5 years of The Shield: Seth Rollins' best and worst moments in WWE
On 18 November 2012, CM Punk successfully defended his WWE Championship in the main event of Survivor Series against John Cena and Ryback.
However, the pay-per-view is best remembered for the debut of three up-and-comers from NXT who rushed through the crowd, dragged Ryback out of the ring and sent him crashing through an announce table with a thunderous Triple Powerbomb.
The three men were revealed to be Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose, later known as The Shield, and they would go on to become one of the most dominant and popular factions in WWE history.
To mark their five-year anniversary on the main roster, we decided to look back at the five best and five worst moments that each Superstar has had during their time in WWE.
In this article, we focus on Rollins – a man first known to us as “The Architect of The Shield” who is now a two-time WWE champion and one of the best in-ring performers in modern-day WWE.
#1 Best: 2014 heel turn
“In case you haven’t figured it out yet, what I do better than anybody is adapt. Last night was Plan A. Tonight: Plan B. There’s always a Plan B…”
Those immortal words from Triple H preceded one of the most shocking heel turns in WWE history when, one night after defeating Evolution at Payback 2014, Seth Rollins turned his back on his Shield brothers to join The Authority.
Rollins was dubbed “The Undisputed Future of WWE” and would go on to play his heel persona to absolute perfection.