The last-minute changes on the first day significantly created an impact on WWE’s plans for Royal Rumble and WrestleMania.
Seth Rollins was initially slated to win the WWE Championship and defend the title at WrestleMania, as noted before.
Dave Meltzer revealed more information saying “The plan for that was originally Seth Rollins, likely against the winner of the Royal Rumble, with Big E the favorite, but Kevin Owens and Bobby Lashley were also possibilities. The match in that position may remain the same, but getting there is different,”.
Royal Rumble has two huge title matches and Big E has been kept out of them and winning the Battle Royale would be just ideal for his desire to become a world champion again.