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Seth Rollins is Hoping For This Matchup at Money in the Bank 2023
The WWE World Heavyweight Champion has one of the members of The Judgment Day in his crosshairs at Money in the Bank.
Money in the Bank 2023 is less than a month away. While the WWE Universe is preoccupied with the qualifying matches for the men's and women's Money in the Bank ladder matches, Seth Rollins is laser-focused on his future challengers and his plans to elevate the World Heavyweight Title in the eyes of the fans. Appearing on a recent episode of the My Love Letter to Wrestling podcast, Rollins wasted no time addressing all the pointed issues that come with being the prestigious holder of Monday Night RAW's top championship.
Seth Rollins Has The Judgment Day in His Sights
As far as which competitors he wants to see step up and challenge him for the World Heavyweight Championship, Rollins admitted it's hard to pick one Superstar since there are so many who have stepped up in recent weeks and months.
"The RAW roster is so stacked right now," he said before pointing out that no group of Superstars has been on fire lately quite like The Judgment Day. Obviously, there's one member of the group that Rollins would be happy to put in their place.
"I would love to beat the hell out of Dominik Mysterio in front of a rowdy London crowd," he confessed. "We'll see how it all shakes out, but for now the thing I'm most excited for is to just go out and listen to the fine folks sing my song."
We'd be hard-pressed to disagree with everything Rollins said. The Judgment Day has been on a roll for a long time now. Even though Damian Priest was unsuccessful in his quest to dethrone Rollins earlier this week on RAW, someone like Dominik could be the perfect opponent for Rollins in London. Although, let's be honest; Rhea Ripley would be our consensus choice to challenge the champion at this point.
After identifying Dominik as his preferred Money in the Bank matchup, Rollins professed his desire to elevate the World Heavyweight Championship in the days, weeks, and months ahead. He revealed that the championship is so much more than a "workrate title," it exists due to the extraordinary competition currently on Monday nights.
Seth Rollins Acknowledges Pressure To Elevate the World Heavyweight Championship
"I think just kind of calling it the workrate title is a little bit underselling it," he said. "At the end of the day, the title exists because our roster is so chock full of talent. There's just too much to have one champion that's not around very much, and so I think the fact that we had so many worthy contenders, people that could hold this championship, I think that is the reason the title exists."
Rollins noted that WWE has been on a tear lately, fueled by the success of recent international events like Backlash and Night of Champions, and due to the work he will put into defending it, his World Heavyweight title will soon be just as prestigious in the fans' eyes as Roman Reign's Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.
"We're just selling out left and right, and we need to have a World Heavyweight Champion on the men's side to represent that level of competition," Rollins explained. "So I think we're going to put in the work to build this title to be as big as any championship in wrestling. We're not naive and think that we don't need to put in that work. We know that it needs to happen. But like I've said before, we've got the roster, and the guys and the crew who are willing to put in the time to make it feel as big as it is."
The message Seth Rollins is trying to convey is clear: He intends to make fans forget about Roman Reigns's chokehold on the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship by making the World Heavyweight Championship the "main" title in WWE. It's a lofty plan, but if anybody can do it, Rollins can.
Seth Rollins Was Part of the Greatest Money in the Bank Cash-In Ever
Of course, with Money in the Bank 2023 just around the corner, the podcast hosts asked Rollins about his famous cash-in at WrestleMania 31, regarded by many in the WWE Universe as the best Money in the Bank cash-in of all time.
"I thought it was a great opportunity to create a moment unlike any we've ever seen," he explained. "I thought it was a great way to build myself but also build Roman and give him someone to chase. Fortunately for me, people saw it that way as well."
The image of Seth Rollins running down the ramp to insert himself into the Roman Reigns/Brock Lesnar main event stands as one of the most iconic moments in WWE history, and it was one that even Rollins thought was too good to be true.
"I didn't really know I was actually going to do it until halfway through the show," he revealed. "I was outside my body. I couldn't really comprehend what was about to happen. Until my music hit, I was convinced WWE would backtrack and go in a different direction."
So while the events of WrestleMania 31 exist as a distant memory, it remains to be seen who ultimately becomes the 2023 men's Money in the Bank winner. Fortunately, all will be revealed on July 1. As for more pressing matters for the champion, Seth Rollins has his hands full with an unexpected challenge launched by ex-NXT Champion Bron Breakker on the June 6 episode of NXT.
With Rollins about to embark on a busy schedule of attempting to keep his championship around his waist, the WWE Universe is in for quite a ride – it's clear Seth Rollins will put the World Heavyweight Championship on a pedestal.