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5 Reasons That Sting Cannot Beat Seth Rollins at ‘Night of Champions’

As Night of Champions approaches, the main event is set – Seth Rollins vs Sting. Many people are predicting a Sting win, as it would be an iconic or romantic moment, having the stalwart of WCW win the one title he has never won. However great that moment would be, it is absolutely paramount that Rollins retains his title. Don’t agree? Here are five reasons why.

5. A Win Will Give Rollins More Credibility

Seth Rollins should be beating Sting, in all honesty. But given his cowardly heel persona, it’ll be a struggle for him.

Rollins has been criticized in the past for not being a credible champion with a lot of cheap wins and help from the Authority. While he did beat Dean Ambrose cleanly at Money in The Bank, and held his own against Cena at Summerslam (despite help from Jon Stewart), a win over Sting would only further enhance his credibility as ‘the man’ and build even more momentum.

And this can only be a good thing for the Architect.


4. What’s the Point of Him Losing?

Let’s say Sting does win. What’s the point in a part-timer (who is approaching his sixties, unlike fellow part-timer Brock Lesnar) taking the title off Rollins if it’s only for a month or so? Why bring an end to what has been a long reign so far for Rollins, since WrestleMania. Especially if he wins the title back from Sting again?

It just makes no sense and would only be to give Sting a crowning achievement in the WWE. Of course, with the creative team, anything is possible (such as The Rock beating CM Punk at the 2013 Royal Rumble) but this seems a stretch.


3. A Rollins Win Allows For a Potential Triple H Betrayal

While he’s arguably the top heel in the business right now, Rollins is slowly winning fans over and it’s only a matter of time until he turns face and becomes a huge hit. This opens up the possibility of a potential Triple H betrayal – something many fans have predicted.

If this were to happen however, it’s unlikely Triple H would do it while aligning himself with Sting. And the face turn will be even more effective if Rollins has held the title for a while so that’s one more reason why Sting cannot win at Night of Champions.


2. It Will Help His Heel Run as Champion

Even though it feels like ages, Rollins has held the belt for just over four months. While that is a decent reign, the best way for a heel champion to generate heat is to continue to hold the title for a while and frustrate fans – just ask JBL.

Rollins could lose the title and win it back, but it would be much more effective if he continued his long heel run as champion without losing the belt.


1. It Will Mean More When Rollins Finally Loses the Title

If Rollins does hold the title until say, the Royal Rumble or WrestleMania 32, his long reign will make the moment that the eventual successor wins the title even more important and meaningful.

Whether it’s John Cena, Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, Cesaro, Kevin Owens, Brock Lesnar or Daniel Bryan, whoever beats Rollins will truly have a moment to remember. Sting beating Rollins would somewhat dampen that moment.