Seth Rollins, one of the top superstars of WWE and a finalist in the world heavyweight championship tournament, will miss more episodes of Raw due to his involvement in the upcoming Marvel movie Captain America: New World Order.
Rollins, who plays a villainous role in the film, missed the last episode of Raw where WWE aired a pre-taped segment to hype his match against AJ Styles at Night of Champions.
According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer, Rollins will also be absent from next week’s Raw as he continues to film scenes for the movie, which is scheduled to be released in May 2024.
Seth Rollins on set for Captain America: New World Order. 🔥🔥🔥
My man out here making big movespic.twitter.com/ED4mivlhi6
— Public Enemies Podcast (@TheEnemiesPE3) May 16, 2023
This means that Seth Rollins will have very little time to build up his feud with Styles, who is also a fan favorite and a former world champion. The two will face each other in the final match of the tournament at Night of Champions on May 27, 2023, with the winner becoming the new world heavyweight champion.
The question is, will Rollins’ commitment to the movie affect his chances of winning the title? Rollins is widely considered the favorite to win the tournament and become the face of WWE. However, his absence from TV could hurt his momentum and popularity with the fans.
World Heavyweight Championship match set 🏆🔥 pic.twitter.com/pynGdDeyRG
— B/R Wrestling (@BRWrestling) May 13, 2023
On the other hand, Aj Styles could benefit from having more exposure and interaction with the audience, as well as showcasing his skills and charisma in the ring.
Will WWE put the belt on Styles instead of Rollins? Or will Seth Rollins overcome his busy schedule and capture the gold? We will find out at Night of Champions, where the fate of the world heavyweight championship will be decided.