If Seth Rollins wants to keep his two championships, he’ll have to win just as many bouts at Night of Champions. The Architect found out that not only will he be defending his WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Sting, but he’ll have to put his United States Title on the line against former Champion John Cena.
The bad blood between Rollins and Cena goes back to July 27, when the WWE World Heavyweight Champion answered John Cena’s United States Open Challenge. Though Rollins was unsuccessful in dethroning Cena, The Architect left a lasting mark on Cena when he shattered his nose with a brutal knee to the face.
That injury threw their huge Winner Take All Match at SummerSlam into doubt, but the Cenation leader was determined to not only make it to The Biggest Party of The Summer, but to walk out with the United States Title and his 16th World Championship, tying the record set by Ric Flair. Many were unsettled by the thought of Cena reaching that pinnacle, but only one was bold enough to act out: Jon Stewart, former host of “The Daily Show.” Stewart shocked the WWE Universe when he struck Cena with a steel chair at the apex of a thrilling bout, allowing Rollins to pin Cena and add the U.S. Title to his impressive resume.
After SummerSlam, Cena seemed to be in Rollins’ rear view mirror, as The Future of WWE turned his attention toward Sting, who ruined the unveiling of a statue crafted in Rollins’ likeness on the night after his huge victory. One week later, The Architect demanded that The Vigilante return the statue, only to be met by John Cena, who announced he would be invoking his rematch clause for a United States Championship rematch at Night of Champions.
Cena and Sting stood united, staring down Rollins as Raw went off the air. Will they do the same on Sept. 20, this time with titles in their hands? Or will Seth Rollins prevent his world from crashing down around him? Find out at WWE Night of Champions, live Sunday, Sept. 20, only on the award-winning WWE Network!