Seth Rollins Returns To NXT For First Match In Over A Decade

Seth Rollins will return to NXT soon to defend his World Heavyweight Championship against Bron Breakker.

The young star called out the former Shield member, this week on NXT TV. He challenged Rollins to bring his newly won World Heavyweight Championship with him to NXT, to wrestle Breakker in a title match.

While Breakker has not earned a title shot, Rollins has been very generous with who he defends his belt against. He laid out an open challenge on Raw, which saw him defeat Damian Priest in a match to retain his belt.

As this week’s episode of WWE NXT came to a close, Bron Breakker was shown walking out of the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, FL where he issued a challenge to Seth Rollins.

The son of WWE Hall of Famer Rick Steiner also attacked former NXT UK Champion Ilja Dragunov earlier in the show, bemoaning the fact that Dragunov claimed himself to be the toughest man in NXT.

Bron Breakker vs Seth Rollins has not yet been announced, but is likely to take place within the coming weeks.

It is unknown whether it will take place on NXT TV, or during one of NXT’s Premier Live Events.

This will be Seth Rollins first match in NXT in over a decade, after his NXT Championship match against Big E all those years ago.

Seth Rollins Last NXT Match

Seth Rollins’ last match in NXT was on the December 6th, 2012 episode of NXT, when he defended his NXT Championship against Big E Langston.

The match came just weeks after Rollins had debuted on the main roster alongside Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns.

The trio appeared during the main event of the match of the show, attacking Ryback and John Cena. They helped CM Punk to retain his WWE Championship, elongating his legendary title reign that would eventually be ended by The Rock at the 2013 Royal Rumble.

He was still the NXT Champion at the time, so needed to go back down to Florida to drop the title to the next face of the brand.

He received a heroes welcome coming back to NXT, adorned in the now-famous Shield garb. He was welcomed with a big cheer, but an even larger one came for his challenger, Big E Langston.

The match was a no-disqualification match, with saw The Shield attacking Langston at every opportunity to help their teammate win the match.

Luckily, Big E had the NXT locker room on his side, who charged out to beat down Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns, giving the future-New Day member the chance of a lifetime.

Big E hit his Big Ending finisher move and pinned Seth Rollins, winning the NXT Championship for the first time in his career.

He celebrated wildly, but the exit would be muted for Rollins. This was Seth Rollins last NXT match, and he waved goodbye to the developmental promotion with a tear in his eye, knowing he was onto big and better things, thanks to its influence.

He retured once more to NXT years later, but not to wrestle. Rollins made an appearance during the broadcast for NXT TakeOver: San Antonio, confronting Triple H and challenging him to a match at WrestleMania 34.

The Game had cost Rollins the Universal Champion the year prior, handing Kevin Owens the belt by attacking his former protégé and nailing him with a pedigree for good measure.

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