WWE management has commented on rumors about hesitancy with Seth Rollins’ movie role.
As previously reported, Seth Rollins recently filmed his role in the upcoming “Captain America: New World Order” film.
With Rollins away from WWE TV to film the spot, the company set up some sitdown interview with “The Visionary” to make up for his absence ahead of his showdown with AJ Styles for the World Heavyweight Championship at Night of Champions.
Following the news of his movie role, there were rumors emerging online that Rollins’ presence in the movie would cause some hesitation on WWE’s part to put the World Heavyweight Championship on him.
Fightful Select (subscription required) provided an update, noting that WWE higher ups “vehemently denied” these rumors. One higher up stated:
“I’m not saying who is going to win this weekend, but the idea that this is anything but a positive is an unrealistic way of thinking. I can’t speak to how those in charge a year ago would have felt, but now it’s seen as a positive, especially with Endeavor aboard.”
“It also wasn’t a surprise. Colby (Lopez, Seth Rollins) is an exceptional talent and we expect these opportunities to come his way.”
“We were made aware that the situation was happening, and he’s already done filming. We had planned out the sit-down interviews to make up for his absence and it’s full speed ahead.”
In the past, WWE has been very hit or miss when it comes to promoting the outside projects of their stars. However, as of late, the company has done well to promote the likes of John Cena in “Fast X” and Batista in “Guardians of the Galaxy 3.”
Rollins’ Night of Champions opponent AJ Styles recently made headlines by stating his belief that it can’t be argued that the World Heavyweight Championship isn’t secondary.
The card for WWE Night of Champions 2023 on Saturday, May 27 is as follows:
World Heavyweight Championship – Seth ‘Freakin’ Rollins vs. AJ Styles
Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship – Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn (c) vs. Roman Reigns & Solo Sikoa
Raw Women’s Championship – Bianca Belair (c) vs. Asuka
SmackDown Women’s Championship – Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Natalya
Intercontinental Championship – Gunther (c) vs. Mustafa Ali
Cody Rhodes vs. Brock Lesnar
Becky Lynch vs. Trish Stratus
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