With Seth Rollins winning the 30-man Royal Rumble - thus booking a match vs. Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 35 for the Universal Championship - it's safe to say that The Architect is finally in the midst of another main event push.
Since Roman Reigns left in October to deal with Leukemia, WWE has yet to find its next big star to build around on the Raw roster. But finally, Rollins is back in the main event picture after spending most of the past two years as a mid-card superstar.
Well, Rollins and his long-time fans can thank Triple H for that. According to WrestleVotes, it was The Game's idea to push Rollins back into the main event status, and to have him face Lesnar at WrestleMania.
Catching up on RAW as we were in the air last night, but the emotion in the opening segment between Rollins & Triple H was real. This renewed Rollins push, and the decision for him to main event Mania was very much Hunters call. The Game is going “all in” w/ Rollins.— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) January 29, 2019
Rollins' last main event push was cut short in Nov. 2015, when he suffered a gruesome ACL and MCL tear amid his WWE Championship reign. Rollins had defeated top-notch opponents like John Cena and Sting to retain the title, and The Authority was building him up as the next main face of WWE.
But by the time Rollins returned, Reigns was in the midst of his push as the new main star in WWE. Thus, The Architect had to take a back seat and endure a run as a mid-card superstar instead.
With Reigns sidelined long term, Rollins was easily the main choice to take over as the top babyface on Raw. With a strong skill set in the ring and superb mic skills, Rollins is more than over with the crowd. It'd be a surprise if he didn't end up beating Lesnar at WrestleMania, given that the latter is reportedly about to leave for the UFC for good.
What This Means
Triple H and the McMahons promised fans there would be change in 2019, and so far, they're delivering. Fans have screamed for Rollins to get that main push for a while, and it's finally coming back. Now, we'll see if he can join Reigns in the exclusive club of superstars who've defeated Lesnar.