Attention WWE Fans and WWE Management! Could Seth Rollins’ injury be a blessing in disguise? By now, all of you are aware that Seth Rollins has been stripped of the WWE Title due to a knee injury in a match against Kane. Everyone within World Wrestling Entertainment spewed out a collective gasp from they saw. This is bad! Reports say Rollins will be out of action from six to nine months leaving the WWE writers and upper management to scramble along the fly to determine how to handle the WWE title elimination tournament at Survivor Series. This stinks for Seth Rollins but there’s one WWE Superstar who could benefit big time from this; Dean Ambrose.
Let me backtrack and say Seth Rollins has improved dramatically as a world champion over the past couple months. He didn’t do it for me at first having a supporting cast of HHH, Stephanie McMahon, Corporate Kane, J&J Security, and anyone else within the corporate authority helping him in every aspect except for the actual wrestling match. All of that B.S. was clouding his overall character. Rollins was on his way from escaping the talons of the Kane feud ready to break out on his own and shine but sadly it was a match against Kane that led to his injury. Too bad because I was curious to see how Rollins would possibly round out of 2015 as WWE champion heading into the Royal Rumble/Wrestlemania season.
There’s speculation all over the wrestling website that Roman Reigns should get the title heading into Wrestlemania. I’m okay with that but maybe save Reigns for the Rumble or Wrestlemania 2016 and hopefully not get booed in these respective pay per views like he did this year. It’s even more critical now due to John Cena being out for a while due to filming commitments as well as Randy Orton. Either one of these two wrestlers would be a good backup plan but this could be a turning point in the current path of the WWE where one wrestler can get the title shot and see where he goes with it. That guy is Dean Ambrose.
Why Ambrose? He’s arguably the top face on the WWE roster. He’s bad ass, he needs to move on from the Wyatt family feud albeit it’s been the best set of matches I’ve seen in years. He’ll take the bumps and bruises. And simply, he’s got nothing to lose. What could go wrong? He’s proven to be main event material back in The Shield days and more so in singles competition.
“What about Roman Reigns?” you’re asking. What about him? He’s young, he’ll be fine. There’s always next year where he can take the title should Ambrose’s run as champion doesn’t work out. And honestly, how fresh would it be to see Ambrose and Reigns compete for the world title instead of another title match involving Cena and/or Orton? We’ve seen it, loved it, but it’s time to move on and produce new champions. Now, it’s as good a time as any.
I remember a similar situation back in 1986 but under different circumstances when Magnum T.A. was ready to challenge Ric Flair for the NWA world title but it all ended when he was involved in a horrific car accident that ended his career. What happened? Nikita Koloff turns face and gets involved in a solid feud with Ric Flair that included an impressive title match at Starcade that year.
Over time, wrestlers can be plugged to step it up. This is the time where Dean Ambrose should get his chance at the title and step it up when the time is ready. Hope I’m right.