On an episode of Raw, Triple H unveiled the brand-new World Heavyweight Championship that will be exclusive to Raw. However, when the tournament for the new title was announced, it was revealed that SmackDown superstars would also be part of the competition. Furthermore, the final of the tournament to crown the new World Champion is set to take place at the Night of Champions PLE.
The two superstars who have made their way into the finals are Seth Rollins from Raw and AJ Styles from SmackDown. Over the course of his career, Rollins achieved innumerable accolades and championship titles. Ever since the new world title was announced, Seth has been heavily rumored to win. On the other hand, AJ Styles recently returned to WWE TV and fans don’t see him losing either.
AJ Styles has won the Smackdown side of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament and will face Seth Rollins in the final at Night of Champions #Smackdown pic.twitter.com/OxKmzsnEbS
— WrestlePurists (@WrestlePurists) May 13, 2023
Multiple reports also suggested that The Visionary is indeed WWE’s choice to become the new champion. However, current circumstances might force the WWE to make some changes to its plans. It was previously announced that Seth had landed a huge acting role in the MCU movie “Captain America: New World Order”. And due to the filming of his scenes, Rollins has been absent from WWE TV and house shows as well.
Although Seth would be reaching Saudi Arabia for the Night of Champions PLE, his becoming champion seems uncertain. Since The Visionary has garnered attention from the film industry, he is expected to bag more movie roles in the future. Rollins’ WWE schedule is expected to be shortened due to his acting career, like the previous wrestler-turned-actors. WWE might think twice before putting the new title on him.
Fans react to the possibility of Seth Rollins losing at Night of Champions
Seth “Freakin” Rollins is one of the biggest WWE superstars right now, and everyone believes he should definitely be a world champion. However, AJ Styles is undeniably an equally credible superstar to become the world champion after almost 5 years. Meanwhile, after Rollins was spotted on the sets of a new MCU movie, fans believe he will bag more roles in the future. And his schedule might entirely change.
@GreatBrianLast @TheJimCornette with Seth Rollins becoming the latest wrestler to go Hollywood does this mean AJ Styles will win the World “Heavyweight” Championship. #CornyDriveThru https://t.co/X2cGyvI5bT
— Rory Mehlberg (@TheKingRXX) May 16, 2023
If he passes this test which I’m sure he will , he will get more and more roles
This is a mainstream franchise that is his debut pretty much. He’s acting in a marvel movie, imagine he’s great and he gets more and more roles from if
— R.I.P Long Live L’A (@lilskrappa365) May 16, 2023
Is this gonna affect his Heavyweight championship run?
— Simon Phoenix jr (@Jjphaness) May 16, 2023
Part timer incoming
— AO (@ViceCaptainAO) May 16, 2023
I hate the comments that say well why does he need to dip his toe in acting if he’s happy with wrestling…it’s like bruh it doesn’t have to be one or the other. Also wrestling is part acting so it makes sense.
— Nicklas Ledford (@inzanie484) May 16, 2023
Damn I hope that doesn’t mean he’s losing at NOC because he’s busy with a movie 😭
— Sin Love (@SinLove69) May 16, 2023
While fans may think Seth filming for the movie means Styles will capture the title, that may not actually be the case. Even if Seth is going to be busy with Hollywood, WWE might give him a World Championship run. Before leaving or becoming a part-timer. On top of that, WWE has teased two potential feuds for AJ on SmackDown. That could very well mean he is staying on SmackDown and not winning the world title at Night of Champions.