WWE’s Chief Content Officer Triple H introduced the World Heavyweight Championship on the April 24th episode of Monday Night RAW. Triple H stated during the promo that Roman Reigns’ part-time schedule forced WWE to introduce another World Title.
Last May, Seth Rollins became the new World Heavyweight Champion by defeating AJ Styles at Night of Champions. Rollins is currently feuding with Finn Balor and the rest of The Judgment Day members.
In an interview with Ryan Satin’s Out Of Character podcast, Seth Rollins said that if Roman Reigns wasn’t a part-timer, there wouldn’t be a need for a secondary championship on RAW.
“If Roman was doing what I’m doing there wouldn’t really be a need for a secondary championship, there wouldn’t be a need for another World Heavyweight Championship on RAW, because we would have somebody who was doing those things and like you said it would give direction to the characters of the show, it would give directions to the show itselfm, but because of the route he has chosen and what he wants to do with his schedule and his title reign is not what I’m doing, somebody’s gotta fill that void.”
Seth Rollins further said that they tried to make the show better with United States Championship.
“We did our best with the US Championship for a while to do that but it never really felt like a World Heavyweight Championship, so there’s gotta be that person, that spot for everyone to get to and try and fight for, and I’m very happy to be that carrot that’s dangling there, and I think it’s a good thing, and again if Roman was doing all this stuff and defending the title all over the place then we wouldn’t have all these problems.”
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