With the introduction of the new WWE World Heavyweight Championship the WWE Universe is full of speculation and fantasy booking in regards to who the new champion will be.
The championship itself isn’t without controversy with many fans seeing it as either a welcomed addition to WWE’s already bloated championship title scene and many others seeing it as nothing more than a consolation prize for those who’ve already been pinned by the reigning and sometimes defending WWE Undisputed Universal Champion Roman Reigns.
I’m not going to debate one side or another in this article.
What I am going to do is make my case for why Seth “Freakin” Rollins should be the first person to hold this brand new championship.
Seth Rollins has been without a world championship since 2019 and since that time he’s gone on to re-invent himself twice over. First as the Monday Night Messiah and then to his current incarnation as the drip god, Seth “Freakin” Rollins.
He’s been a consistent mainstay on RAW, holding some of the better matches and angles during the pandemic and the hard to watch Thunderdome Era, and has never failed to put on a compelling and exciting match.
While WWE has championed Roman Reigns as their be-all-end-all of the company, Seth Rollins has been doing some of the best work of his career, especially with his months long rivalry with the company’s biggest babyface, Cody Rhodes.
With Reigns and his championships staying on Smackdown, and Cody Rhodes paired up with Brock Lesnar for the foreseeable future, it makes sense that out of all the big names WWE currently has entered into the title tournament, that Seth Rollins be entrusted to carry the initial run of the new World championship.
Looking at the Monday Night RAW roster, there’s a plethora of pairings for Rollins as the main champion of the brand.
Names like Finn Balor, Damien Priest, Gunther, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Johnny Gargano, The Miz and Shinsuke Nakamura could all serve as a potential wheel of opponents for Rollins.
He could even revisit his feud with Cody Rhodes if storylines call for it sometime down the road.
Rollins is a fan favorite, has a great ring presence and knows how to draw eyes to him.
Crowning him as champion re-freshens the red brand, gives the new championship a more than worthy holder and further strengthens Rollins’s red hot baby face run.