- WWE WrestleMania will take place at MetLife Stadium in Newark, NJ on April 7th
- Brock Lesnar is set to defend the Universal Championship against Seth Rollins
- Will Rollins be able to slay the beast at WrestleMania and end his reign of terror as champion?
Among the many matches on tap for WWE WrestleMania 35 is Seth Rollins vs Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship. The bout came to be after Rollins won the Royal Rumble match back in January and declared he didn’t want to face anyone else but The Beast Incarnate.
Unfortunately, the feud has been on ice since then. Rollins has done his best to hold up his end of the bargain by calling out Lesnar every week on Raw and engaging in verbal battles with Lesnar’s advocate, Paul Heyman, but Lesnar’s infrequent appearances on the flagship show have made it difficult for fans to care about the story they’re trying to tell.
Despite how weak the buildup has been thus far, there is no denying that it will be a barn burner. Lesnar tends to have his strongest matches with opponents significantly smaller than him, so assuming Rollins sells well for Lesnar’s offense but is enough of a threat to not be completely squashed, then there’s no reason for them not to contest a classic on the grandest stage of them all.
WrestleMania is just over two weeks away, and Rollins is currently the safe choice to bet on. Of course, things can change between now and the Show of Shows, but Rollins appears to be primed to take the title at the event.
WrestleMania 35 Universal Championship Odds
*Odds taken 03/20/19
Interestingly enough, the odds show that, contrary to popular belief, Rollins winning is far from a foregone conclusion. Sure, Lesnar has been champion for the better part of the past two years, but nothing is stopping WWE from keeping the belt on him for a little while longer.
Don’t be surprised to see the odds shift in Lesnar’s favor as the event draws near.
It’s entirely possible WWE holds off on Rollins’ crowning achievement until the next pay-per-view (which is rumored to be emanating from Saudi Arabia in early May). Thus, don’t be surprised to see the odds shift in Lesnar’s favor as the event draws near.
After all, it’s unlikely WWE will give fans three “happy endings” on the same show. It is virtually guaranteed Becky Lynch and Kofi Kingston will walk out of WrestleMania as champions, meaning Rollins could be the odd man out.
With all that said, officials’ fascination with the former UFC Heavyweight champion needs to end, as his two title reigns have done more harm than good for the roster in recent years. Additionally, he has beaten virtually every notable name on Raw and SmackDown Live, so if Rollins is unable to slay the beast, no one can.
Fans shouldn’t fret, however. All signs point to Rollins finally capturing the championship come WrestleMania and giving Raw the full-time title holder it desperately deserves. Let’s just hope WWE does what makes the most sense and doesn’t deprive us of what would surely be an amazing moment.
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