Seth Rollins

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Seth Rollins
Seth Rollins in April 2015.jpg
Rollins in April 2015
Birth name Colby Daniel Lopez
Born (1986-05-28) May 28, 1986 (age 30)
Buffalo, Iowa, United States
Residence Davenport, Iowa, United States
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Gixx[1]
Seth Rollins[2]
Taj the Destroyer[1]
Tyler Black[1]
Billed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[3]
Billed weight 217 lb (98 kg)[3]
Billed from Davenport, Iowa[3]
Trained by Danny Daniels[1]
Debut 2005[4]

Colby Daniel Lopez[1] (born May 28, 1986) is an American professional wrestler and actor currently signed to WWE, where he performs under the ring name Seth Rollins on the Raw brand.

After signing with WWE in 2010, he was sent to its developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) where he was the first FCW Grand Slam Champion. After WWE rebranded FCW into NXT, he became the inaugural NXT Champion. Rollins debuted on WWE's main roster in 2012 alongside Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns as The Shield. Rollins is a two-time WWE World Champion, a one-time United States Champion, a one-time WWE Tag Team Champion (with Roman Reigns), the 2014 Money in the Bank winner, and the 2015 Superstar of the Year.

Prior to signing with WWE, Lopez wrestled as Tyler Black for Ring of Honor (ROH), where he held the ROH World Championship once and the ROH World Tag Team Championship twice (with Jimmy Jacobs), and was the winner of the 2009 Survival of the Fittest tournament. He also wrestled for various independent promotions including Full Impact Pro (FIP), where he was a one-time FIP World Heavyweight Champion, and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG), where he was a one-time PWG World Tag Team Champion (also with Jacobs). Along with CM Punk and Daniel Bryan, Rollins is one of three men to have been world champion in WWE and ROH.

Industry veteran Sting, who wrestled his final match against Rollins, described him as the most talented wrestler he has ever seen or worked with.[5]

Early life

Lopez was born in Buffalo, Iowa.[1] He is of Armenian, German, and Irish descent.[6][7][8] His surname, Lopez, comes from his Mexican-American stepfather.[6]

Professional wrestling career

Independent circuit (2005–2009)

Lopez debuted in 2005 for Scott County Wrestling (SCW). He also worked for Ian Rotten's Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South (IWA) and entered the Ted Petty Invitational Tournament, defeating Sal Thomaselli before being eliminated by Matt Sydal in the quarterfinals in Hammond, Indiana, on September 23, 2005.[9] He later won the SCW Heavyweight Championship, and spray-painted the championship belt black to mark "The Black Era" in SCW.

He soon joined NWA Midwest and won the promotion's tag team championship with Marek Brave. The two successfully defended the NWA Midwest Tag Team Championship against Ryan Boz and Danny Daniels, Brett Wayne and Hype Gotti, and Jayson Reign and Marco Cordova several times in early 2006.[10] He also faced Eric Priest and A.J. Styles in singles matches.

Tyler Black in 2008

He briefly appeared in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) and teamed with Jeff Luxon in a loss to The Latin American Xchange (Homicide and Hernandez) on Impact in October 2006.[11]

On May 25, 2007, while in a match with then Full Impact Pro (FIP) Tag Team Champions The Briscoe Brothers in Melbourne, Florida, Black's tag team partner Marek Brave suffered a legitimate back injury that sidelined him for several weeks before ultimately causing him to retire[12] (Brave eventually returned to competition in 2012). During this time, Black pursued a singles career by competing in Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG), where he defeated Joey Ryan on June 10[13] and former mentor Danny Daniels at the supercard Point of No Return '07 on June 16.[14]

At PWG's Life During Wartime on July 6, 2008, Black teamed with Jimmy Jacobs to win the PWG World Tag Team Championship by defeating Roderick Strong and El Generico, who was a replacement for Jack Evans.[15][16] At FIP's event on December 20, 2008, Black defeated Go Shiozaki to win the FIP World Heavyweight Championship.[17] At FIP's event on May 2, 2009, Davey Richards was awarded the FIP World Heavyweight Championship by forfeit when Black was unable to compete.[17]

Ring of Honor

The Age of the Fall (2007–2009)

Main article: The Age of the Fall
Lopez as Black (left), in the ring along Age of The Fall leader Jimmy Jacobs at a Pro Wrestling Guerrilla event

At the Ring of Honor (ROH) pay-per-view taping of Man Up in September 2007, Black made his debut, alongside Jimmy Jacobs and Necro Butcher, with the three attacking The Briscoe Brothers, hanging Jay Briscoe from the rigging that had been used during the ladder match earlier that night. Jacobs announced that the three had formed a stable called The Age of the Fall. The angle was so controversial that ROH decided to remove the footage from the pay-per-view that was being taped at the event.

However, the footage was heavily requested by ROH fans, so it was shown on the ROH Videowire for the week of September 15.[18] Later on in the event, Black faced Jack Evans in a dark match, which ended when Jacobs and Necro Butcher interfered leading The Irish Airborne to help Evans. A six-man tag team match between The Age of the Fall and Jack Evans and The Irish Airborne ended in a no contest when Necro Butcher attacked the referee.

Along with Jimmy Jacobs and Necro Butcher, Black wrestled against The Vulture Squad (Jack Evans and Ruckus) in several handicap matches during early October,[19] Black then teamed with The Age of the Fall against Jack Evans, Ruckus and Jigsaw in a six-man tag team match the following month at Glory by Honor VI Night 1 on November 1. The following night, Black defeated Alex "Sugarfoot" Payne, but was attacked by The Briscoe Brothers following the match.[20] He appeared with The Age of the Fall in their match against The Briscoe Brothers during the main event.[21] At Final Battle 2007, Black and Jacobs defeated The Briscoe Brothers to win the ROH World Tag Team Championship.[22]

They lost the championship one month later on January 26 to the No Remorse Corps (Davey Richards and Rocky Romero) when competing in an Ultimate Endurance match also involving The Hangmen 3 (Brent Albright and BJ Whitmer), and the team of Austin Aries and Bryan Danielson.[22]

At Take No Prisoners, ROH's sixth pay-per-view, Black challenged Nigel McGuinness for the ROH World Championship in a losing effort. At Up For Grabs, Black and Jacobs won an eight-team tournament to win the ROH World Tag Team Championship for a second time.[22] The two lost the championship at Driven to the team of Kevin Steen and El Generico.[22] Black had a second chance at the ROH World Championship at Death Before Dishonor VI in New York City, when he faced McGuinness, Danielson and Claudio Castagnoli in a four-way elimination match, but McGuinness retained the title.

At Final Battle 2008, after Black lost a number one contender match to Austin Aries, Jacobs turned on him, and Black was then attacked by Aries. At Full Circle, Black was given a non-title match against then ROH World Champion Nigel McGuinness on January 16, and defeated McGuinness. The following night, number one contender Aries refused to face McGuinness, so Black faced McGuinness instead, but was unsuccessful as the match ended in a time limit draw. On June 26 at Violent Tendencies, Black defeated Jimmy Jacobs in a steel cage match to end their feud.

ROH World Champion (2009–2010)

Black wearing the ROH World Championship before his defense at Glory By Honor IX in September 2010

In September 2009, Black had surgery on a bulging disc in his neck.[23] On October 10, Black defeated Kenny King in a first round match and then Claudio Castagnoli, Colt Cabana, Delirious, Chris Hero and Roderick Strong in the finals to win the 2009 Survival of the Fittest tournament, which earned him a match for the ROH World Championship.[24] On December 19 at Final Battle 2009, ROH's first live pay-per-view, Black wrestled then ROH World Champion Austin Aries to a 60-minute time limit draw.[25] Because of this draw, then ROH commissioner Jim Cornette booked the two in a rematch between February 13, 2010 for the company's Eighth Anniversary Show. The booking saw Cornette set up a judging panel with himself on and one person picked by each competitor, in order for there to be a decisive winner in case of another draw. Aries picked Kenny King while Black picked Roderick Strong,[26] whom he guaranteed a ROH World Championship title shot should he win. At the event, Black pinned Aries to win the ROH World Championship.[27][28]

On April 3, Black retained the title in a three-way elimination match against Austin Aries and Roderick Strong at The Big Bang! pay-per-view, thereby depriving Strong of his championship chance in a singles match.[29] He also retained the title on June 19 at the following pay-per-view, Death Before Dishonor VIII, in a match against Davey Richards.[30] Black turned heel at the August 20 tapings of Ring of Honor Wrestling, after news broke that he had signed a developmental contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).[31] His new heel character involved him criticizing the fans who were labeling him a sell-out for signing with WWE, a feeling Lopez states was based on true feelings.[32] He also threatened to take the ROH World Championship with him to WWE, and refused to put the championship at stake in a match with Davey Richards on August 28 which he then lost by submission.[31][33] On September 11 at Glory By Honor IX, in what would have been his final ROH appearance, Black lost the ROH World Championship to Roderick Strong in a no disqualification match with Terry Funk as a guest enforcer, ending his reign at 210 days after seven successful title defenses.[34]

World Wrestling Entertainment/WWE

Developmental territories (2010–2013)

On August 8, 2010, Lopez had signed a developmental contract with WWE, and was assigned to their developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) in September.[35][36][37] Lopez was offered contracts from TNA and ROH, but Evan Bourne convinced him to join WWE.[32] On September 14, 2010, Lopez (as Tyler Black) made his WWE debut in a dark match prior to the SmackDown taping, defeating Trent Barreta.[38]

Lopez debuted for FCW on September 30, as Seth Rollins (a name he states is an ode to Henry Rollins),[39] in a loss to Michael McGillicutty.[2][40] Rollins then faced Hunico on November 4 in the first ever FCW 15 match under 15-minute Iron Man rules[41] where they fought to a 1-1 draw.[42] Following this, Rollins, along with Hunico, Richie Steamboat and Jinder Mahal, participated in the FCW 15 Jack Brisco Classic tournament.[41] On January 13, 2011, Rollins defeated Hunico in the finals to win the tournament and became the inaugural FCW 15 Champion.[41][43]

On March 25 at a live event, Rollins and Richie Steamboat defeated Damien Sandow and Titus O'Neill to win the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship.[44] Rollins and Steamboat eventually lost the championship to Big E Langston and Calvin Raines.[45]

In July 2011, Rollins began a feud with Dean Ambrose.[46] Ambrose and Rollins had their first match for the FCW 15 Championship in a 15-minute Iron Man match on the August 14 episode of FCW, which ended in a draw with neither men scoring a fall and, as a result, Rollins retained his title.[47] A subsequent 20-minute rematch for the title two weeks later resulted in a similar 0-0 draw.[47] A second 30-minute rematch for the title on the September 18 episode of FCW went to a time limit 2-2 draw and the match was sent into sudden death rules, where Rollins scored a pinfall to win the match 3-2.[47] On September 22, Rollins lost the FCW 15 Championship to Damien Sandow by disqualification after Ambrose attacked Sandow late in the match.[48][49]

Rollins made a cameo in a video package that aired during the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view in February 2012, where he was shown working out with John Cena in Cena's gym; Rollins was also featured in a speaking role.[50] On February 23, 2012, he defeated Leo Kruger to become the new FCW Florida Heavyweight Champion.[51]

When WWE rebranded FCW into NXT,[52] Rollins' NXT television debut took place on the second episode of the rebooted NXT taped at Full Sail University, where he defeated Jiro.[53][54] Rollins entered the Gold Rush Tournament to crown the inaugural NXT Champion where he defeated Jinder Mahal in the tournament finals on the August 29 NXT (taped on July 26).[55][56] Rollins earlier defeated Drew McIntyre in the quarter-finals[57] and Michael McGillicutty in the semi-finals.[58] On the October 10 NXT, Rollins had his first successful defense of his title after he beat McGillicutty.[59] During the November 15 tapings of NXT, Rollins pinned Mahal again in his second successful title defense;[60] the episode of the match aired on December 12 due to tape delay.[61]

On the January 2, 2013 episode of NXT, which was taped on December 6, 2012,[62] Rollins successfully defended the NXT Championship against Corey Graves, before losing it on the January 9 episode of NXT taped on the same date to Langston in a no disqualification match.[63] After losing the title, Rollins kept his feud with Graves going and attacked him during his number one contender's match for the NXT Championship with Conor O'Brian.[64] Rollins then accepted Graves' challenge[65] and defeated him in a lumberjack match to end the feud.[66]

The Shield (2012–2014)

Main article: The Shield
The Shield made their entrance by the arena steps

Rollins made his main roster debut on November 18, 2012, at the Survivor Series pay-per-view alongside Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns, when they assaulted Ryback during the triple threat main event for the WWE Championship, allowing CM Punk to pin John Cena and retain his title.[67] The trio declared themselves "The Shield", vowed to rally against "injustice", and would deny to work for Punk, but they routinely emerged from the crowd to attack Punk's adversaries.[68][69][70][71] This led to a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match being set up for the TLC pay-per-view, where Ambrose, Rollins, and Reigns defeated Team Hell No (Daniel Bryan and Kane) and Ryback in their debut match.[72] The Shield continued to aid Punk after TLC, attacking both Ryback and The Rock in January 2013.[73][74] On Raw on January 28, it was revealed that Punk and his manager Paul Heyman had been paying The Shield and Brad Maddox to work for them all along.[75]

The Shield then quietly ended their association with Punk while beginning a feud with John Cena, Ryback, and Sheamus that led to a six-man tag match on February 17 at Elimination Chamber, which The Shield won.[76][77][78] The Shield had their first Raw match the following night, where they defeated Ryback, Sheamus, and Chris Jericho.[79] Sheamus then formed an alliance with Randy Orton and Big Show to face The Shield at WrestleMania 29, where The Shield emerged victorious in their first WrestleMania match.[80][81] The following night on Raw, The Shield attempted to attack The Undertaker, but were stopped by Team Hell No.[82] This set up a six-man tag team match on the April 22 episode of Raw, which The Shield won.[83] On the May 13 episode of Raw, The Shield's undefeated streak in televised six-man tag team matches ended in a disqualification loss in a six-man elimination tag team match against John Cena, Kane, and Daniel Bryan.[84]

On May 19 at Extreme Rules, Rollins and Reigns defeated Team Hell No in a tornado tag team match to win the WWE Tag Team Championship.[85] Rollins and Reigns made their first televised title defense on the May 27 episode of Raw, defeating Team Hell No in a rematch.[86] On the June 14 episode of SmackDown, The Shield's unpinned/unsubmitted streak in televised six-man tag team matches ended at the hands of Team Hell No and Randy Orton when Bryan submitted Rollins.[87][88] Bryan and Orton then faced Rollins and Reigns at Payback for the WWE Tag Team Championship, but Rollins and Reigns successfully retained the titles.[89] Further successful title defenses followed against The Usos on July 14 during the Money in the Bank pre-show and The Prime Time Players (Darren Young and Titus O'Neil) at Night of Champions.[90][91]

Rollins at a WWE house show in November 2013

In August, The Shield began working for chief operating officer (COO) Triple H and The Authority.[92][93] At Battleground, a kayfabe fired Cody Rhodes and Goldust earned their jobs back by beating Rollins and Reigns in a non-title match.[94] On the October 14 episode of Raw, Rollins and Reigns lost the WWE Tag Team Championship to Cody Rhodes and Goldust in a no disqualification match, following interference from Big Show.[95] At Hell in a Cell, Rollins and Reigns failed to regain the tag team title in a triple threat match.[96] Tension was then sown in The Shield while their recent lack of success continued with a loss to CM Punk in a 3-on-1 handicap match at the TLC pay-per-view.[97] At the Royal Rumble pay-per-view, Rollins entered the Rumble match at number 2; he had three eliminations and spent the second longest time in the match at 48 minutes before being eliminated by teammate Reigns.[98][99] The next night on Raw, The Shield competed in a six-man tag team match against Daniel Bryan, Sheamus, and John Cena with all three members of the winning team qualifying to enter in the Elimination Chamber match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, but The Shield lost the match via disqualification after The Wyatt Family interfered and attacked Cena, Bryan, and Sheamus.[100] The Shield wanted revenge and a six-man tag for The Shield against The Wyatt Family at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view was arranged,[101] in which The Shield was defeated.[102] On the March 3 episode of Raw, The Shield lost a rematch against The Wyatt Family when The Shield's poor teamwork led to Rollins walking out during the match, with Rollins claiming that he had enough of being the glue holding the group together.[103] On the March 7 episode of SmackDown, Rollins stated The Shield reconciled despite their long-running tension after venting their frustrations on each other.[104]

Later in March, The Shield began a feud with Kane turning all of the members of The Shield into fan favorites in the process.[105][106] At WrestleMania XXX, The Shield defeated Kane and The New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg and Billy Gunn), thus winning their second WrestleMania match as a group.[107] The Shield then feuded with Triple H, the COO of WWE and leader of The Authority,[108] who then reformed Evolution with Batista and Randy Orton to take on The Shield.[109] The Shield defeated Evolution at the next two pay-per-views, Extreme Rules and Payback, in what turned out to be their last matches as factions for both Evolution and The Shield.[110][111]

WWE World Heavyweight Champion (2014–2015)

Main article: The Authority
Rollins (as the Money in the Bank holder) along Stephanie McMahon and Triple H after being attacked by Dean Ambrose at Night of Champions

On the June 2 episode of Raw, after Batista left Evolution and WWE,[111] Triple H revealed his "plan B", which turned out to be Rollins attacking Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns and rejoining The Authority, turning heel once again.[112] Rollins later explained his actions by stating that The Shield would not be a success without him and Ambrose and Reigns were not his brothers, like they claimed, but business partners to help him move up in WWE.[113][114]

On the June 17 episode of Main Event, Rollins, acting on behalf of The Authority, entered himself into the traditional Money in the Bank ladder match for a WWE World Heavyweight Championship contract at Money in the Bank,[115] which he won after Kane knocked out Ambrose and held the ladder in place for Rollins to climb.[116] Rollins defeated Ambrose twice, at Battleground, in July, via forfeit, after their match was called off by Triple H since Ambrose attacked Rollins backstage,[117] and in August, at SummerSlam, in a lumberjack match.[118] On the August 24 episode of Raw, Rollins defeated Ambrose in a Falls Count Anywhere match and injured him (in the storyline) after executing a Curb Stomp through cinder blocks.[119] In September, a match between Rollins and Roman Reigns was set up for Night of Champions, but six days before the pay-per-view, Reigns cleanly defeated Rollins in a singles match on Raw.[120] However, Reigns developed a legitimate incarcerated hernia which required surgery a day or two prior to Night of Champions and, as a result, Rollins was declared the winner via forfeit, but he was then attacked by a returning Ambrose.[121] On the September 29, episode of Raw, Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury aligned themselves with The Authority and statred acting as bodyguards to Rollins.[122] At Hell in a Cell, Rollins defeated Ambrose in a Hell in a Cell match after Bray Wyatt interfered and attacked Ambrose.[123] At Survivor Series, Rollins captained Team Authority in a five-on-five elimination tag team match against Team Cena, in which Rollins was the sole survivor and was eliminated by Dolph Ziggler.[124] Rollins continued his feud with Cena in December at TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs, which led to a tables match, which Cena won.[125][126]

On January 25, 2015, at Royal Rumble, Rollins competed for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in a triple threat match against Cena and Brock Lesnar, which Lesnar won.[127] In February, Rollins started a war-of-words feud with The Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, claiming that he could host the show better than Stewart.[128] Rollins was attacked by the return Randy Orton following his match at Fastlane,[129] which led to a match at WrestleMania 31, where Rollins was defeated.[130]

Rollins just after winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 31

Later that night, Rollins cashed in his Money in the Bank contract during Lesnar and Reigns' fifteen minutes match, making it into a triple threat match, which Rollins won by pinning Reigns to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship for the first time in his career.[131][132][133] Rollins continued his feud with Orton after WrestleMania 31, which led to a steel cage match, with Orton's RKO banned and Kane as the gatekeeper, at Extreme Rules,[134] where Rollins retained his championship by escaping the cage, despite Kane attacking both, after performing an RKO on Orton.[135] In May, tension rose between Rollins and Kane, after the latter announced Rollins' title defence against Orton and Reigns at Payback,[136] and after Dean Ambrose defeated Rollins on an episode of Raw, he was added to the match,[137] which saw Kane siding with him and Rollins winning the match after performing a Pedigree (Triple H's finishing move) on Orton.[138] Rollins then retained the championship against Ambrose, on May 31 at Elimination Chamber, after he got himself disqualified for shoving the referee,[139] and, on June 14 at Money in the Bank, in a ladder match.[140] At Battleground, Rollins retained his championship by disqualification against Lesnar, after The Undertaker attacked Lesnar.[141][142] Rollins then re-ignited his feud with John Cena,[143] and defeated him in a Winner Takes All match at SummerSlam on August 23, for both the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and the United States Championship, after Jon Stewart attacked Cena.[144] With the win, Rollins became the first and only wrestler to hold both championships simultaneously, until he went on to lose the United States Championship back to Cena at Night of Champions on September 20,[145] but was able to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in a clean finish against Sting.[146] On October 25 at Hell in a Cell, Rollins successfully defended the championship against "Demon" Kane, and as a pre-match stipulation, "Corporate" Kane was fired as Director of Operations.[147]

On November 4, during a match against Kane at a WWE live event in Dublin, Ireland, Rollins tore the ACL, MCL, and medial meniscus in his knee while attempting to execute a sunset flip powerbomb. The injury required surgery and it was estimated it would take Rollins out of action for approximately six to nine months. As a result, Rollins was forced to vacate the WWE World Heavyweight Championship the next day, ending his reign at 220 days.[148][149] On the December 21 episode of Raw, Rollins (on crutches) made a special appearance to accept his Slammy Award for 2015 Superstar of the Year, and during his acceptance speech, Rollins claimed he would redesign and rebuild himself, and also reclaim the WWE World Heavyweight Championship which he never lost.[150]

Championship pursuits (2016–present)

At Extreme Rules, Rollins returned from injury by attacking Roman Reigns after his WWE World Heavyweight Championship defense against AJ Styles.[151] The following night on Raw, Rollins would confront Reigns, with Shane McMahon announcing a match between the two for the title at Money in the Bank.[152] At Money in the Bank, Rollins pinned Reigns to win his second WWE World Heavyweight Championship, only to lose it minutes later to Dean Ambrose, who would cash in the Money in the Bank briefcase he won earlier that night and immediately defeat Rollins for the title.[153] In July, Rollins failed to regain the now renamed WWE Championship[154] in a singles match against Ambrose on both Raw and SmackDown before Battleground.[155][156][157]

On July 19 at the 2016 WWE draft, Rollins was drafted to Raw, being the brand's first draft pick.[158] At Battleground on July 24, Rollins lost the triple threat match against Ambrose and Reigns for the WWE Championship,[159] which became exclusive of SmackDown as the WWE World Championship.[160][161] Because of this, the WWE Universal Championship was introduced the following night on Raw[162] and, as Rollins was not pinned at Battleground, he was automatically set for that match against Finn Bálor, who won two qualifying matches on Raw to challenge Rollins for the title.[163]

Personal life

Lopez resides in Davenport, Iowa.[1]

In 2014, Lopez and his former tag team partner Marek Brave started The Black & The Brave Wrestling Academy, a professional wrestling school located in Moline, Illinois.[164]

On February 9, 2015, a nude photo of former NXT wrestler Zahra Schreiber, reportedly Lopez's girlfriend,[165] was posted to his social media accounts, the contents of which are automatically republished by WWE.com.[166] Soon after, nude photos of Lopez were posted on the Twitter page of his then-fiancée,[167] Leighla Schultz.[168] In response, Lopez apologized for "private photographs that were distributed without [his] consent".[169][170]

Filmography

Films

Year Title Role Notes
2016 Temple TBA
2016 Sharknado: The 4th Awakens AstroTech Lopez

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2015 The Daily Show Himself

In wrestling

Rollins executing the Curb Stomp on Big E
Rollins hitting Kane with a diving high knee at WrestleMania XXX
Rollins executing the Avada Kedavra on Randy Orton
Rollins performing the Pedigree on Ryback
Rollins (left) being accompanied by J&J Security (Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury) in December 2014

Championships and accomplishments

Rollins holding the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, which he has won twice; a legitimate knee injury brought an abrupt end to his first title reign
Rollins holding the 2014 Money in the Bank briefcase, which he cashed in to win his first WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 31
As Tyler Black, he became a two-time World Tag Team Champion along with Jimmy Jacobs

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "Seth Rollins". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved August 9, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Alvarez, Bryan (October 1, 2010). "FRI UPDATE: Giant weekend schedule, big shows, potential HITC spoiler, ROH star new name, WWE/Foley". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved October 2, 2010. Tyler Black has debuted in WWE developmental under the name Seth Rollins. Maybe they can have him be the brother of Skag Rollins. Given history in developmental, his name will now probably change another two dozen times before he's called up. 
  3. ^ a b c "Seth Rollins". WWE. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Tyler Black profile". Ring of Honor. Archived from the original on May 9, 2010. Retrieved April 5, 2010. 
  5. ^ Adkins, Greg (September 23, 2015). "Sting on his injury, his condition and whether or not that was his last match". WWE. Archived from the original on September 25, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Gomez, Luis (2015-10-12). "Interview: WWE Champ Seth Rollins on Jon Stewart, Jay Cutler and why he's 'never leaving' the Midwest". The Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2015-10-12. 
  7. ^ "Armenian Wrestler Named As New WWE Champion". Asbarez. April 10, 2015. 
  8. ^ "The Art of Wrestling: Episode 8 – Tyler Black aka Seth Rollins". Colt Cabana. September 23, 2011. Retrieved November 9, 2014. 
  9. ^ Gagne, Joe (September 23, 2005). "IWA-MS TPI – 09/23/05". CubsFan.com. 
  10. ^ Behrens, Bill (February 14, 2006). "NWA Wildside/Worldwide News: Tuesday February 14, 2006". NWA Wildside. 
  11. ^ Sokol, Chris (October 6, 2006). "Impact: Bye, bye Eric". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. 
  12. ^ Glazer, Aaron (August 9, 2007). "FIP Headlines: Briscoes vs. Black & Brave Rematch Signed". InsidePulse.com. 
  13. ^ "Roger Dorn Night". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. June 10, 2007. Retrieved August 9, 2010. 
  14. ^ Farrell, Errol Leigh (June 16, 2007). "Saturday Indy Wrestling News – ChickFight, Power Trip Wrestling, AAW And Wild Card Pro". Lords of Pain. [unreliable source]
  15. ^ "Pro Wrestling Guerrilla World Tag Team Champions". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. Retrieved August 9, 2010. 
  16. ^ "Age of the Fall (Tyler Black & Jimmy Jacobs)". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. July 6, 2008. Retrieved August 9, 2010. 
  17. ^ a b "Title History: FIP World Champion". Full Impact Pro. Retrieved August 9, 2010. 
  18. ^ Thomas, Brian (September 17, 2004). "ROH Pulls Angle From Third PPV". TheDailySuplex.com. 
  19. ^ Lipinski, Keith (September 22, 2007). "09/22/07: Dr. Keith Report (Upcoming Shows)". AngryMarks.com. [unreliable source]
  20. ^ Siciliano, Mike (November 4, 2007). "Pro's from the Palace (#213) – Results & more: ROH Glory By Honor VI N2". WrestleView. 
  21. ^ Berman, Samuel (November 2, 2007). "411 ROH Roundtable Preview: Philadelphia & New York – Glory By Honor VI – 11/2 & 11/3". 411mania. 
  22. ^ a b c d e "Ring Of Honor Tag Team Championship". Ring of Honor. Retrieved April 5, 2010. 
  23. ^ Aldren, Mike (September 5, 2009). "Daily wrestling news & gossip". The Sun. Retrieved July 25, 2010. 
  24. ^ a b "Survival of the Fittest 2009". Cagematch. Retrieved February 14, 2010. 
  25. ^ a b Caldwell, James (December 19, 2009). "Caldwell's Ring Of Honor PPV Report 12/19: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of ROH's first online PPV – Austin Aries vs. Tyler Black". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved December 20, 2009. 
  26. ^ Caldwell, James (January 9, 2010). "Ring of Honor announces details on ROH Title match for Eighth-Anniversary show (w/ video)". PWTorch. Retrieved August 11, 2010. 
  27. ^ a b "Ring of Honor Title". Ring of Honor. Retrieved April 5, 2010. 
  28. ^ Caldwell, James (February 13, 2010). "ROH News: Big News – Result from tonight's ROH World Title match in New York City". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved February 14, 2010. 
  29. ^ Radican, Sean (April 3, 2010). "Radican's ROH The Big Bang PPV Blog 4/3: Black vs. Aries vs. Strong, Briscoes vs. KOW". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved May 9, 2010. 
  30. ^ Caldwell, James. "Caldwell's Ring of Honor PPV report 6/19: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of Death Before Dishonor VIII Internet PPV". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved August 8, 2010. 
  31. ^ a b Martin, Adam (August 21, 2010). "Spoilers: 8/20 Ring of Honor HDNet TV tapings". WrestleView. Retrieved August 26, 2010. 
  32. ^ a b McNichol, Rob (September 11, 2010). "Joining WWE was easy choice". The Sun. Retrieved September 11, 2010. 
  33. ^ "Results From Richmond & Charlotte". Ring of Honor. Retrieved September 11, 2010. 
  34. ^ Caldwell, James; Radican, Sean (September 11, 2010). "9/11 ROH internet PPV live results: Caldwell & Radican's coverage of "Glory by Honor IX" – ROH Title match, Haas & Benjamin debut". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved September 11, 2010. 
  35. ^ Martin, Adam (August 8, 2010). "Report: Ring of Honor Champion signs with WWE". WrestleView. Retrieved August 8, 2010. 
  36. ^ Martin, Adam (August 8, 2010). "Update on Tyler Black signing with WWE". WrestleView. Retrieved August 8, 2010. 
  37. ^ Caldwell, James (August 8, 2010). "WWE/ROH News: Report on current ROH World champion signing with WWE". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved August 8, 2010. 
  38. ^ "Smackdown results for September 14, 2010". Retrieved July 16, 2012. 
  39. ^ "WWE SmackDown comes to the Crown Coliseum July 15". Retrieved June 8, 2016. 
  40. ^ Martin, Adam (October 6, 2010). "Tyler Black makes official FCW debut last week". WrestleView. Retrieved October 8, 2010. 
  41. ^ a b c "Superstar of the Week: Seth Rollins". fcwwrestling.com. Archived from the original on February 6, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011. 
  42. ^ Trionfo, Richard. "FCW TELEVISION REPORT: SETH ROLLINS AND HUNICO IN THE FCW 15 CHALLENGE; PETER ORLOV MAKES HIS DEBUT; SAXTON AND WASHINGTON CONTINUE THEIR FEUD". PWInsider. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  43. ^ Trionfo, Richard. "FCW TELEVISION REPORT: JACK BRISCO CLASSIC FINALS GO INTO OVERTIME". PWInsider. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  44. ^ a b Gerweck, Steve (March 25, 2011). "New FCW Tag Team champions crowned". WrestleView. Retrieved March 26, 2011. 
  45. ^ "Champions Roll Call". Florida Championship Wrestling. Retrieved May 17, 2011. 
  46. ^ "FLORIDA CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING TELEVISION REPORT: FCW HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH; FCW DIVAS TITLE MATCH; DEAN AMBROSE MAKES HIS DEBUT WITH A PROMO; A ROTUNDO FAMILY REUNION?". PWInsider. Retrieved November 15, 2011. 
  47. ^ a b c "FLORIDA CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING TELEVISION REPORT: HOW DO YOU TOP THE FIRST TWO ROLLINS/AMBROSE MATCHES? DEVOTE THE ENTIRE SHOW TO THE THIRD MATCH AND LET THEM WRESTLE FOR 35 MINUTES". PWInsider. Retrieved November 15, 2011. 
  48. ^ Namako, Jason (October 31, 2011). "FCW Results – 10/31/11". WrestleView. Retrieved December 26, 2011. 
  49. ^ Alvarez, Bryan (September 23, 2011). "Fri update: WWE survey on moving Mania to WWE Network, another wacky WWE show, Jones vs. Rampage odds, win a call from Jay Briscoe, new TNA girl identified, ROH affiliate list for this weekend's TV, full weekend schedule, tons more". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved September 23, 2011. 
  50. ^ Caldwell, James. "WWE PPV update – Tyler Black TV debut". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved July 15, 2012. 
  51. ^ "NEW FCW CHAMPIONS CROWNED". PWInsider. Retrieved July 29, 2012. 
  52. ^ "WWE News: FCW name being phased out". Wrestling Observer. Retrieved August 14, 2012. 
  53. ^ a b James, Justin (July 4, 2012). "James's NXT report 6/27: Week 2 of New NXT season – Bateman vs. Curtis main event, Cesaro, Seth Rollins, Steamboat". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved July 5, 2012. 
  54. ^ Chiverton, George. "NXT WEEKLY RANKINGS & EVALUATION 6/20 – New NXT Week 1: Early impressions from new cast of FCW talent". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved January 9, 2013. he has ... a solid gimmick as an outsider maverick. 
  55. ^ James, Justin. "JAMES'S WWE NXT REPORT 8/29 – Week 11: First NXT champion crowned in big-match setting". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved September 8, 2012. 
  56. ^ "NXT spoiler – first champion crowned". Pro Wrestling Torch. July 26, 2012. Retrieved July 26, 2012. 
  57. ^ James, Justin. "JAMES'S WWE NXT RESULTS 8/1: NXT Title tournament begins with Rollins, Steamboat, McIntyre". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved August 9, 2012. 
  58. ^ James, Justin. "JAMES'S WWE NXT REPORT 8/15 – Week 9: Gold Rush tournament continues, Scotty 2 Hotty cameo, Overall Reax". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  59. ^ James, Justin. "JAMES'S WWE NXT REPORT 10/10 – Week 17: WWE champ on commentary for excellent NXT Title match, Overall Reax". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved October 18, 2012. 
  60. ^ "WWE NEWS: NXT SPOILERS – more details on Thursday TV taping with NXT Title match, Big Show bonus main event, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved December 17, 2012. 
  61. ^ Bishop, Matt. "WWE NXT: Rollins defends against Mahal". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved December 17, 2012. 
  62. ^ "WWE NXT SPOILERS FROM FLORIDA: KEVIN NASH, THE SHIELD, WADE BARRETT AND MUCH MORE". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  63. ^ James, Justin. "JAMES'S WWE NXT REPORT 1/9: Big E. captures NXT Title, Shield involved, PAC debut promo, Overall Reax". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved January 12, 2013. 
  64. ^ James, Justin. "JAMES'S WWE NXT RESULTS 2/27: The Shield attacks in the main event, a match so bad that it's good, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved August 11, 2013. 
  65. ^ James, Justin. "JAMES'S WWE NXT REPORT 4/10: Epic, must-watch Regal vs. Ohno match, Shield six-man tag match, Overall Reax". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved August 19, 2013. 
  66. ^ James, Justin. "JAMES'S WWE NXT REPORTS 4/17 & 4/24 & 5/1: Jericho in action, The Shield, Clash of Champions featuring several title matches, Paige vs. Summer Rae feud continues, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  67. ^ Caldwell, James. "Survivor Series News: NXT stars debut in PPV main event angle, plus other news from annual PPV". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  68. ^ Caldwell, James. "CALDWELL'S WWE RAW RESULTS 11/19: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live Raw – Survivor Series fall-out". PWTorch. Retrieved December 5, 2012. 
  69. ^ Caldwell, James. "CALDWELL'S WWE RAW RESULTS 11/26: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live Raw – The Shield speaks, Cena-Ziggler". PWTorch. Retrieved December 5, 2012. 
  70. ^ Caldwell, James. "CALDWELL'S WWE RAW RESULTS 12/3: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live Raw – McMahon returns, Punk takes a Test". PWTorch. Retrieved December 5, 2012. 
  71. ^ "WWE NEWS: WWE officially announces TLC main event change; will Ryback still get a WWE Title shot?". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved December 5, 2012. 
  72. ^ Caldwell, James. "CALDWELL'S WWE TLC PPV RESULTS 12/16: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of final 2012 PPV – Cena vs. Ziggler main event, Shield makes a statement". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved December 17, 2012. 
  73. ^ Caldwell, James. "Caldwell's WWE Raw results 1/7: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live Raw – WWE Title match, The Rock returns, Cena vs. Ziggler (updated w/Box Score)". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved January 12, 2013. 
  74. ^ Caldwell, James. "Caldwell's WWE Royal Rumble PPV Results 1/27: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of Punk vs. Rock, 30-man Rumble". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved January 29, 2013. 
  75. ^ Caldwell, James. "Caldwell's WWE Raw results 1/28: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live Raw – Huge Return ends Raw, Rock's first night as WWE champ, Raw Roulette, Heyman-McMahon". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved January 29, 2013. 
  76. ^ Caldwell, James. "Caldwell's WWE Raw Results 2/4: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live Raw – WWE explains many things, Punk-Jericho main event, Bruno HOF Video". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  77. ^ Caldwell, James. "WWE News: Team Cena vs. The Shield official for Elimination Chamber; updated PPV line-up". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  78. ^ Caldwell, James. "WWE News: Chamber PPV results & notes – WM29 main event set, World Title match set, Shield big win, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved February 18, 2013. 
  79. ^ Caldwell, James. "Caldwell's WWE Raw results 2/18: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live Raw – Chamber PPV fall-out, big Mania news, Rock's Celebration, Shield six-man tag match". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved February 26, 2013. 
  80. ^ Caldwell, James. "Caldwell's WWE Raw results 3/25: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live Raw – Rock returns for Q&A debate with Cena, Hunter punts Barrett, latest WM29 hype". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved May 26, 2013. 
  81. ^ "Caldwell's WWE WrestleMania 29 PPV Results: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live PPV from MetLife Stadium – Rock-Cena II, Taker-Punk, Lesnar-Hunter, more". 
  82. ^ "Caldwell's WWE Raw results 4/8: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live Raw – WM29 fall-out, new World Champ, no Rock, Taker live, crowd takes over". 
  83. ^ "Caldwell's WWE Raw results 4/22 (Second Hour): Shield vs. The Undertaker six-man tag match, Ryder squashed". 
  84. ^ "RAW News: Shield loses first match, Lesnar's "mystique" now in-play, Dolph off TV, Miz returns, Dance-Off, App overload, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved May 27, 2013. 
  85. ^ Bishop, Matt. "Lesnar finishes off Triple H at Extreme Rules". Slam! Wrestling. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved May 26, 2013. 
  86. ^ "Caldwell's WWE Raw results 5/27 (Hour 2): Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of live Memorial Day Raw – Tag Title match, HBK cameo, bizarre App Poll". 
  87. ^ "WWE News: Significant Smackdown spoiler for Friday's episode (w/Analysis of potential fall-out scenarios)". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved June 15, 2013. 
  88. ^ Plummer, Dale. "Smackdown!: The Shield handed their first loss heading into Payback". Slam! Wrestling. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved June 15, 2013. 
  89. ^ "Caldwell's WWE Payback PPV Results 6/16 (Hour 3)". 
  90. ^ "Caldwell's WWE MITB PPV Results 7/14 (Pre-Show): Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of Shield defending Tag Titles". 
  91. ^ Martin, Adam. "WWE Night of Champions PPV Results – 9/15/13 (Orton vs Bryan)". WrestleView. Retrieved September 18, 2013. 
  92. ^ Tylwalk, Nick. "Raw: Daniel Bryan faces an even bigger uphill climb". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved August 31, 2013. 
  93. ^ Asher, Matthew. "Raw: Bryan's road through Hell continues". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved August 31, 2013. It appears as though The Shield is now Triple H's lackeys as they open tonight's Raw as makeshift bodyguards (Jerry Lawler called them "henchmen") for The Game as he makes his way to the ring. 
  94. ^ Asher, Matthew. "Battle may be over but WWE Battleground still leaves unresolved issues". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved November 1, 2013. 
  95. ^ Benigno, Anthony. "Raw results: The Rhodes get golden, Orton traps Bryan and Heyman goes to 'Hell'". WWE. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  96. ^ Waldman, Jon. "Hell in a Cell: The usual suspects end up on top". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved November 1, 2013. 
  97. ^ Howell, Nolan. "TLC: Randy Orton crowned new WWE World Heavyweight Champion". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  98. ^ "The 30-Superstar Royal Rumble Match". WWE. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  99. ^ Murphy, Ryan; Linder, Zach. "Full list of Royal Rumble Match participants and eliminations". WWE. Archived from the original on March 21, 2014. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  100. ^ Tylwalk, Nick. "Raw: The Yes Movement keeps rolling in Cleveland". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved February 25, 2014. 
  101. ^ Plummer, Dale. "Smackdown!: The Shield puts the Wyatt Family on notice". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved February 25, 2014. 
  102. ^ Clapp, John (February 23, 2014). "The Wyatt Family def. The Shield". wwe.com. Retrieved April 15, 2016. 
  103. ^ Caldwell, James. "Caldwell's WWE Raw results 3/3: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live Raw – Bryan vs. Batista, WM30 hype, new Tag Champs, C.M. Punk from start to finish, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved March 6, 2014. 
  104. ^ Parks, Greg. "Parks's WWE SmackDown report 3/7 Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of Friday show, including Sheamus vs. Del Rio, Shield". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  105. ^ Keller, Wade. "Keller's Six Pack: Raw thoughts including Hunter-Bryan beat down, Batista, Shield's turn, Bray's gimmick shift, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  106. ^ Parks, Greg. "Parks's WWE SmackDown Report 3/21: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of Friday show, including Cena vs. Harper". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved March 22, 2014. 
  107. ^ Caldwell, James. "WrestleMania 30 PPV results: (Hour 2): Complete "virtual-time" coverage of Cena vs. Bray, big moment for Cesaro in the Andre Battle Royal, Shield vs. Outlaws". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved April 8, 2014. 
  108. ^ Caldwell, James. "Caldwell's WWE Raw results 4/7: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live Raw – WM30 fall-out, WWE Title match teaser, Bryan's first night as champ, Warrior, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved April 8, 2014. 
  109. ^ McCarron, Rob. "WWE Raw TV report – April 14, 2014". Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  110. ^ Asher, Matthew (May 5, 2014). "Daniel defends, Wyatt gets weirder and the Shield survives at Extreme Rules". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  111. ^ a b Asher, Matthew (June 1, 2014). "WWE Payback: The Shield Evolved, Cena stood tall and Brie dropped a bombshell". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  112. ^ Waldman, Jon (June 3, 2014). "Raw: Changing of the Shield". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  113. ^ "Seth Rollins explains why he did what he did to The Shield: SmackDown, June 6, 2014". YouTube. June 6, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2015. 
  114. ^ "Seth Rollins explains his actions: Raw, June 9, 2014". YouTube. WWE. June 9, 2015. Retrieved June 9, 2015. 
  115. ^ Burdick, Michael. "Seth Rollins' talk of Money brought Mayhem". Retrieved June 17, 2014. 
  116. ^ Clapp, John. "Seth Rollins won the Money in the Bank Contract Ladder Match". WWE. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  117. ^ Wortman, James. "Seth Rollins def. Dean Ambrose by forfeit". WWE. Retrieved June 29, 2014. 
  118. ^ Passero, Mitch. "Seth Rollins def. Dean Ambrose (Lumberjack Match)". WWE. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  119. ^ Benigno, Anthony. "Seth Rollins def. Dean Ambrose in a WWE App Vote Match". WWE. Retrieved August 18, 2014. 
  120. ^ Caldwell, James. "WWE Raw results 9/15: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of Raw vs. NFL Week 2 - Brock Lesnar returns, final Night of Champions PPV hype, more". PWTorch.com. Retrieved 19 April 2016. 
  121. ^ Powell, Jason (September 22, 2014). "Night of Champions, recycled goods". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved September 22, 2014. 
  122. ^ a b "WWE Hell in a Cell 2014 results: Bray Wyatt attacks Dean Ambrose in main event". Sky Sports. Sky plc. October 28, 2014. Retrieved November 21, 2014. 
  123. ^ Asher, Matthew (October 26, 2014). "Cena and Rollins survive Cell stipulations". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved October 28, 2014. 
  124. ^ Murphy, Ryan. "Team Cena def. Team Authority". WWE. Retrieved November 23, 2014. 
  125. ^ Murphy, Ryan. "John Cena def. Seth Rollins (Tables Match)". WWE. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  126. ^ Keller, Wade. "Keller's WWE Raw report 12/29: Lesnar and Heyman show up, Ziggler vs. Rusev in a champion vs. champion match, Edge & Christian host, Bryan's big announcement". PWTorch.com. Retrieved December 31, 2014. 
  127. ^ Caldwell, James (January 25, 2015). "CALDWELL'S ROYAL RUMBLE PPV REPORT 1/25: Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of Lesnar vs. Cena vs. Rollins for WWE Title, annual Royal Rumble match, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved January 25, 2015. 
  128. ^ Herzog, Kenny (March 3, 2015). "'WWE Raw': Jon Stewart Delivers Jersey Justice". Rolling Stones magazine. Retrieved May 24, 2015. 
  129. ^ Melok, Bobby. "Seth Rollins, Kane & Big Show def. Dolph Ziggler, Erick Rowan & Ryback". WWE. Retrieved February 22, 2015. 
  130. ^ Melok, Bobby. "Randy Orton def. Seth Rollins". WWE. Retrieved March 31, 2015. 
  131. ^ Benigno, Anthony. "Seth Rollins cashed in his Money in the Bank contract and def. Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns to become WWE World Heavyweight Champion". WWE. Retrieved March 31, 2015. 
  132. ^ "Huge Title Change At WrestleMania 31, First TV Appearance Announced For New Champion", by Marc Middleton. Wrestlinginc.com (March 29, 2015). Retrieved on 2015-09-20.
  133. ^ "Powell's WrestleMania 31 results and review", by Jason Powell. Prowrestling.net. Retrieved on September 20, 2015.
  134. ^ Benigno, Anthony. (April 13, 2015) WWE Raw results, April 13, 2015: Orton and Rollins make 'Extreme' decisions to shape Extreme Rules title match. WWE.com. Retrieved on 2015-09-20.
  135. ^ Clapp, John. "WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins def. Randy Orton (Cage Match, with the RKO banned)". WWE. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  136. ^ Tedesco, Mike. "WWE RAW Results – 4/27/15 (Payback main event set)". wrestleview.com. Retrieved April 28, 2015. 
  137. ^ Tedesco, Mike. "WWE RAW Results – 5/4/15 (Changes to Payback main event)". wrestleview.com. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  138. ^ a b Murphy, Ryan. "WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins won a Fatal 4-Way Match". WWE. Retrieved May 17, 2015. 
  139. ^ Anthony, Benigno. "Dean Ambrose def. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins via Disqualification". WWE. Retrieved May 31, 2015. 
  140. ^ WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins def. Dean Ambrose June 14, 2015 by Anthony Benigno of WWE.com
  141. ^ Tedesco, Mike. "WWE RAW Results – 6/15/15 (Lesnar is the new #1 contender)". wrestleview.com. Retrieved June 15, 2015. 
  142. ^ Caldwell, James. "WWE PPVs Caldwell's WWE Battleground PPV Report 7/19: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live PPV – Rollins vs. Lesnar, Cena vs. Owens III, Orton returns home, more". PWTorch.com. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  143. ^ Caldwell, James. "CALDWELL'S WWE RAW RESULTS 7/27: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live Raw – Cena vs. Rollins for U.S. Title, SSlam hype, Owens vs. RKO, two Divas matches, more". PWTorch.com. Retrieved July 27, 2015. 
  144. ^ Artus, Matthew. "WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins def. United States Champion John Cena in a Winner Takes All Match". wwe.com. Retrieved August 23, 2015. 
  145. ^ Melok, Bobby. "John Cena def. Seth Rollins to win the United States Championship". WWE. Retrieved September 20, 2015. 
  146. ^ Laboon, Jeff. "WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins def. Sting". WWE. Retrieved September 20, 2015. 
  147. ^ Powers, Kevin (October 25, 2015). "WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins def. Demon Kane". wwe.com. WWE. Retrieved June 20, 2016. 
  148. ^ "Seth Rollins suffers knee injury, new WWE World Heavyweight Champion to be crowned at Survivor Series". WWE. November 5, 2015. Retrieved November 5, 2015. 
  149. ^ Oestriecher, Blake (November 7, 2015). "This Week In WWE Biz: Seth Rollins Injured and Stripped of Title, Sting at Survivor Series? And More". Forbes. Retrieved November 13, 2015. 
  150. ^ WWE.com Staff (December 21, 2015). "2015 Slammy Award winners". wwe.com. WWE. Retrieved June 20, 2016. 
  151. ^ Caldwell, James (May 22, 2016). "5/22 WWE Extreme Rules PPV Results – CAaldwell's Ongoing Live Report". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved May 22, 2016. 
  152. ^ Caldwell, James (May 23, 2016). "5/23 WWE Raw TV Results – Caldwell's Complete Live Report". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved May 23, 2016. 
  153. ^ Caldwell, James. "6/19 WWE MITB PPV Results – Caldwell's Complete Live Report". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved June 19, 2016. 
  154. ^ "WWE Championship". WWE. Archived from the original on 29 June 2016. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  155. ^ Caldwell, James (July 18, 2016). "7/18 WWE Raw Results – CALDWELL'S Complete Live TV Report". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved July 20, 2016. 
  156. ^ "WWE Title match Update – WWE rules on double pin finish". Pro Wrestling Torch. July 18, 2016. Retrieved July 18, 2016. 
  157. ^ "Dean Ambrose def. Seth Rollins – WWE Championship Match". WWE. Retrieved July 19, 2016. 
  158. ^ "2016 WWE Draft results: WWE officially ushers in New Era". WWE. Retrieved July 19, 2016. 
  159. ^ Caldwell, James (July 24, 2016). "7/24 WWE Battleground Results – CALDWELL'S Complete Report". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved July 25, 2016. 
  160. ^ Melok, Bobby. "WWE Champion Dean Ambrose def. Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins (Triple Threat Match)". WWE. Retrieved July 24, 2016. 
  161. ^ "WWE World Championship". WWE. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  162. ^ Tedesco, Mike (July 25, 2016). "WWE RAW Results – 7/25/16 (Live from Pittsburgh, fallout from Battleground, new era of RAW begins)". Wrestleview. Retrieved July 25, 2016. 
  163. ^ Clapp, John. "Finn Bálor vs. Seth Rollins to crown the first WWE Universal Champion". WWE. Retrieved July 25, 2016. 
  164. ^ Benigno, Anthony (July 25, 2014). "Seth Rollins Looks to the Future with The Black & The Brave Wrestling Academy". wwe.com. Retrieved June 6, 2016. 
  165. ^ TMZ Staff (August 31, 2015). "WWE Seth Rollins' Girlfriend – Fired for Nazi Pics". 
  166. ^ Nessif, Bruna (February 10, 2015). "WWE Star Seth Rollins Apologizes After Angry Fiancée Reportedly Leaks Nude Photos of Him and WWE Diva Zahra Schreiber". E! Online. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  167. ^ Jonathan Strauss (February 14, 2015). "Leighla Schultz retaliates by posting private photos of Seth Rollins, Zahara Schreiber". The Lahore Times. Retrieved February 16, 2015. Rollins is engaged to Leighla Schultz since last summer. 
  168. ^ QMI Agency (February 10, 2015). "Nude photos of WWE's Seth Rollins emerge on Twitter". Toronto Sun. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  169. ^ McSpadden, Kevin (February 11, 2015). "WWE Star Seth Rollins Apologizes for Nude-Photos Leak". Time. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  170. ^ "Tweeted apology". Twitter.com. February 9, 2015. Retrieved October 17, 2015. 
  171. ^ a b "Seth Rollins – NXT Profile". NXT Wrestling. Archived from the original on August 18, 2012. Retrieved December 30, 2012. 
  172. ^ a b Clapp, John. "The blueprints behind 'The Architect' Seth Rollins' 7 coolest moves". WWE. Retrieved June 9, 2016. 
  173. ^ Namako, Jason (April 30, 2012). "FCW Results – 4/29/12". WrestleView. Retrieved May 25, 2012. 
  174. ^ Martin, Adam (May 25, 2012). "Spoilers: FCW TV Taping Results for June". WrestleView. Retrieved May 25, 2012. 
  175. ^ a b c d e Trionfo, Richard. "WWE NXT report: Ohno/Barreta; the United States Champion in challenged; Divas in action; someone loses their first name; and more". PWInsider. Retrieved October 27, 2012. 
  176. ^ a b c d e f g Trionfo, Richard. "WWE NXT report: the first NXT champion is crowned". PWInsider. Retrieved September 1, 2012. 
  177. ^ Caldwell, James (May 18, 2015). "CALDWELL'S WWE RAW RESULTS 5/18: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live Raw – Payback PPV fall-out, two title matches, packed show includes major Lana-Rusev developments and NXT champ debuting, more". PWTorch. Retrieved May 25, 2015. 
  178. ^ Caldwell, James (May 28, 2015). "WWE news: Seth Rollins addresses new Pedigree finisher". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved May 28, 2015. 
  179. ^ Chiverton, George. "Chiverton's NXT scouting report: Big E. gets called up; Latest Rankings & Evaluations of NXT stars". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved July 11, 2013. Rollins won with a superkick and a standing sliced bread, which Jim Ross called the 'Skywalker.' 
  180. ^ Gerweck, Steve (May 8, 2010). "5/8 ROH Results: Manhattan, NY". WrestleView. Archived from the original on April 14, 2012. Retrieved May 9, 2010. 
  181. ^ "Tyler Black vs Davey Richards|Tyler Black wins". 
  182. ^ a b c Caldwell, James (June 12, 2009). "Caldwell's 6/12 ROH Take No Prisoners PPV Report: Report from live PPV taping in Houston on tonight's PPV". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved August 9, 2010. 
  183. ^ a b Caldwell, James (April 17, 2009). "Caldwell's ROH Caged Collision PPV Report 4/17: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of Ten-Man Cage match". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved August 9, 2010. 
  184. ^ a b c Trionfo, Richard. "WWE SmackDown report: Shield in singles action". PWInsider. Retrieved January 13, 2014. 
  185. ^ a b c d e f g Trionfo, Richard. "WWE NXT report: McIntyre/Rollins; and more". PWInsider. Retrieved July 27, 2012. 
  186. ^ a b c Trionfo, Richard. "WWE RAW report: Shield versus Big Red Bearded Viper series". PWInsider. Retrieved January 13, 2014. 
  187. ^ a b c d Caldwell, James (23 August 2015). "Caldwell's Summerslam Report 8/23: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of Lesnar vs. Taker, Title vs. Title, more matches". PWTorch. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  188. ^ a b c d Keller, Wade (20 September 2015). "Keller's WWE Night Of Champions PPV Report 9/20: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of event including Sting vs. Seth, Cena vs. Seth, Ryback vs. Owens, mystery partner with Reigns & Ambrose, Divas Title, Tag Title, more". PWTorch. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  189. ^ WWE (June 27, 2016). "John Cena vs. Seth Rollins: Raw, June 27, 2016". Retrieved July 25, 2016 – via YouTube. 
  190. ^ ATLCatdaddy (July 27, 2015). "WWE Monday Night Raw Seth Rollins breaks John Cena's nose". Retrieved July 25, 2016 – via YouTube. 
  191. ^ a b Gobinathan, Jeremy Joshua (August 24, 2015). "Seth Rollins vs John Cena: Result and Reaction". Give Me Sports. 
  192. ^ Lopez, Josh (May 9, 2014). "WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results: Triple H Tests The Shield". Between The Ropes. 
  193. ^ Caldwell, James (May 30, 2008). "Caldwell's ROH "Take No Prisoners" Report 5/30: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of PPV #6". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved August 9, 2010. 
  194. ^ Caldwell, James (March 22, 2009). "Caldwell's ROH TV report 3/21: ROH debuts on HDNet with Jimmy Jacobs vs. Tyler Black". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved August 8, 2010. 
  195. ^ Benigno, Anthony (October 13, 2014). "WWE Raw results, October 13, 2014: Dean Ambrose heads to 'Hell' against Seth Rollins and John Cena enters The Viper's nest – Seth Rollins def. Jack Swagger". WWE. Retrieved December 9, 2014. The presence of Randy Orton at ringside didn't put Rollins' mind at ease, either, but what did save The Aerialist was a superkick that knocked the kneeling Swagger unconscious 
  196. ^ Wortman, James (September 21, 2014). "John Cena def. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar by disqualification". WWE. Retrieved December 9, 2014. Rollins Curb Stomped Lesnar. The Architect’s path to sports-entertainment’s grandest prize was clear 
  197. ^ Benigno, Anthony (October 26, 2014). "Seth Rollins def. Dean Ambrose (Hell in a Cell Match)". WWE. Retrieved November 16, 2014. and the man who declared himself the "Future of WWE" nearly found himself eradicated from the timeline thanks to Ambrose 
  198. ^ Benigno, Anthony (September 7, 2015). "WWE Raw results, Sept. 7, 2015: Sting torments Rollins – Sting and Sheamus confronted WWE World Heavyweight & U.S. Champion Seth Rollins". WWE. Retrieved September 8, 2015. But enough is enough, and "The Man" wants his statue back from Sting, who pulled a disappearing act with The Architect's monument two weeks ago and has been holding it hostage ever since. [...] Just another day in the life of "The Man". 
  199. ^ WWE (2016-08-08), Seth Rollins dismisses the legend of The Demon King: Raw, Aug. 8, 2016, retrieved 2016-08-21 
  200. ^ "Matt Sydal vs Tyler Black". 
  201. ^ "Jimmy Jacobs". All-American Wrestling. Retrieved August 9, 2010. "Battle on" by War of Ages(W/ Tyler Black) 
  202. ^ "Jimmy Jacobs". All-American Wrestling. Retrieved August 9, 2010. "The Haunted" by Walls of Jericho (W/ Tyler Black) 
  203. ^ "Jimmy Jacobs". All-American Wrestling. Retrieved August 9, 2010. "Flesh it out" by Blues Saraceno(W/ Tyler Black) 
  204. ^ "WWE: Special Op (The Shield)". 
  205. ^ "WWE: King of Kings (Triple H) [feat. Motörhead]". 
  206. ^ "WWE: The Second Coming (Seth Rollins)". 
  207. ^ Rollins used various versions of the same theme.
  208. ^ a b c "Cagematch title listings". 
  209. ^ a b "Title History". All-American Wrestling. Retrieved February 20, 2010. 
  210. ^ a b "FCW Television Report (02.06.2011)". TylerBlack.net. February 9, 2011. Retrieved February 14, 2011. 
  211. ^ Martin, Adam (May 18, 2009). "Indy News #2: May 18". WrestleView. Retrieved May 18, 2009. 
  212. ^ "the PWI Awards". Pro Wrestling Illustrated. 36 (2): 22–23. 2015. 
  213. ^ "the PWI Awards". Pro Wrestling Illustrated. 34 (2): 42–43. 2014. 
  214. ^ "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2015". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved October 5, 2015. 
  215. ^ "ROH World Championship #1 Contendership tournament results". 
  216. ^ a b "WWE Wrestler of the Year (So Far)". Rolling Stone. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  217. ^ a b "WWE Wrestler(s) of the Year". Rolling Stone. Retrieved December 14, 2015. 
  218. ^ Herzog, Kenny (December 17, 2014). "WWE Wrestler of the Year: Dolph Ziggler". Rolling Stone. Retrieved December 17, 2014. 
  219. ^ Meltzer, Dave (January 27, 2014). "Jan 27 2014 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: 2013 Annual awards issue, best in the world in numerous categories, plus all the news in pro-wrestling and MMA over the past week and more". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Campbell, California: 1–37. ISSN 1083-9593. 
  220. ^ "Seth Rollins cashed in his Money in the Bank contract and def. Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns to become WWE World Heavyweight Champion WWE.com". 
  221. ^ "SummerSlam 2015 results: Jon Stewart attacks John Cena, helps Seth Rollins retain WWE World Heavyweight Championship". 
  222. ^ "The Shield's first WWE Tag Team Championship reign". 
  223. ^ "WWE Money in the Bank 2014 Results". 

External links