It’s really only within the past week that WWE has been floating the idea around that whoever wins the Money in the Bank ladder match could cash in the contract that very same night on the winner of the Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins WWE world heavyweight title match. Twenty-four hours after Seth Rollins made a long-awaited return from knee surgery by attacking WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns, Shane McMahon made a match between the two men official – at Money in the Bank, Reigns will defend the title Rollins never lost against him.
Seth Rollins was WWE Champion last November when his former Shield partner Reigns won a bout to become number one contender. The two were scheduled for a clash at Survivor Series, but Rollins suffered a serious knee injury during a show in Dublin, forcing him to give up the belt. A 16-man tournament was held for the vacant title, with Reigns defeating Dean Ambrose in the finals to capture the belt.
Six months later, Reigns is a three-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion and, like it or not, the top man in WWE. At Sunday’s Extreme Rules Pay-Per-View, Reigns defended the title against AJ Styles in a classic match, but following his win, Rollins made a surprise appearance, laying the champ out with a Pedigree.
Rollins opened Raw on Monday by criticizing the fans for cheering him despite not being there for him during his title reign, cementing his status as a heel. When Reigns interrupted him, Rollins left the ring, but McMahon came out, invited Rollins back in, and made the match – which he deemed worth of being a WrestleMania main event – for the June 19 show.