Night of Champions 2014: “Roman Reigns vs Seth Rollins”
By Curb Stomping Dean Ambrose into seeming oblivion and ambushing Roman Reigns inside a steel cage, Seth Rollins has sought to torch every trace of The Shield — a unit whose unbridled success he claims sole responsibility for. In doing so, however, Rollins has also set the stage for a Night of Champions showdown against the red-hot Reigns.
After decimating The Shield as a team, Mr. Money in the Bank devoted much of his energy to fighting off the crazed Ambrose, campaign that took a grisly and perhaps final turn on the Aug. 18 edition of Raw, when Rollins brutally Curb Stomped the unstable Superstar’s head through cinderblocks.
Demolishing The Shield and taking out Ambrose, however, carries heavy ramifications — namely, the ire of one of WWE’s most dominant competitors and Rollins’ former WWE Tag Team Championship partner, Reigns. Coming off a milestone singles victory over Randy Orton at SummerSlam, the juggernaut with the Superman Punch has refocused his sights on The Architect. That included nearly taking off Rollins’ head with the retaliatory toss of a cinderblock.
The Authority’s trio of Rollins, Orton and Kane got back at Reigns weeks later, though, with what appeared to be a pre-meditated 3-on-1 attack inside a steel cage.
The always-composed Roman Reigns is known for “assessing and attacking,” but can even his methodical, pulverizing approach succeed against Seth Rollins, a noted ring strategist who observed Reigns’ dominance up-close when they were running mates in The Shield? Alternatively, can Rollins endure the full force of The Punisher’s onslaught, which will no doubt be amplified given Rollins’ remorseless actions against one of Reigns’ few trusted allies, Ambrose?
Watch what happens when The Shield’s Architect and Enforcer clash head-on at Night of Champions, live on WWE Network Sunday, Sept. 21, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.