnar feud has been one of WWE's top storylines of 2019 thus far, so it makes sense to pit them against one another in a marquee pay-per-view event. Since Lesnar rarely loses any of his matches, it's hard to see Rollins pulling off another victory - but we've seen crazier things happen. Now, we sit back and watch some more epic building up between Heyman, Lesnar and Rollins.