Seth Rollins may have kept his title but he came off worse at WWE Payback.
Seth Rollins survived Shinsuke Nakamura to hold on to his World Heavyweight Championship at Payback. Rollins had been targeted by Nakamura in recent weeks with the Japanese star forcing Rollins to come clean about his back issues that are plaguing him.
Despite those issues, Rollins overcame his challenger to hold on to the title he won back at Night of Champions with a Stomp to continue his reign at the top of Monday Night Raw.
What was notable about the match was the fact that WWE Hall of Famer The Great Muta was watching on from the front row. In an unusual move for WWE, Shinsuke Nakamura was allowed to compete outside of a WWE ring in early 2023 when he defeated Muta in one of the legend’s final bouts.
Seth Rollins pays the price at Payback
After WWE Payback went off the air, there was more action for the fans in Pittsburgh as Shinsuke Nakamura attacked the champion. It looks like the feud between Nakamura and Seth Rollins will be continuing as a result and they could face off once again at Fastlane on the 7th of October.
Whether or not The Great Muta remains a long-term fixture in WWE, either by the side of Nakamura or against him remains to be seen.
The footage of Nakamura attacking Rollins was posted on WWE’s Youtube page and could certainly be shown on Raw to further the storyline.