On this week’s RAW, the segment between Seth Rollins and Universal Champion Brock Lesnar was reportedly meant to have a different ending than what we saw.
In the segment, we saw Seth Rollins gain some momentum heading into his match against Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania as he laid out Brock Lesnar with a series of moves, ending it with his stomp. However, as Dave Meltzer explained on Wrestling Observer Radio, that was not the original plan.
“I’ll tell you what, that segment was originally written to go the other way and it was like right before the show started they switched it and it was Vince’s call and it was the right call.”
“I was shocked when I heard that because it’s like, ‘Come on’ when you have a challenger when everyone thinks is gonna blow past the champion you can get heat on him if it’s a babyface because the fans are behind him. When you have a situation where the fans don’t believe a babyface is gonna win necessarily you’ve gotta sell them on the idea that he can and Seth already had that one segment where he took all those F5s and he’s never had a segment where he came back on Brock this whole build so he needed this.”
The segment did do its job well as it gave fans hope that Rollins might just be able to defeat Brock Lesnar for the Universal Title at Wrestlemania. We will get to know what will happen in the match this coming Sunday.