New #1 Contender Set For Seth Rollins’ WWE Universal Title, Match Booked

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Seth Rollins has an opponent

There is a new #1 contender to the WWE Universal Title held by Seth Rollins and that’s Rey Mysterio

During Monday’s episode of RAW in San Francisco, California at the Chase Center, the company held a Fatal 5-Way Match to determine who would be next in line for a championship match.

Rey Mysterio, Ricochet, WWE US Champion AJ Styles, WWE Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura, and WWE RAW Tag Team Champion Robert Roode competed in the contest. 

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As seen on the show, Mysterio ended up winning it. As a result, Mysterio has earned the right to challenge Rollins for the WWE Universal Title on next week’s episode of RAW. 

WWE is hyping this as the season premiere of RAW. It takes place in and will serve as the go-home show for the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view event. 

WWE booking a match involving the top title on RAW brand comes at an interesting time as it takes place less than a week before the Hell in a Cell show.

Especially due to the fact that WWE has already announced Rollins vs. Bray Wyatt in a HIAC match at the pay-per-view.

The reported reason for booking a title match on this RAW episode is due to the hope of increasing ratings.