The segment that took place last Monday night on RAW between Seth Rollins & WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar was reportedly meant to have a different ending than what fans ended up seeing.
According to Dave Meltzer on a recent edition of The Wrestling Observer Radio Program, right before last Monday night’s RAW began, there was an original plan that would have seen WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar lay out Seth Rollins before their WWE Universal Championship Match at WrestleMania 35. It was apparently Vince McMahon’s call to have the roles reverse. As seen in the video below, Rollins gave Lesnar two low blows, a superkick, and a curb stomp to leave “The Beast” writhing in pain on the mat.
During a recent interview with Newsweek, Rollins explained what his vision is for the future of WWE if he is able to beat Lesnar at WrestleMania 35 and walk away as The WWE Universal Champion, as seen below:
“What I hope is winning the Universal Title will refocus some of the guys on the roster, because on Brock Lesnar, [the title] was out of reach for them,” Rollins said. “Who is Brock Lesnar going to fight? Just by sheer numbers, he only has four or five matches a year so the odds getting a title shot are so slim. And now the opportunity will hopefully motivate and push guys to work harder and get to the next level. And hopefully that inspires the next generation to come in and take those spots. And that inspiration will move us forward because the title was being held hostage by Brock Lesnar.”
WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar will be defending his WWE Universal Title against Seth Rollins this coming Sunday, April 7th from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey at WrestleMania.