Seth Rollins has confirmed his place in the World Heavyweight Championship match, with his opponent to be revealed
WWE fans in Saudi Arabia can also look forward to rematch of Brock Lesnar against Cody Rhodes in Jeddah Superdome on 27 May
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA, 11 MAY 2023 – As WWE Night of Champions edges closer, the first matchups to take place inside the Jeddah Superdome in Saudi Arabia have been revealed, with a series of high-flying encounters on the cards for Saturday, 27 May.
Most recently, the enigmatic superstar Seth Rollins was confirmed as the first wrestler who will battle for the coveted WWE World Heavyweight Championship in its return later this month. Rollins defeated Finn Balòr on Monday Night Raw earlier this week to earn his spot in the title fight for the championship belt.
His opponent features a long list of world-class superstars with championship pedigree, with Rey Mysterio, Edge, Bobby Lashley, Austin Theory, Sheamus and AJ Styles facing off on Friday Night SmackDown to determine the final slot in the championship fight.
Elsewhere, the first official match for WWE Night of Champions has been confirmed after a record-breaking WWE Backlash concluded in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In a clash of the titans at the highest-viewed Backlash in event history, Cody Rhodes took down Brock Lesnar in a dramatic battle after recent run-ins since Lesnar’s return.
The duo had been set to take on Roman Reigns and Solo Sikoa in a tag team matchup before Lesnar turned on Rhodes to shock the WWE universe. Following a redeeming victory at Backlash, an incensed reaction from The Beast triggered a rematch between the two with sparks set to fly in their latest contest in Jeddah on 27 May.