Universal Champion Seth Rollins was brutally attacked by Brock Lesnar on this week's episode of Monday Night Raw, where he was stretchered out of the arena after suffering a storyline injury.
Rollins is scheduled to defend his Universal Championship against Baron Corbin at this Friday's Super ShowDown event in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. But after the attack from Lesnar, some might wonder if part of the storyline will see The Architect miss his match against Corbin.
But according to Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com, it has been confirmed that Rollins will be appearing at Super ShowDown after all. Keep in mind that Lesnar also vowed that he would be cashing in his Money in the Bank contract on Friday, so it remains likely that he'll do it against Rollins during or after his match against Corbin.
Over the weekend, Paul Heyman revealed via Twitter that Lesnar would cash in against Rollins on this week's episode of Monday Night Raw. Lesnar teased such a move numerous times, but he told Heyman he would do it "Friday," as he attacked Rollins with a steel chair before hitting him with the F5 finisher.
Rollins defeated Lesnar in a major upset at WrestleMania 35, becoming the new Universal Champion. The Beast Incarnate wouldn't appear again until the Money in the Bank pay-per-view, where he made a surprise last-second entry to claim the briefcase before Ali could get to it.
All signs point to Lesnar defeating Rollins this Friday, of course. It's rare enough for the former to lose matches, and it wouldn't make sense in any way for him to have a failed cash-in. The only question is when he'll cash it in on Friday, but perhaps he'll surprise us all and look to challenge Kofi Kingston for the WWE Championship instead of continuing his feud with Rollins.
What This Means
It's no surprise that Rollins will be appearing on Friday, but it's nice to have assurance. He's one of the WWE's premier superstars, and it wouldn't have made sense to keep him out of the Super ShowDown in storyline. It'll be interesting to see how things play out between he, Corbin and Lesnar this Friday - but it's hard to envision Rollins remaining Universal Champion by the end of the night.