On Saturday night, Seth Rollins defeated Omos at Backlash ahead of his quest for the new WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Despite his size and strength advantage, Omos dominated most of the match, but The Visionary cut him down when he could.
Rollins hit The Nigerian Giant with a super curb stomp off the top rope to get the pinfall victory after finally creating an opening by putting him in a sleeper hold.
Despite having no previous interaction, the match between the two men was announced a couple of weeks ago on SmackDown.
The announce team later noted that Omos’ manager, MVP, had negotiated the match to get his client a high-profile spot on Backlash.
Despite their differing results at WrestleMania 39, Rollins and Omos both had substantial matches.
Logan Paul was silenced by the Visionary in a highly entertaining match, while Omos lost to Brock Lesnar in a fast-paced, hard-hitting match.
Despite accepting the match against the giant, Rollins didn’t appear overly concerned about his rival in the weeks prior to Backlash.
WWE head of creative Triple H introduced the World Heavyweight Championship as a new world title for Raw while Roman Reigns held the Universal Championship on SmackDown.
It’s important for fans to have a champion they can support week in and week out. This is why Rollins says he wants to be the inaugural champion.
To begin with, The Visionary faced a massive challenge in the form of the 7’3″ Omos, who has been on the verge of breaking out for some time.
With a win at Backlash, Rollins delayed Omos’ rise to the top, creating momentum for his bid for the World Heavyweight Championship.