It was confirmed last Friday that Seth Rollins would once again defend the Universal Championship against Baron Corbin, and that the match would take place in two weeks time at WWE Stomping Ground.
This evening on Monday Night Raw, the new (okay, new-ish…) #1 contender blamed his recent loss at WWE Super Showdown on the incompetency of the official involved. As a result, he has taken his case up with the fictional Board of Directors, who have decided that a special guest referee will be used in the upcoming world title match.
Not only will there be a special guest referee, but Corbin himself will have the right to choose who it will be. On Raw, they teased that Sami Zayn might fill the role, and actually had him sub in as an “outside referee” for the show’s main event, between Rollins and Kevin Owens.
That said, the Kingslayer ended up closing out Raw by leaving Zayn completely unconscious in the middle of the ring, after taking a Curb Stomp and numerous shots from a steel chair. Brock Lesnar, who still holds the Money in the Bank briefcase, has also been hinted as a potential guest ref.
WWE Stomping Ground takes place on Sunday, June 23rd in Tacoma, WA.