Colby Daniel Lopez is an American professional wrestler currently signed with WWE. Colby's ring name is Seth Rollins, and assigned to the Raw brand. Seth Rollins has accomplished various accolades and championships over his tenure with the company. The superstar is a former royal rumble winner, money in the bank winner and a grand slam champion.
Lopez was born May 28, 1986, in Davenport Iowa, and grew up in Buffalo, Iowa. Rollins is of Armenian, German, and Irish descent, and gets his surname Lopez from his stepfather as documented in the show WWE 24. He graduated from Davenport West Highschool in 2004 and was trained at a wrestling school owned by Danny Daniels in Illinois. Apart from his in-ring career, Lopez also owns a wrestling academy known as The Black and The Brave wrestling academy in Moline and a coffee shop named 329 Dport in his hometown.
In January 2019, Lopez started dating fellow WWE Superstar Rebbeca Quinn a.k.a Becky Lynch. They got engaged on August 22, 2019, a year and a half later on December 4, 2020, the couple gave birth to their daughter Roux. Lopez and Quinn got married on June 29, 2021.
Professional Wrestling Career
Independent Circuits (2005-2007)
Rollins started his career in 2005 at his hometown in Iowa. She slowly climbed the ladder in his wrestling career by working for TNA, NWA and PWG. After winning matches and championships, Seth made his way to ROH.
Lopez went by the name Tyler Black during his time with the ROH. Black made an impact at ROH when he debuted and formed a stable alongside Jimmy Jacobs and Necro Butcher, The Age of The Fall. The stable battled with The Briscoe Brothers. They quickly conquered The Briscoe Brothers and won the ROH Tag Team Championships. After losing the tag titles, Black challenged Nigel McGuinness for the ROH World Championship and lost.
Tyler faced Nigel McGuinness in a series of matches for the ROH World Championship. At Final Battle in December 2008, Black's teammates turned on him and aligned themselves with Austin Aries. Tyler faced his friend turned foe, Jimmy Jacobs, in a steel cage match to end their rivalry.
World Champion & Departure (2009-2010)
After taking a hiatus for his neck injury, Tyler returned to ROH and won the Survival of the Fittest tournament to earn a world championship shot. At Final Battle 2009, Tyler faced Austin Aries to a 60-minute draw for the world championship. They booked a rematch between the two for the show's eighth anniversary, where Tyler successfully defeated Aries to become the new world champion.
Tyler turned heel after the news of his signing with the WWE was released. Tyler made a few title defences before threatening the fans to take the championship with him. On September 11 at Glory By Honor IX, Black lost the ROH World Championship to Roderick Strong in a no disqualification match, ending his reign at 210 days after seven successful title defences. It was his last appearance before signing with WWE.
Developmental Territory (2010-2012)
Lopez signed a developmental contract with the company, and they introduced him as Seth Rollins. Rollins faced various superstars, such as Damien Sandow, Titus O Neil, Big E and Adam Rose. Rollins started a rivalry with Dean Ambrose. They faced each other in a series of Iron man matches, and Rollins was victorious. Rollins took part in the gold rush tournament where he defeated Jinder Mahal in the finals and was crowned as the inaugural NXT Champion.
The Shield (2012-2014)
Seth Rollins made his debut at Survivor Series alongside, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose. The trio attacked John Cena and Ryback during their WWE Championship match. The trio declared themselves The Shield and started their rivalry with Team Hell No and Ryback. They faced Team Hell No and Ryback in a TLC match and won.
The trio picked up monumental victories by defeating several superstars such as Daniel Bryan, Kane, Ryback and John Cena in a six-man competition. They made their WrestleMania debut and defeated Sheamus, Randy Orton and Big Show.
At Extreme Rules 2013, the trio won the WWE Tag Team and the United States Championship. After a few successful defences, Rollins and Reigns faced the Rhodes Brothers, and they lost the titles to them on Raw. They took part in Survivor Series where they won and began their feud with CM Punk. They concluded it at TLC, where they lost to Punk in a 3-1 handicapped match.
The Shield began their legendary rivalry with The Wyatt Family when they cost them an opportunity inside Elimination Chamber. The trios faced each other at Elimination Chamber, which was won by the Wyatt Family. The trio faced Evolution at Extreme Rules and Payback and won. The Raw after Payback, Seth Rollins turned his back on his shield brothers and aligned himself with the Triple H and Randy Orton.
The Authority & WWE Championship (2014-2016)
After turning heel and joining the Authority, Seth Rollins entered the Money in the Bank ladder match, which he won. He spent the first few months fighting Dean Ambrose and emerged victoriously. He started his rivalry with John Cena and faced Team Cena at Survivor Series. Team Authority was lost due to help from Sting. However, Rollins and Cena faced each other twice before facing Brock Lesnar in a Triple Threat Match for the WWE Championship at the Royal Rumble.
After Royal Rumble, Rollins started his rivalry with Randy Orton. The two faced each other at WrestleMania 31 and Orton won. On the same night, Rollins cashed in his Money in the Bank contract and won the WWE Championship from Brock Lesnar. Seth's reign lasted for 220 days before he relinquished his title due to his knee injury. During his reign, Seth defeated the likes of Kane, Randy Orton, Ryback, Dolph Ziggler, Neville, Sting, and John Cena.
Return & Shield Reunion (2016-2018)
Rollins returned at Extreme Rules 2016 and attacked Roman Reigns. Rollins and Reigns faced each other at Money in the Bank 2016 for the WWE Championship, which he won. He lost the title to Dean Ambrose during cash in. Rollins faced Finn Balor for the Universal Championship at SummerSlam, which he lost. Rollins feuded with Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho until the end of the year.
Rollins invaded TakeOver San Antonio to call Triple H out for helping Kevin Owens in their Universal Championship match. Rollins was attacked by Samoa Joe and was taken out for a few months. Rollins faced Triple H in an unsanctioned match at WrestleMania 33, which he won.
Rollins began his rivalry with The Bar and teamed up with former shield brother, Dean Ambrose. The duo defeated The Bar at SummerSlam 2017. The Shield reunited and faced The New Day at Survivor Series, where they emerged victoriously. Rollins and Ambrose dropped the titles before Survivor Series and Dean got injured after TLC. Seth teamed up with Jason Jordan where they won the tag titles.
Rollins and Jordan dropped the titles to The Bar and Jason got injured. Rollins started his journey to becoming the Intercontinental Champion, where he defeated the Miz and Finn Balor at WrestleMania 34.
Rivalry with Dean & Universal Championship (2018-2020)
After losing the title to Dolph Ziggler, Rollins and Ziggler faced each other in a series of matches for the title. It concluded at SummerSlam where he beat Ziggler for the title and began his second reign. Ambrose and Rollins faced Dolph and McIntyre for the Tag Team Championships and won. However, Ambrose turned on Rollins and it started their rivalry. Rollins lost the tag title to AOP and lost the Intercontinental title to Ambrose at TLC 2018.
Rollins entered the Royal Rumble and won. He faced Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 35, where he won the Universal Championship. He feuded with Braun Strowman and Baron Corbin for the title for a couple of months. Rollins lost the title to Brock after cashing in. Rollins reclaimed the title at SummerSlam. He faced the Fiend twice and lost the Universal Championship at Crown Jewel. He turned heel and aligned with the AOP to attack Kevin Owens.
The Messiah (2020-Present)
Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens faced each other at WrestleMania 36 where Kevin Owens won. He started his rivalry with Rey Mysterio, which went for over six months. He faced Rey in an eye vs eye match and Dominik in a street fight, which he won. Rollins was drafted to SmackDown, where he had a minor rivalry with Buddy Murphy. He took some time off and returned to the Royal Rumble and lost.
Rollins attacked Cesaro after a promo and it kicked off their rivalry. Rollins faced Cesaro at WrestleMania 37 and lost. However, Rollins picked up two more victories over Cesaro after Mania. After a series of promos and interactions, Rollins and Edge faced each other at SummerSlam 2021, where he lost.
They concluded their rivalry at Crown Jewel where he lost to Edge in a Hell in a Cell match. During the Draft, Rollins was drafted to RAW. In 2022, he spent the beginning of the year teaming up with Kevin Owens. At WrestleMania 38, Rollins lost to Cody Rhodes. He also challenged Cody Rhodes for WrestleMania Backlash and Hell In A Cell events but failed to secure victory both times.
Rollins also participated in the 2022 Money In The Bank ladder match where Austin Theory won the briefcase. The Architect was going to face Riddle at the 2022 SummerSlam event. But Seth's attack on Riddle prior to the event injured the original Bro and therefore the match was postponed.
The two would continue to brawl first at SummerSlam where Riddle made a surprising appearance and then on an episode of RAW when Riddle made his return from injury. The two finally competed at Clash at the Castle in a hard-hitting contest that Rollins won.