Call him a Sell-out, a suck-up, WWE’s Justin Bieber or whatever you want! At the end of the day, he is a former WWE World Heavyweight Champion. That is reality! Add to that, he probably is the most talented superstar on the current WWE roster. Once upon a time, he may be an adorable baby boy of a powerful corporate couple but he surely is one gem of a man when it comes to physical and mental agility.
Seth Rollins’ WWE saga can be explained in two halves- Before turning heel and after his epic heel turn. Call it an exaggeration but I don’t mind calling it an ‘EPIC’ heel turn. He turns 30 today and as part of this slideshow, let us have a look at 5 best memorable moments featuring the architect-
Cashing in the MITB contract at WrestleMania 31
Last year, Seth Rollins turned his back on his brothers and aligned with 'The Authority'. It was this move that changed his career graph totally. He also went on to win the 'Money in the Bank' contract and later at WrestleMania 31 cashed it in and won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
He has been the Champion for more than 200 days and this is a great accomplishment given that Cena, Randy Orton, Sheamus, Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar and Sting are all on the roster.
WWE believes a lot in this man and they would love to invest in this guy. He obviously has the talent to attract crowds to the arena and hopefully we will get to see more of Seth Rollins.
Winning both the US and WWE titles
Seth Rollins did something spectacular at the 2015 SummerSlam PPV. He defended his WWE World Heavyweight Championship and John Cena defended his US Championship and the stipulation was that the winner takes all. Seth became the first man in the history of the company to hold both WWE World Heavyweight Championship and the US Championship at the same time.
The match may have ended in chaos but Cena and Rollins managed to produce a great match at SummerSlam.
Turning his back on his brothers
One of the best endings to RAW still is the night on which Seth Rollins turned heel. He aligned with ‘The Authority’ and turned his back on Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns, his so called brothers. Triple H, Randy Orton and Seth Rollins viciously attacked the duo of Dean and Roman that night and this changes the fortunes of Seth once and for all.
I would still call this as the most memorable moment involving Seth Rollins in WWE.
Bout with Sting
Seth Rollins defeated John Cena at the SummerSlam PPV and became the first ever WWE World Heavyweight Champion and the US Champion. Seth asked Triple H and Stephanie to add his name to the list of elites by unveiling his statue on RAW. The power couple agreed to this and the preparations were made. Just when the cloth that veiled the statue went up, the Barclays center erupted with 'Sting' chants.
It was the 'Icon' that appeared out of nowhere and shocked everyone. After a long absence, Sting appeared in the squared circle and took out the Champion. He has stuck it to 'The Authority' again and gave a message by holding the WWE Championship signalling that he was on a mission to acquire the title. The same evening after RAW, an official announcement was made that Sting will fight Seth Rollins at the upcoming 'Night of Champions' PPV for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. This was an honour for Seth as you can’t get an opportunity to fight a legend just like that. And let’s not forget that Seth defeated Sting at the PPV!
Dean Ambrose green paint segment
Remember the night when Dean Ambrose shocked Rollins by putting something in Rollins’ MITB briefcase and the expression on Ambrose’s face after Seth opened it! Many absolutely loved it and guys like me watch it many times on You Tube. This was a very hilarious moment and the green paint, to say the least was awesome!