Seth Rollins should have been finished. Done. Over. Kaput. Toast. During WWE Battleground, the WWE World Heavyweight Champion had taken up residence in Suplex City, enduring a career-threatening 13 of the disc-herniating heaves. After Brock Lesnar hoisted Rollins atop his shoulders and sent him airborne with an F-5, condolences seemed imminent. But then, by demonic intervention, he was saved by the shocking appearance of The Undertaker. And so it goes. Rollins has become, arguably, the most vexing escape artist in WWE history. Whether slipping past Randy Orton during a Steel Cage Match at Extreme Rules or through Orton, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns in a Fatal 4-Way Match at Payback, the man — with help — always seems to find an out. Unfortunately for Rollins, death will always find an in.
The Authority, through intimidation and trickery, has managed to keep Rollins on top. But The Deadman will never relent, come hell, high water or two men in matching 38/Short suits. Which is not to say Rollins’ athleticism and in-ring intellect are anything short of remarkable. But could he truly hope to outmaneuver and outthink a Superstar with more tenacity and knowledge than any before him? And yes,any. The WWE Universe may never know, but if it ever did, we could all thank heaven for one hell of a match.