FINISHING MOVES: CURB STOMP, KING’S LANDING, PEDIGREE, DIVING HIGH KNEE
SIGNATURE MOVES: SLING BLADE, SUICIDE DIVE, BUCKLE BOMB, FALCON ARROW, BLOCK BUSTER, REVERSE STO INTO THE TURNBUCKLE.
- "Flesh It Out" by Blues Saraceno
- "Special Op" by Jim Johnston (WWE; used while a part of The Shield)
- "King of Kings" by Motörhead (WWE; used while part of The Authority)
- "The Second Coming"by CFO$ "With Burn It Down Intro"(WWE)
A YOUNG MAN WITH A DREAM
Long before he ever stepped into the ring in the independents, Colby Lopez was a young man from Iowa with a big dream. His surname comes from his Mexican-American Stepfather. As a youngster and even now, Lopez was and is a huge fan of rock and hardcore music. Especially metalcore!
RULING THE INDEPENDENT CIRCUIT
As Tyler Black, the man we know as Seth Rollins was already a big superstar before he arrived in NXT. In addition to a host of accolades in various promotions, Black became a big star in ROH. In fact, he would pin Austin Aries to become the ROH World Champion. He even defended the Championship on seven different occasions, before dropping it to Roderick Strong after 210 days as the top guy.
THE FIRST EVER NXT CHAMPION
Upon the urging of Evan Bourne and Jim Cornette, Rollins would come to WWE and sign up in FCW. He had a great run in the developmental territory, feuding with his future stable mate Dean Ambrose among others. When FCW was rebranded as NXT, Rollins entered the gold rush tournament where he faced Jinder Mahal in the finals. Rollins won the match to become the first NXT Champion. Seth Rollins would lose the title to Big E in due time, but he left his mark in NXT nevertheless.
THE HOUNDS OF JUSTICE
Seth Rollins would make a main roster debut like few others have in WWE history. He would show up at Survivor Series 2012 with Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns, in a faction known as The Shield. The Shield would go on to leave a path of carnage and devastation in their wake, as they dropped opponent after opponent continuously.
During their amazing run, Rollins and Reigns would defeat Team Hell No to become the Tag Team Champions. They retained the Championships for a long time. They would eventually lose to Cody Rhodes and Goldust. The Shield went on to have great programs with The Wyatt Family and Evolution thereafter. They even became babyface following their initial heel run. However, Rollins would shock the world by turning heel and aligning himself with The Authority.
THE ARCHITECT COMES FORTH
Rollins would come into his own as a heel, by embarking on a variety of programs. He would capture the Money in the Bank contract thanks to Kane, and have a fabulous program with Dean Ambrose. He would feud with Randy Orton and get pinned at WrestleMania 31, before cashing in his briefcase in the WrestleMania main event. And then, he would become the WWE World Heavyweight Champion for the first time.
As Champion, Rollins was fabulous. He had feuds with Lesnar, Ambrose, Orton and Sting, and he played the scared and cowardly heel to absolute perfection, with panache. All of this came crashing down when Rollins tore his ACL, MCL and medial meniscus during a match with Kane in Dublin, Ireland.
REBUILDING WHAT WAS LOST
Seth Rollins returned from injury with much momentum. He won back his WWE World Heavyweight Championship from Roman Reigns but lost it moments later when Ambrose cashed in his Money in the Bank contract. Rollins went on to feud with Balor over the first Universal Championship, but he came up short on that occasion. Rollins had a memorable feud with Triple H, who cost him the Universal Championship, in a program that culminated at WrestleMania 33.
THE SHIELD’S SECOND RUN
Rollins has been a babyface and one of the featured attractions on RAW since then. He was part of the second Shield reunion, where Kurt Angle filled in for the ill and afflicted Roman Reigns. He would also enter the Tag Team fray with Dean Ambrose and Jason Jordan. Thereafter, he would eye the Intercontinental Championship, going up against The Miz and Finn Balor at WrestleMania 34. The Shield’s second run was cut short by Dean Ambrose’ injury.
BEYOND THE RING
Seth Rollins is one of the biggest stars in WWE, and as a result, he was the face of WWE 2K18. He’s also been a part of video games like WWE 2K14, 15, 16 and 17 in the past. He remains a big fan of metalcore music and also, a very vocal atheist. He should remain one of WWE’s biggest stars for the foreseeable future!
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