The video of Seth Rollins' return is at the bottom of the article.
Seth Rollins made his long-awaited return to WWE on Sunday night, attacking Roman Reigns after the main event of Extreme Rules 2016. The one-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion delivered a Pedigree to his former partner with The Shield, likely setting up a match at Money in the Bank on June 19.
In the hours leading up to Sunday’s event, there had been rumors that Rollins would appear on the PPV. Reigns defeated AJ Styles to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, but his celebration was short-lived, as Rollins ambushed him. Rollins held up the belt as the PPV went off the air.
Rollins hasn’t been seen on WWE TV since late December when he won the Slammy award for Superstar of the Year. He hasn’t wrestled since November when he tore his ACL, an injury that forced him to drop the WWE World Heavyweight Championship just two weeks before Survivor Series, where he was supposed to face Reigns in a title match.
Prior to getting hurt, Rollins was arguably the top performer in WWE. He won the company’s top title at WrestleMania 32, holding the belt for over seven months before getting injured at an untelevised live event.
Rollins’ injury was one of many that forced WWE to alter its plans ahead of WrestleMania 32. He didn’t have a match at the year’s biggest PPV, along with John Cena, Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt.
WWE will be getting back their top stars in the next month, with Cena, Orton and Wyatt all set to return. Brock Lesnar will likely return some time in July, as well, to set up his match at SummerSlam.
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