WWE continues to produce weekly shows, but for some reason, they still insist on holding season premieres. On Monday night, WWE’s annual Raw premiere aired, and credit where credit is due, it managed to pack a lot more than normal into the three hours. D-Generation X celebrated their 25th anniversary, Brock Lesnar made a comeback, and The Good Brothers made a surprise appearance to support AJ Styles.
Seth Rollins Is A Two-Time Grand Slam Champion
Seth Rollins’ victory over Bobby Lashley to become the US Champion also resulted in a title change. Upon his comeback, the aforementioned Lesnar made the decision to pursue Lashley, appropriately warming him up before Rollins pounced. Even though the new champion was still suffering the consequences of entering the Fight Pit at Extreme Rules, The All Mighty put up a tremendous fight given he had just been floored by an F5, but he couldn’t overcome Rollins’ onslaught.
On Monday, Rollins once more cemented his place in WWE history for a variety of reasons. Not only because he has won the US Championship for the first time, but also because he has now won the Grand Slam twice. Since 2015, it has been required for a Superstar hold reigns with the World and a Tag Team Title in addition to having won the US and Intercontinental Championships.
Up There With The Miz
The Miz was the only Superstar to accomplish that feat twice under the new format prior to this week’s episode of Raw. The A-Lister won the WWE Championship for the second time in 2021 when he cashed in Money in the Bank. He has already held the other titles stated above at least once apiece. The only two-time Grand Slam Champion in the WWE, as Miz frequently brags, will no longer be possible.
Grand Slam Championship qualifications have evolved throughout time. In the past, winners of the Hardcore or European Titles were required to qualify, and as the available competition has evolved, other championships have disappeared or been added. In accordance with the old standards, several other wrestlers, including Chris Jericho and Triple H, are also theoretically two-time Grand Slam champions.