Seth Rollins immediately adds legitimacy to the World Heavyweight Championship


WWE has brought back the World Heavyweight Championship. Seth Rollins as the first champion since resurrecting the belt immediately adds legitimacy to the title.

Other than Roman Reigns, the only other male  WWE superstar that you could argue has been as incredible over the past year is none other than Seth “Freakin” Rollins.

Before winning the World Heavyweight title, Rollins already won an allure of championships in his career. He has held both the WWE Championship and the WWE Universal Championship, twice. In addition to that, he is a former NXT Champion, United States Champion, Intercontinental Champion, and WWE Tag Team Champion (with Reigns).

Nobody has the body of work Rollins has over the past year

Over the past year, nobody has had as many top-level matches as Rollins. Since the 2022 Royal Rumble match between him and Reigns for the Universal Championship, Rollins hasn’t missed.

Continuing his impressive run into WrestleMania 38, Rollins had that instant classic with Cody Rhodes, who as we know made his highly anticipated return to WWE at that show. Little to our knowledge, those two superstars had even better matches a few weeks later at WWE Backlash and at Hell in A Cell.

Even with his incredible run of matches, it’s almost a shame all he had to show for it was an inconstant run as the United States Champion. He’s had some great matches with Bobby Lashley and Austin Theory, but there was still something missing from his reign as U.S. Champion.

Obviously, for what seems like forever now, Reigns has kept both the WWE Championship and the Universal Championship hostage. Some of the WWE Universe has loved “The Tribal Chief’s” reign, but others have been longing for the belts to either be split up, or unified, or for WWE to add a new heavyweight championship.

To feed those hungry fans, Triple H presented revamped WWE World Heavyweight Championship on the April 24 episode of Monday Night Raw.

This announcement not only brought excitement for the new belt but also for the tournament that would decide the new champion. In hindsight, the “brand split” hasn’t exactly remained intact, but the right man won the World Heavyweight Championship.

As recently as this week’s Raw, Rollins has already begun defending this World Heavyweight title and did so against The Judgment Day’s Damian Priest. In what ended up being another quality match, Rollins was able to retain the belt and simultaneously bring some excitement to Monday night’s that’s been missing for a while.

Rollins is already delivering on his promise of being a workhorse champion. In fact, it wouldn’t shock me to see Rollins defend the World Heavyweight Championship every month. Possibly, once during the week on Raw, and on PPVs. This will only add more legitimacy to the belt and distinguish him from Reigns on SmackDown.

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There is a roster full of guys that are contenders for the title, and Rollins could be the fighting champion to provide them with the opportunity. This will be a memorable reign for Rollins and will help add some prestige to his career accolades and some additional significance to the new World title.