WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray, also known as Bubba Ray Dudley has revealed who he would like to see defeat Big E for the WWE Championship.
Big E cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase on September 13th to prise the WWE Championship from the All-Mighty grip of Bobby Lashley. In the months that followed the New Day star has retained his title against Lashley, Drew McIntyre and most recently Austin Theory.
While on the most recent episode of Monday Night Raw, number one contender Seth Rollins announced that he will be facing the champion at WWE Day 1 on January 1st. Rollins had earned his title opportunity after emerging victorious in a Fatal-Four-Way Ladder Match in October.
However, there a twist in the tale for Rollins as after some manoeuvring backstage, Kevin Owens was given a chance to win his way into the match when he faced Big E in the main event of the show. During the bout, Rollins attacked Owens meaning he got disqualified and thus won the match to make the Day 1 clash a Triple Threat Match.
Speaking on Busted Open Radio, Bully Ray has revealed that he would like to see Rollins claim the win when he meets Big E and Kevin Owens in Atlanta.
“Seth [next WWE Champion]. But I’d like to see them heat Seth and Kevin Owens up pretty damn hot and get some steam on Big E so people wanna see Big E fight back. They [Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins] were fighting each other last night!”
Expanding further, the WWE Hall of Famer explained that it’s a better story for a babyface Big E to chase a heel champion in Rollins rather than the other way around.
“At least Seth as a heel, you can feed a lot of different people to him who will want to see Seth get defeated. The emotional investment of a heel losing will always trump the investment of a babyface retaining, when it comes to champions, because they always wanna see the bad guy lose,”
Seth Rollins last held World Championship gold in 2019 when he held the Universal Championship for 81 days, before losing the title to ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt at Crown Jewel.
H/t to Sportskeeda for the transcription.