During an interview with Fox Sports, Roman Reigns confirmed that he was indeed chosen to win the world heavyweight championship at Wrestlemania. He confirmed that management informed him of their decision the night before. That means that the change of plans happened on the following day. WWE has a history of changing things up late in the game.
August 13, 2015
As of right now, WWE has Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose booked in a ladder match for the world heavyweight championship at Money in the Bank. That might be changing. Rumors are floating around that management is throwing around the idea of having Roman Reigns winning the MITB and cashing it in immediately. That is why the creative department has been emphasizing the friendship between Reigns and Ambrose so much lately.
June 1, 2015
In the main event of Payback, Seth Rollins successfully retained the world heavyweight championship by defeating Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Randy Orton in a fatal four way match. Plenty of interference from Kane, Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble throughout the match. A small reunion between the Shield got the audience really hyped up. In the end, Rollins used the Pedigree finishing move to finish off Orton.
May 17, 2015
Initially, WWE had planned on giving Sheamus a big heel push so that he could challenge Roman Reigns for the world heavyweight championship. However, those plans were scrapped, and we now have a heel champion in Seth Rollins. The front office knew that there was only so much they could push the Celtic Warrior before he hit the ceiling. Well, rumors are floating around now that they are going to give him the Intercontinental Championship to work with.
May 13, 2015
For those of you that are still in denial about WWE banning the curb stomp finishing move, the company has outed themselves once again. This time, they have edited the big moment in the main event where Seth Rollins uses that move on Roman Reigns to win the world heavyweight championship. The clip shows him getting ready for the move, but then the front office edited the scene and replaced it with a shot of the live audience instead.
May 5, 2015
Fans attending WWE live events this upcoming weekend might be in for a bit of disappointment if they were looking forward to see John Cena and Randy Orton. The two of them have been pulled from the road. Management is going to try to supplement the show by having Seth Rollins defending the heavyweight championship against Roman Reigns on one tour. The other will be headlined by Rusev, Dean Ambrose and Ryback.
April 30, 2015
Just as a recap, here are all the winners from Extreme Rules 2015. Kofi Kingston and Big E Langston captured the tag team championship in WWE. John Cena, Seth Rollins and Nikki Bella all retained their respective belts at the pay per view. Other winners include Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler and Roman Reigns. During the kickoff match, Adrian Neville was given a surprising victory over a five time former Intercontinental Champion.
April 26, 2015
While WWE has done a solid job of trying to make us believe that Randy Orton has a chance of walking away with the world heavyweight championship at Extreme Rules, the current plan consists of Seth Rollins retaining the belt. He more than likely will be cheating to get that done. Since the front office doesn't want to do a straight up rematch, the belief is that Roman Reigns will be thrown into the mix at Payback in a triple threat match.
April 21, 2015
When WWE decided to put the world heavyweight championship on Seth Rollins instead of Roman Reigns, that changed up plans that they had for Rusev. Initially, he was supposed to have been built up as a top level heel challenger for Reigns. Now that another heel is in the top spot, there is only so much that the Russian sympathizer can be pushed. The belief is that management extended his feud with John Cena, so they can figure out what to do.
April 7, 2015
Just to give you an idea of how frustrated the Anoa'i family was at Wrestlemania, there were some that wanted Roman Reigns to quit WWE because the front office changed up plans at the last minute. He was initially scheduled to have his big moment and win the world heavyweight championship. However, management felt that this would not be the right time to do that. That reportedly upset the family, as they were there to see him become a star.
April 7, 2015