Seth Rollins' top 5 WWE PPV matches (and 5 that flopped)
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Seth Rollins burst onto the WWE scene at Survivor Series 2012 alongside his fellow Shield members, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose, and he has been an integral part of WWE programming ever since.
Between November 2012 and June 2014, “The Architect” mostly competed in multi-man matches with Reigns and Ambrose, notably against The Usos, The Rhodes Brothers, The Wyatt Family and Evolution.
Shortly after betraying his Shield brothers the night after Payback 2014, Rollins quickly established himself as WWE’s next top singles Superstar by winning the 2014 Money In The Bank ladder match.
As a member of The Authority, he won the World Heavyweight Championship in the main event of WrestleMania 31 in March 2015, while he recovered from a lengthy injury to win WWE’s most prestigious title for the second time in June 2016.
Rollins went on to have more singles success after turning babyface in September 2016, but his most notable accomplishments came in 2019 when he won the Royal Rumble before defeating Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 35 and SummerSlam to become a two-time Universal Champion.
In this article, let’s take a look at Rollins’ WWE history by counting down his top five pay-per-view matches, as well as five that flopped.
Top #5 WrestleMania 31 (vs. Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns)
As an individual moment, Seth Rollins’ Money In The Bank cash-in on Roman Reigns in the main event of WrestleMania 31 would obviously rank at #1 in the Shield member’s greatest WWE career highlights.
However, the majority of the match was contested between Brock Lesnar and Reigns, with Rollins appearing in the closing stages to pull off “The Heist of the Century”, so it only just makes it onto this list in the #5 position.
Top #4 SummerSlam 2019 (vs. Brock Lesnar)
Seth Rollins lost a lot of momentum in the summer of 2019 following his storylines with Becky Lynch and Baron Corbin, so it was only natural that he was considered the overwhelming underdog heading into his Universal Championship rematch against Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam.
As it turned out, the two men produced their best one-on-one match against each other to date, with Rollins causing a huge upset by pinning “The Beast” clean to win the Universal Championship for the second time in his career.