Seth Rollins Reveals Why He Thinks WWE Created The World Heavyweight Title
Seth Rollins on the new World Heavyweight Title
After just over a year with Roman Reigns as the sole world champion in WWE, the company introduced a new World Heavyweight Championship following WrestleMania 39 and Seth Rollins was crowned the inaugural champion after his win over AJ Styles in the tournament final at Night of Champions.
Many have called the World Heavyweight Championship an elevated work-rate belt, with the belief being that Rollins will defend the title at least once a month in very good matches, while Roman Reigns will continue to seldom defend the Undisputed WWE Universal Title and when he does, the matches will be filled with interference and ref bumps.
Speaking on My Love Letter to Wrestling, Rollins noted he thinks calling the World Heavyweight Championship the 'work-rate title' is under-selling the belt. He also gave his thoughts on why WWE created the title in the first place.
"I think just kind of calling it the work-rate title is a little bit underselling it. At the end of the day, the title exists because our roster is so chock full of talent. There's too much to have one champion that's not around very much. I think the fact that we have so many worthy contenders, people that could hold this championship, I think that is the reason the title exists," Rollins began.
"If we had a weak roster and things weren't good and stuff wasn't hot, it would be a different story. It might be fine to just have one champ who isn't around and didn't want to make live events but that's just not the case. We're selling out left and right. We're hot from here to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Paris, France, Mexico City, it doesn't matter, we're selling out left and right and we need to have a World Heavyweight Champion on the men's side to represent that level of competition," he continued.
"We're going to put in the work to build this title to be as big as any championship in wrestling. We're not naive to think that we don't need to put in that work, we know that it needs to happen but like I said, you've got the roster and the guys and the crew who are willing to put in time to make it feel as big as it is."
Rollins has defended the World Heavyweight Title once since winning it, defeating Damian Priest on the June 5 episode of Monday Night Raw. According to reports, Rollins is set to put the belt on the line against Priest's Judgment Day faction mate Finn Balor at Money in the Bank on July 1.
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