Seth Rollins Now Knows Opponent For WWE Night Of Champions
Seth Rollins booked his place at Night of Champions on Raw when he defeated Finn Balor for a chance to become WWE World Heavyweight Champion but he’ll have his work cut out for him come May 27th.
Triple H introduced the new WWE World Heavyweight Title ahead of the WWE Draft noting that whichever brand did not get Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns would instead have a new world champion – when all was said and done, Reigns remained on SmackDown, meaning Raw would get the new title.
A twelve-man tournament was set although eyebrows were raised when SmackDown stars were involved despite the newly reinforced brand split.
On Raw, Seth Rollins overcame a triple threat match involving Damian Priest and Shinsuke Nakamura to move on to the semi-final where he squared off with Finn Balor. In the end, it was Rollins who picked up the win over the Irish star, moving on to Night of Champions where the new champion will be crowned.
On SmackDown in Knoxville, Tennessee, Rollins found out his opponent for the title with AJ Styles upsetting the field to move on to the tournament final.
Styles overcame WWE Hall of Fame opposition in a triple threat match as he defeated both Edge and Rey Mysterio before he also saw off the strength and power of Bobby Lashley to book his place at Night of Champions.