Universal championship match
Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Seth Rollins
Seth Rollins outlasted 29 other superstars to win the 2019 men’s Royal Rumble match. When it was time to decide which champion he would challenge at WrestleMania 35, he was met with six F-5’s from Brock Lesnar.
At that point, a wise man would probably decide to avoid Brock Lesnar at all costs and instead challenge Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship on the big stage. But pro wrestling babyfaces can’t make decisions like that, otherwise they would be cowards. Thus, Lesnar versus Rollins for the Universal championship was made official at WrestleMania 35 on Sun. April 7, from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
That ass-whooping took place in late January. Not surprisingly, the Beast Incarnate has infrequently graced us with his presence since that beating. The Architect took some time to heal up before returning with a savior complex. CrossFit Jesus declared that the days of having an absentee champion needed to be done with, and he was the man who would answer the prayers of the WWE Universe and finally bring the big red belt back to Monday nights every single week. Seth backed up this hopeful talk by hitting Lesnar in the dick and stomping his face right into the canvas.
Brock Lesnar has some extra motivation in this match, because he has a chance to conquer every member of The Shield at WrestleMania if he can defeat Rollins. Lesnar beat Dean Ambrose with ease at WrestleMania 32, and he completely manhandled Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 34. Seth is the only member of The Shield who Brock has yet to maul on the grandest stage. In fact, Seth already got one over on Brock at WrestleMania 31 when he cashed in the Money in the Bank contract to end Lesnar’s reign as WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Brock still owes Seth some payback for that infamous heist.
One other thing to keep in mind here is that on the Feb. 11 episode of Raw, Seth Rollins claimed that he’ll sell his soul to the devil and burn in hell if it means winning the Universal Championship. He said those words nearly two months ago, so it’s easy to forget about, but those words do sound quite ominous. Is Paul Heyman the devil who Seth is referring to? I’m not really sure what Seth’s talking about, but it sure sounds like he is very willing to do reprehensible things in order to take the gold away from the Beast.
Finally, the week leading up to WrestleMania just wouldn’t be complete without rumors that UFC is heavily interested in Lesnar’s return. It’s pretty much an annual tradition at this point. Isn’t it funny how Brock’s negotiating leverage over Vince McMahon always becomes a hot topic around this time of year?
Find out which one of these superstars walks out as Universal champion by tuning into WrestleMania 35 and keeping it right here at Cageside Seats!
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