Chairman Of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Inc. Vince McMahon (R) Holds A Plaque
IN PHOTO: Vince McMahon (R), the chairman of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), Inc., hold a plaque as he poses with the WWE star Triple H after McMahon's Hollywood Walk of Fame star was unveiled during a ceremony in California March 14, 2008 Reuters/Fred Prouser

As soon as John Cena relinquished the power to The Authority, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon swooped in and placed their prodigy Seth Rollins at the pole position. During Monday Night's edition of RAW, The Authority confirmed that the Money in the Bank holder Rollins is one of the corners in the triple-threat match for the WWE world heavyweight championship between Cena and Brock Lesnar.

.@WWERollins is going to the #RoyalRumble to face @JohnCena and @BrockLesnar! #WWE #Raw

— WWE (@WWE) January 6, 2015

The power couple of Triple H and Stephanie McMahon were relegated to the sidelines after Team Cena won over Team Authority at the Survivor Series. The pay-per-view event was highlighted by a surprise appearance from WCW talent Sting who immediately made his presence felt when he unleashed his patented move against Triple H. Several fans of wrestling thought that the Cena command would last long but in a surprising development, the baby-faced hero immediately relented when Rollins held Edge hostage last week.

The Authority immediately placed its imprints in its quest to retain power given that murmurs of Lesnar's departure is becoming truer by the day. The addition of Rollins to the triple threat match adds assurance that he will get a shot at the title. What adds weight is the fact that since Rollins holds the Money in the Bank briefcase, even if he loses in the Royal Rumble championship match, he can still come out a winner by cashing in.

Whatever outcome comes out of Royal Rumble 2015 will surely trickle down to the Wrestlemania event in March. When everyone all but assumed that Lesnar would win once more, setting up the stage of the sort of passing of the torch to a younger baby face (Roman Reigns probably), the scenario gets murkier with the Rollins possibility and the return of last year's champion Daniel Bryan.

If Rollins get a piece of the belt one way or another at Royal Rumble, the stage setters will scramble to find a suitable match for him at Wrestklemania 31. There's still the old reliable Cena and his rival Dolph Ziggler or Dean Ambrose but it would displace the plans for Reigns or even Bryan, who by the looks of the massive fan reception a few weeks back, would be an ideal choice to replace Lesnar.

Nevertheless, Rollins coming out as the new champion at Royal Rumble can be a good thing for the WWE as it would put it in a position to find a bigger name to topple a great heel like Rollins who once broke up Shield among others. For now, Triple H has perfectly played his hand in this one.

Watch the latest match between Rollins and Reigns at Monday Night RAW below:

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