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Despite Being Winless for 6 Months, Former Champion Is the First Threat to Seth Rollins’ World Heavyweight Championship

Published 06/02/2023, 9:15 AM EDT

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At Night of Champions, Seth Rollins defeated AJ Styles to become the new World Heavyweight Champion. Two days after the PLE, both the stars teamed up to defeat Damian Preist and Finn Balor of The Judgement Day in the main event of Raw. This was Rollins’ first match as the new champion.

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As per the latest reports, WWE has fixed a match for his first title defense. In the report, it is mentioned when will the new champ have his first title defense and who will he be defending it against. Let’s dive deep and find out.

The Miz will fight Seth Rollins for his World Heavyweight Championship


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Recently, PWInsider revealed that Rollins’ first World Heavyweight Championship defense will be against former champion The Miz. The match will take place in Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York this Saturday, June 3.

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Days before his title win, ‘The Visionary’ promised to be a fighting champion, unlike Roman Reigns. And he is keeping his word. It has just been a week, and he is already walking the walk. The match will be an important one for the inaugural World Heavyweight Champ, as it will mark the beginning of his reign as a fighting champion.


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Plus, it will also be an important match for his opponent on Saturday.


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The Miz last won a match in December 2022

‘The A-lister’ is not having the best time in WWE right now. It has been six months since he won any match, let alone a title match in the Stanford-based promotion. His last win was on December 19, 2022, against Dexter Lumis in a Winner Takes All Ladder Match.

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He defeated his opponent, courtesy of interference from Bronson Reed. The match also marked the ending of his feud with Lumis. His match with Rollins this Saturday will be at the WWE live show event, therefore, it is very less likely that the newly established title will change shoulders.


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But still, The A-Lister is a strong opponent to watch out for. What are your thoughts on the ‘Monday Night Messiah’ facing The Miz on his first title defense match? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below. We would love to hear from you.



Monika Thapa

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Monika Thapa is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports, who brings a unique blend of fluency in language and passion for the sport to her writing. Having been a fan of WWE since her childhood, Monika writes thought-provoking articles that offer readers deeper insights into the lives of their favorite superstars. She believes that WWE superstars present valuable life lessons that readers can learn from, as seen in her recent piece on Ronda Rousey's workout video.

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