Did Seth Rollins Really Leave WWE Night Of Champions 2023 Early?

Update on Seth Rollins following rumours of early Saudi Arabia departure.

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No, Seth Rollins did not leave WWE Night Of Champions 2023 early.

Fightful Select has moved to debunk online speculation that Rollins departed Saudi Arabia early while in the country for last Saturday's premium live event. Filming commitments for the upcoming Captain America: New World Order project were the rumoured reason for this, with Rollins occupying a minor role in the film, though Fightful has confirmed that Seth wrapped his parts prior to Night Of Champions.


Rumour squashed.

Rollins become WWE's new World Heavyweight Champion at Night Of Champions, defeating SmackDown's AJ Styles to cap a tournament to crown the new Raw title-holder. WWE is yet to confirm Seth's first challenger for the gold, though he and Styles teamed up on Raw this week, facing The Judgment Day after the heel stable had confronted the duo in the night's opening segment.


This is the first time Rollins has reigned as a world champion in WWE since October 2019, when his second Universal Championship reign came to an end. 'The Visionary' has ran with the United States and Raw Tag Team Championships (alongside Buddy Murphy) since then.

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