Seth Rollins' name has been part of discussions in recent weeks as we await his big showdown against A.J. Styles at Night of Champions this weekend. The Visionary, as he now goes by, is said to be the frontrunner for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. But, as it turns out, the WWE originally had plans to crown him much earlier.
According to Fightful Select, the idea to have Rollins win a title belt at WrestleMania 39 was on the table. But, ultimately, the WWE decided against splitting Roman Reigns' belt.
This appears to be in line with earlier rumors to have Reigns defend both of his titles separately at WrestleMania 39.
Ultimately, what happened was that The Usos and Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens headlined Night 1 of the Showcase of the Immortals with Cody Rhodes losing to Roman Reigns in Night 2.
All's well that ends well though because Reigns is now set to celebrate his 1000th day as WWE's Undisputed Champion on May 27 at Night of Champions with a shot at adding more to his hardware after teaming up with Solo Sikoa.
It's now believed that the WWE could extend Reigns' run until at least WrestleMania 40.
As for Rollins, he remains within striking distance of a title belt. After taking down The Maverick at WrestleMania 39 and Omos at WWE Backlash, Rollins is now the No. 1 contender for the new title belt, which will be the top prize on RAW.
However, it's unclear if Rollins will walk away with a championship on his belt by the end of Saturday night. The latest word on the grapevine is the WWE might not be willing to put the new championship on Rollins because of his involvement in the upcoming MCU film, Captain America: New World Order. Triple H introduced the World Heavyweight Championship so that RAW can have a champion who's willing to defend it anywhere and all the time, which Rollins won't be able to do if his role in Captain America 4 is much large than expected.
Tomorrow night, Rollins has a chance to silence all the naysayers and prove that he can juggle his blossoming film career and wrestling commitments in the WWE.
As he steps into the ring against Styles, the ultimate question remains - will he emerge as the newest and first WWE World Heavyweight Champion?