Top Star Brutally Assaulted a ‘Helpless’ Seth Rollins by Steel Chairs on WWE RAW 10/02

Published 10/02/2023, 10:21 PM EDT

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Seth Rollins is scheduled to defend his World Heavyweight Champion at Fastlane on October 7. The PLE will emanate from the Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. But ahead of the bout, The Visionary was mauled by a top star on the October 2 episode of RAW.

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Rollins, who admittedly has a back issue, was handed more pain as his attacker targeted the already sore area.

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The Monday Night Messiah cut a poignant promo, talking about the importance of his title defense against Shinsuke Nakamura at Fastlane. This was also an answer to Michael Cole as the color commentator doubted Rollins’ ability to withstand the pressure of a Last Man Standing bout, given the condition of his back.

But the Japanese wrestler’s prerecorded message cut Rollins’ promo short. Even as the message played on the titantron, distracting Rollins for a bit, Nakamura snuck inside the ring and attacked his opponent from behind.

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What followed was a brutal assault with a chair as a helpless Rollins took multiple shots on his back. The King of Strong Style laid waste to the current champ and even slammed him on the chair.

Later, as The Monday Night Messiah writhed in pain, Nakamura sat on the same chair and did a 10 count. As Rollins failed to get up, his opponent took the belt and posed, as if mimicking his victory at Fastlane.

Possible result for Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura at Fastlane

Even though the Japanese pro wrestler is trying to test Seth Rollins’ endurance, he might not get the desired result at Fastlane. Here’s why. For some time now, Rollins has been dropping hints about a future feud.

His promos in the last few weeks have been riddled with CM Punk references. From calling himself the best in the world, to puppeteer and manipulator, the references are unmissable. To add to this, Rollins has, in the past, called out Punk for his behavior.

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There is a chance that The Second City Saint can ink a bond with the WWE and go straight after Rollins. That scenario, even though hypothetical, doesn’t make sense if The Visionary loses his belt.

So, expect him to keep the belt by defeating Nakamura and ending their rivalry to start a new one. To add to the speculation, WWE’s Survivor Series PLE, to be emanated from Allstate Arena in Richmont, in November, is close to Chicago, Punk’s hometown. Could he turn up and surprise the WWE Universe. Well. we’ll have to wait for that.

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Meanwhile, expect a hard hitting match from the upcoming PLE as two superstars take on one another in a Last Man Standing bout? Who do you think will win? Let us know in the comments below.

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Sudipto Maity

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Sudipto is a WWE writer at Essentially Sports. He holds a PG degree in Mass Communication. Being an experienced journalist, Sudipto has interviewed WWE Superstars Alberto Del Rio and Sheamus and hopes to add some more names to that list.
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