Damian Priest Getting First Shot At Seth Rollins' WWE World Heavyweight Title

The Judgment Day will be looking to add more gold to their stable when Damian Priest challenges Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Monday night on "Raw."

Friday afternoon, Rollins issued an open challenge for his newly-won championship, tweeting "My man @WWEBigE was the last defender of the crown.....in November 2021?!?? Let's change that."

It was then announced later that night on "SmackDown" that Priest had answered the call. This will be the first title defense for "The Visionary" after defeating A.J. Styles at Night of Champions to win WWE's newest prize. In the lead-up to his match with "The Phenomenal One," Rollins declared that he will be a fighting champion. It didn't take long for The Judgment Day to attempt to rain on his parade either, as the faction interrupted him and Styles this past Monday on "Raw." Unfortunately for Priest and his stablemate Finn Balor, Rollins and Styles got the last laugh by defeating them in a tag team match to close out the show.

While The Judgment Day has been terrorizing "Raw" for several months, it's been a while since Priest himself has carried championship gold. In fact, his last title reign came in 2021 and 2022 when he held the United States Championship. After defeating Sheamus at SummerSlam in August 2021 to win the gold, Priest managed to hold onto the title until the following February. His run would end, as fate would have it, courtesy of Balor. Come Monday it's likely Finn, as well as Rhea Ripley and Dominik Mysterio, will be firmly in Priest's corner.