It has been reported by Dave Meltzer that the plan for WrestleMania 35 is to have current Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins challenge Universal Champion Brock Lesnar. The seeds have been planted for this feed in the past several weeks, as Rollins has been taking shots at Lesnar in his promos, calling his reign as champion a disgrace.
Rollins has also been taking shots at Lesnar’s part-time status, as he did during an appearance on “The Show” for 105.3 in San Diego today to promote tonight’s Raw:
“I understand it. I understand Brock Lesnar – Brock Lesnar is our Universal Champion right now and he hasn’t been on our Monday Night Raw television show in some time. So, from my perspective, as a person who is on every show, every week – I’m out on the live events trying to bring people in to see these shows, it’s slightly insulting to me – he’s the champion, he’s the face of our show, and he’s not at our live events.
“So, people who watch the television show, they’re not getting the same thing when they get to the live events. So it makes it hard on us as a team to sell tickets.”
Rollins went on to say that he believes the main championship of Monday Night Raw is his Intercontinental Title, and not Lesnar’s Universal crown, as he is the one that is working week after week to give the program the champion it deserves:
“I think the champion makes the championship. What I do every week is try and be the champion that the show needs, since the one we got isn’t around to be that champion. So, yes, to me the Intercontinental Championship is the Championship of Raw, and has been for the last year – cause that’s about how long Lesnar has been Universal Champion off and on.”
Check out Rollins full interview and comments here:
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