That was the plan before Seth Rollins got injured in Dublin this week. Now, he’s out for the next six to nine months, the WWE Championship is vacated, and WWE is hitting the reset button on their programming.
Before the match was scrapped, there was a lot of traction and speculation about Dean Ambrose costing Roman Reigns the WWE Championship and turning heel. If the original plans for Reigns vs. Rollins are true, an Ambrose heel turn wasn’t in the cards.
Dean Ambrose is still a wildcard in the eyes of many fans. However, just as many people are speculating that Roman Reigns is the one that will be turning heel at “Survivor Series” or shortly afterward.
It’s very likely that Roman Reigns is becoming the new WWE Champion since that was the original plan. Will Reigns do it at the expense of his best friend Dean Ambrose and set up a feud between them that will go into 2016?
Roman Reigns is the obvious choice to become the WWE Champion. He’s also been rumored to be turning heel since his negative reaction at the 2015 Royal Rumble.
The only significant issue that comes up with Reigns turning heel is WWE’s roster is lacking real faces right now. Potentially turning one of the company’s potential biggest faces of the future seems like a desperate move by WWE in a desperate time.