WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match Set For SummerSlam

Rollins to defend his title against a familiar foe.

Seth Rollins Finn Balor

Seth Rollins vowed to be a fighting champion, and he will do just that by putting his WWE World Heavyweight Championship on the line at SummerSlam against Finn Balor.

The Money in the Bank rematch was all but a sure thing after Finn narrowly lost and immediately started making the case for another shot at the title. With no other viable challengers on the horizon, it seemed like only a matter of time before they pulled the trigger on this return engagement.


Monday, Balor interrupted a backstage sit-down interview with Rollins, taking Byron Saxton's interview spot and jawing with Seth. Finn insisted that the line for challengers started behind him, that he was going to hurt Rollins, take his title and laugh in his face. It ended with Rollins getting blindsided and laid out, later accepting the challenge.

WWE has attempted to make Rollins' 2016 match against Balor, where Seth injured Finn with a buckle bomb into the barricade, a catalyst for this feud. This has happened despite the two interacting several times and the incident was barely mentioned. However, you can't question Finn's conviction here, and Rollins doesn't exactly have a lot of suitors at the moment.


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