Seth Rollins will put his World Heavyweight Championship on the line at WWE Crown Jewel.
Seth Rollins headlined Fastlane on the 7th of October when he put his World Heavyweight Championship on the line against Shinsuke Nakamura in a Last Man Standing match. Ultimately, Rollins was able to put his challenger down for a ten count to retain his gold. But as a champion in WWE, the celebrations never last long.
On Raw in Omaha, Nebraska, Seth Rollins came to the ring where, despite his back issues, he vowed to keep the party going as champion. He was soon joined, however, by Drew McIntyre who had his eyes firmly on Rollins’ title. Rather than attack Rollins from behind, McIntyre simply challenged him to a World Heavyweight Championship match at Crown Jewel on November 4th in Saudi Arabia. A challenge Seth Rollins accepted.
Seth Rollins survives cash-in attempt
However, things nearly went wrong straight away for both men as when McIntyre left the ring, Damian Priest attacked Rollins. The Scottish star did not return to help Rollins, instead choosing simply to watch on from the aisle. Dominik Mysterio then appeared with a referee and Priest’s Money In The Bank briefcase and this time McIntyre did choose to intervene. McIntyre dropped Mysterio with a headbutt and launched the briefcase towards the video wall to stop Priest from cashing in.
Later in the show, Seth Rollins confronted Drew McIntyre about his actions and he noted that he was staying true to his word about not getting involved in people’s business which is why he left him to be attacked by Damian Priest. However, Priest cashing in affected McIntyre as well and he noted Roman Reigns holding the WWE Universal Title for three years thanks to The Bloodline and didn’t want to see the same thing happen with The Judgment Day.
However, McIntyre was then seen deep in conversation with Rhea Ripley backstage, hinting that plans could be in the works between them.