Former Champion Returning on WWE RAW to Confront Seth Rollins?

Seth Rollins

Seth Rollins, the reigning World Heavyweight Champion, has been making waves since his victory at Night of Champions 2023. His first title defense was against Damian Priest on the June 5, 2023, episode of WWE RAW, a match he won. However, the rumor mill is abuzz with the possibility of a new challenger from WWE’s developmental brand.

On the June 6, 2023, episode of NXT, Bron Breakker made a bold move by calling out Seth Rollins in the parking lot. Breakker, a former NXT Champion himself, challenged Rollins to put his World Heavyweight Championship on the line at NXT. While Rollins is slated to appear on the June 12 episode of RAW, there’s a chance that Breakker might make a surprise appearance on the red brand.

Breakker is no stranger to RAW. In 2022, he teamed up with Tommaso Ciampa to face The Dirty Dawgs, Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode. His last appearance on RAW was post-WrestleMania 38, where he triumphed over Dolph Ziggler to win the NXT Championship. After losing his title to Carmelo Hayes at Stand & Deliver 2023, Breakker’s callout to the red brand’s champion suggests he might be planning a return to RAW to confront Rollins.

However, Breakker’s potential appearance on RAW could also be a strategic move to set up a match on WWE NXT. Reports suggest that Nick Khan is keen on bringing more main roster superstars to the white and gold brand to enhance its ratings.

An interesting fact to note is that Rollins holds a unique NXT Championship record that Breakker cannot surpass. Rollins was the inaugural NXT Champion, a title he won in 2012 by defeating Drew McIntyre, Michael McGillicutty, and Jinder Mahal in a tournament. This is a record that will forever belong to Rollins, as no one can claim the title of being the first NXT Champion.