WWE: 10 Years of the Architect – Seth Rollins (So Far)

After a handful of years shining on the independent circuit, namely Ring of Honor (ROH), the wrestler formerly known as Tyler Black signed in August 2010 by WWE, the company in which he became famous under the ring name Seth Rollins .

Born on May 28, 1986, Colby Daniel Lopez , his real name, is of Armenian, German and Irish descent, but has a Latin surname because he inherited it from his stepfather, who he considers his father and has dual nationality, Mexican and North American.

After two years in the Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) developmental territory, Rollins debuted on the main roster at Survivor Series 2012 as a member of The Shield, along with Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns . That night, the trio attacked Ryback during a triple threat match for the WWE Championship, allowing CM Punk to land the victorious settlement on John Cena .

Although they attacked CM Punk ‘s opponents during their first appearances, The Shield denied working for the Straight Edge Superstar and asserted that what moved them was to fight injustice.

However, in June 2014 Rollins turned against Ambrose and Reigns to join The Authority, a faction led by Triple H and which The Shield had worked for the previous year but with which they later had friction.

Already a member of The Authority, Rollins won the Money in the Bank Ladder match at Money in the Bank 2014 , having cashed-in nearly a year later at WrestleMania 31 to become WWE Champion for the first time .

Thus, a star was born, which counts in its history the conquests of the WWE Championship (twice), the Universal Championship (twice), the NXT Championship (one), the Intercontinental Championship (twice), the United States Championship (one) and the WWE / Raw Tag Team Championship (six, alongside Roman Reigns , Dean Ambrose, Jason Jordan, Braun Strowman , and Buddy Murphy) plus victory at the 2019 Royal Rumble .

It is therefore worth remembering the ten best matches of Seth Rollins in WWE, in chronological order.

Monday Night Raw (June 10, 2013)
Daniel Bryan vs. Seth Rollins

The Shield, who had debuted on the WWE main roster at Survivor Series 2012 , continued to attack various wrestlers, notably tag team champions Team Hell No (Kane and Daniel Bryan ). This led to Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns being offered a shot at the WWE Tag Team Championship at Extreme Rules 2013 . At the pay-per-view , Rollins and Reigns won the belts after a double team on Daniel Bryan .

However, Kane and Daniel Bryan had a small falling out, which led to Bryan teaming up with Randy Orton to fight for the WWE Tag Team Championship at Payback .
On the June 10 episode of Monday Night Raw prior to this pay-per-view , fans were able to vote on the WWE App which Daniel Bryan ‘s opponent for that night: Rollins or Reigns . And the audience chose Rollins .

Monday Night Raw (August 18, 2014)
Falls Count Anywhere match:
Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins

On the June 2, 2014 episode of Raw , Seth Rollins turned on the remaining elements of The Shield, attacking both Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns , to ally himself with The Authority. In the weeks that followed, Rollins and Ambrose attacked each other and interfered in each other’s combat. The rivalry intensified when Kane helped Rollins win the Money in the Bank Ladder match at the Money in the Bank pay -per-view .
Rollins and Ambrose had a match scheduled for Battleground , but Rollins won by forfeit after Ambrose was kicked out of the arena by Triple H for attacking Rollins before the match.

On the August 4 edition of Raw , Triple H announced that Ambrose and Rollins would face off at SummerSlam and also that Ambrose and Rollins would face Alberto Del Rio and Rob Van Dam, respectively, in a Beat the Clock challenge , with the winner being chosen. the stipulation of the match at SummerSlam . Ambrose beat Del Rio in 15 minutes and 42 seconds, while RVD was traded at the last minute for Heath Slater, who went on to defeat Rollins , which gave Ambrose the right to pick the stipulation. And Ambrose chose to face Rollins in a Lumberjack match.

At the pay-per-view , Seth Rollins beat Ambrose by hitting him with the Money in the Bank suitcase, after Kane had interfered several times in Rollins’ favor . On Raw the following night, Rollins was the victim of a surprising Ice Bucket Challenge and an attack by Dean Ambrose during an interview. Triple H then set up a rematch between the two, with the WWE Universe getting to choose the stipulation. And the fans chose a Falls Count Anywhere match.

Royal Rumble 2015
WWE World Heavyweight Championship :
Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Seth Rollins vs. John Cena

Brock Lesnar won the title by defeating John Cena at SummerSlam 2014 . Cena got his revenge the following month at Night Of Champions , but ended up winning via disqualification after Seth Rollins interfered and attempted to cash-in his Money in the Bank contract .

In the ensuing PPV Hell in a Cell, Cena beat Randy Orton in a Hell in a Cell match to earn a future title shot , retaining top contender status at TLC by beating Rollins in a Tables match . Later in the same event, it was announced that Cena would challenge Lesnar in the Royal Rumble .

On the last Raw of 2014, Rollins attacked guest host Edge and threatened to give him a Curb Stomp if Cena didn’t make the decision to reinstate The Authority, a faction that had lost him at Survivor Series after a team led by Cena won a elimination combat. Cena , albeit reluctantly, ended up declaring the return of The Authority.
On the January 5, 2015 edition of Monday Night Raw , Triple H added Seth Rollins to the title match as retribution for The Authority’s return and fired the members of Team Cena who contributed to the loss of power at Survivor Series ( Dolph Ziggler , Ryback and Eric Rowan).

The following week, Lesnar , Cena and Rollins signed the contract and were involved in a brawl , with Rollins performing a Curb Stomp on both Cena and Lesnar . However, Cena had his participation in jeopardy, as Triple H forced him to fight in a handicap match against Rollins , Big Show and Kane to not only secure his presence in the title match but also to guarantee the return of Ziggler , Ryback and Rowan. , on the last Raw before the Royal Rumble. Cena ended up winning with a roll-up on Rollins after the distraction caused by Sting, but it was Lesnar who came out on top as he appeared to attack Rollins and apply F-5 to Kane and Big Show.

WrestleMania 31
WWE World Heavyweight Championship :
Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns (vs. Seth Rollins )

At the 2015 Royal Rumble, Brock Lesnar successfully defended the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against John Cena and Seth Rollins . However, Rollins still had in his possession the Money in the Bank suitcase, which guaranteed him an additional title shot whenever he wanted. At that same event, Roman Reigns won the Royal Rumble match, which earned him a title match at WrestleMania 31 .

On the February 2 episode of Raw , Reigns agreed to put his lead contender status at Fastlane on the line and that same night Daniel Bryan beat Seth Rollins to face Reigns at the pay-per-view . At Fastlane , Reigns got the better of Bryan and retained the title shot against Lesnar at WrestleMania .

Reigns and Lesnar had only two eye-to-eye interactions prior to WrestleMania , one of which was on the March 23 episode of Raw , in which the two clinched for the belt.
Also at WrestleMania 31, Seth Rollins faced Triple H and was defeated, but The Architect ‘s night didn’t end in that match

Monday Night Raw (July 27, 2015)
WWE United States Championship:
John Cena (c) vs. Seth Rollins

On the July 20 episode of Raw , United States Champion John Cena challenged WWE World Champion Seth Rollins to a company main title match. However, Rollins refused.
A week later, Cena challenged Rollins again , but The Authority forced him to defend the WWE United States Championship against Rollins .

SummerSlam 2015
WWE World Heavyweight Championship and WWE United States Championship:
Seth Rollins (World Champion) vs. John Cena (US Champion)

On the July 27 episode of Raw, Cena defended the United States Championship against Rollins , managing to retain the belt despite breaking his nose during the match.
Given this scenario, Rollins challenged Cena to a match at SummerSlam in which the winner would take both titles, which was promptly accepted.

Backlash 2018
WWE Intercontinental Championship :
Seth Rollins (c) vs. The Miz

At WrestleMania 34, Seth Rollins defeated The Miz and Finn Bálor in a triple threat match to win the WWE Intercontinental Championship, which belonged to The Miz .
On Monday Night Raw the following night, The Miz activated his rematch clause for Backlash . Until the pay-per-view , The Miz was transferred to SmackDown and Rollins retained the title against Miz, Bálor and Samoa Joe in a fatal four-way ladder match at the Greatest Royal Rumble.

Money in the Bank 2019
WWE Universal Championship :
Seth Rollins (c) vs. AJ Styles

On the April 22 episode of Raw , Triple H scored two triple threat matches whose winners would face off to determine the new main contender for Seth Rollins ‘ Universal Championship. In one of the matches, AJ Styles beat Rey Mysterio and Samoa Joe. In the other, Baron Corbin defeated Drew McIntyre and The Miz . Afterwards, Styles beat Corbin and became the leading contender for the Universal Title at Money in the Bank.

Crown Jewel 2021
Hell in a Cell match : Edge vs. Seth Rollins

At Money in the Bank, Seth Rollins cost Edge a loss in a Universal Championship match against champion Roman Reigns , as The Architect was frustrated that the Canadian had outrun him in the title race . Dissatisfied, Rollins challenged Edge to a match on the September 10 episode of SmackDown and won. However, Rollins was offended that Edge called him ” Edge Lite” [a small-point version of Edge] and that the Canadian had not announced his retirement, so he challenged the Rated-R Superstar to one more match. On the October 1 episode of SmackDown , Edge appeared on the show to confront Rollins , but as Rollins didn’t think Edge was going to show up, he went directly to Edge ‘s house , walked in, and made out like he was in his own house. A week later, Edge attacked Rollins and challenged him to a Hell in a Cell match for the Crown Jewel

Monday Night Raw (October 25, 2021)
Ladder match: Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor vs. Kevin Owens vs. Rey Mysterio

At the beginning of the October 25, 2021 episode of Raw , Seth Rollins interrupted a promo for champion Big E to challenge him to a match for the WWE Championship . Meanwhile, Rey Mysterio , Finn Bálor and Kevin Owens also took to the ring to claim a title shot .
That said, authority figure Sonya Deville appeared on stage and announced that Rollins , Mysterio , Bálor and Owens would face off that same night in a Fatal 4-Way Ladder Match to determine the main contender for the WWE Championship .

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