One of the most surprising incidents of the last quarter of 2019 happened this past week on Monday.
As seen on this past episode of Monday Night RAW, former Universal Champion Seth Rollins turned heel.
Apart from this, a potential new faction was also teased between him and Authors of Pain (Akam and Rezar) by the end of the show.
Seth Rollins was actually competing in the main event match against Kevin Owens on the post Survivor Series edition of Raw.
Owens was in full control of the matchup hitting his pendant Stunner on Rollins when AOP decided to run down to the ring and attack Owens, out of nowhere. Rollins also picked the bone by delivering two back to back Stomps on his opponent.
According to the reports of Slice Wrestling, WWE officials have been discussing a heel turn for Seth Rollins for quite sometimes.
It started right after the devastating Hell In A Cell 2019 main event match against the Fiend Bray Wyatt. His win on that night received negative reactions from all around the WWE Universe.
So the character change was finally executed as the head honchos decided his run as the Universal Champion was a failure.
Moving forward, the plan for Seth Rollins is to become the number one heel persona on RAW and use the AOP as his enforcers. It would also raise the status of the duo in the tag team division.
The heel version of The Architect may also ensure a future matchup against CM Punk at WrestleMania 36,
“WWE officials are hoping Rollins will become “cool” once again with his heel run, similar to how he was seen by the fans during his 2015 heel run as the WWE Champion.
Another reason behind WWE officials turning Rollins heel is to ensure they’re ready for a Seth Rollins – CM Punk WrestleMania 36 program if Punk agrees to return.” (courtesy wwfoldschool.com)
As noted earlier, Seth Rollins has been calling out CM Punk on different occasions ever since his comeback at WWE Backstage on FOX.
This apparently is to set up the groundwork for a future marquee feud between these two superstars. A babyface Punk vs. a heel Rollins will be feud worth to watch out for.