What Can We Build Without An Architect?
By Anthony Zevoteck
Every National Football League fan knows that when the starting quarterback of their favorite team gets a season-ending injury, it usually means the team has little chance of success for the rest of the year. Ladies and gentleman, the WWE have just lost their quarterback.
This week, we received unfortunate news – WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins sustained a bad knee injury, which actually puts it lightly, since when an athlete tears their ACL, MCL and medial meniscus simultaneously, it’s looked at as extremely severe and even career-threatening.
Ever since June 2014, Rollins has been heavily involved in many major storylines. After winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 31, Rollins has defended and retained against some of the biggest names in the business including Randy Orton, Dean Ambrose, Brock Lesnar, Sting, and Kane.
As we move closer to Survivor Series, an epic feud between Rollins and #1 Contender Roman Reigns was taking shape and all signs pointed to it being an excellent display of in-ring skills and personal vendetta. That plan’s obviously not in the works anymore.
This injury adds to a recent string of misfortune and horrible timing for the WWE. With the likes of John Cena, Randy Orton, and Brock Lesnar all taking extended time off, there’s a need for a main event superstar to lead the way into Wrestlemania season.
That was undoubtedly Rollins.
There doesn’t seem to be too many guys in the back who the WWE would let carry the show on their backs. Yes, I know about Reigns and he’s included in that statement.
Rollins has months of grueling rehab ahead of him, but the WWE has an even harder task: finding someone to hold the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
There are a few candidates out there – Alberto Del Rio, Ambrose, Reigns and even Cesaro. They could even throw a curveball out there like Ryback, King Barrett, Dolph Ziggler, or The Big Show and make it work. The one that makes the most sense for me is Ambrose. Have him turn heel and feud with his former Shield brother for the belt and you’ll see an interesting storyline that could carry you into WrestleMania season.
Bear with me for a minute because I’m about to speculate wildly.
What if Daniel Bryan were secretly ready to go? He could come back for the Championship tournament and win the whole thing, capturing the championship again and finally giving the WWE Universe a Champion they could cheer for. I can already hear “YES! YES! YES!” being chanted around the country.
I’d also like to give my personal recommendation for either Kevin Owens or Bray Wyatt. This is just me being a fan. Not realistic, but a writer can hope.
We also must consider the fact that it won’t matter who wins the tournament. Let us not forget that Sheamus is Mr. Money in the Bank. Wouldn’t this be the perfect opportunity to see if “The Celtic Warrior” is as good as he says he is?
All that said, one thing we know for sure about whoever wins the WWE World Heavyweight Championship is that they didn’t beat Rollins.
Upon his inevitable return to the squared circle, Rollins will have immediate cause to compete for the Championship. He’ll most definitely hold gold again, because it’s simply “best for business.” He’s an A-plus player with enough talent and charisma to land on the modern-day WWE Mount Rushmore.
Not to mention this – Rollins’ return provides a great opportunity to take advantage of a feud between him and Triple H. Have him come back against The Authority and you’ll potentially have a SummerSlam main event that could go down as one of the all-time best.
The temporary loss of “The Architect” will be felt for some time to come, but have no fear because the day gets darkest right before the dawn. I’ll join you in patiently waiting for the real WWE Champion to come back and sit again upon his throne at the top.
Believe in Rollins.
Posted on November 6, 2015, in WWE and tagged Anthony Zevoteck, Brock Lesnar, Cesaro, Daniel Bryan, Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler, John Cena, Kane, King Barrett, Opinions, Randy Orton, Roman Reigns, Ryback, Seth Rollins, Sheamus, Sting, Triple H, WWE. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.