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  • The Seth Rollins Thread

    New Forum, new thread! All talk about the Architect, Kingslayer, current Intercontinental Champion and Monday Night Rollins himself Seth freakin' Rollins goes here!

    Dude is on a red hot streak right now. His popularity is ready to go nuclear it feels like, and a few more months of this remarkable form might just see that happen. I know sentiments have been split on my all-time favourite in the past, but where is everyone with him right now, especially after his classic with Miz at Backlash and the company openly recognising him as their hottest act on TV?

  • #2
    I love that this is the first thread on the new board. You’re consistent at least.

    Rollins and The Miz felt like the main event and really was for Backlash. The writers need to realise this. Both men are at the top of their game. Rollins is a bit too vanilla for me right now but I get the ability and love watching him in the ring.

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    • #3
      Wrestles Sting, ends his career.
      Wrestles the dainty Irish guy, puts him on the shelf for months.
      Wrestles Miz, dude is perfectly healthy, not even a hang nail.

      There is no justice in this world.

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      • #4
        The justice is that Miz is a damn fine wrestler and the other two aren't.

        Rollins might just be the MVP of all of WWE right now. I'm not super happy they've gone right back to the US Open Challenge thing, but Rollins has got the hustle and slight vulnerability about him that at least makes the concept interesting.

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        • #5
          Rollins has always been a fantastic in ring but as good as his work was with Triple H & Dean last year he didn't feel like as big of a deal as we know he can be. That has changed since he got unleashed again as a singles wrestler with a clear focus, he has felt different and the audience has responded.

          As IC champ he has such a clear mission: have the best match every single night and defend the championship with pride.

          It is a simplicity and focus that is completely lacking from the Universal Title scene and every main event failure just makes Rollins look all the better.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Oliver View Post
            The justice is that Miz is a damn fine wrestler and the other two aren't.
            Oh look, an early contender for the best post on the board!

            I do like Rollins overall, I caught the tail end of his match with Miz and thought it was pretty brilliant, so credit to both guys on that.

            In his Tyler Black days I think he had a major "follow the leader" issue where he took no ownership in his matches and just did what the other guy wanted, while making sure to pepper in his super athletic spots. I think that can still be a problem but it's much less pronounced these days. I wish he was a little less go-go sometimes but he's much better positioned as a face than he was as a heel a few years back, when his title run noticeable tanked ratings and live attendance. This is a better fit for him. I wish I could trust WWE to put him in the driver's seat just doing what he's currently doing, which is mostly having banger matches, but I'm afraid they'll want him to start cutting 20 minute promos again, which isn't his forte. We shall see what happens.

            The '92 Rumble! The Brain's Finest Hour!

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            • #7
              Maybe because it's fresh in my memory, but this current face run is much more paletable than his heel run. That could also be down to it being one of the only decently booked runs on Raw right now.

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              • #8
                its funny, I've always liked Seth but he was never my guy in the Shield (was more of a Dean guy) I thought his heel run was fun even if business suffered. You could tell he was giving it his all. And I think when he had the injury, he was about to embark on a face turn anyway.. Where it might not have been as hot as what he is now.. I think he's working for the audience because him and Dean's reunion was done really well. He doesn't likely get that if he stays healthy...

                But moving on, he returns, and they kinda stumbled with his push....and he was bigger and he honestly looked slow and not back fully.. Even now, i think he's doing less than what he used but its working for him.. They added burn it down to the entrance, the stomp has a HBK thing going that works.. They could run this IC title open challenge all the way to summerslam and it would just make him a hotter i feel.

                Would love for Reigns to turn on him too. Even if I don't care for their matches. Other option is Dean... but I'm still weary of doing that.

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                • #9
                  He's a great guy for the IC Title as the workhorse. Love that Superplex Into Falcon Arrow.

                  Twitter: @libsuperstar

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by M.V.W. View Post
                    He's a great guy for the IC Title as the workhorse. Love that Superplex Into Falcon Arrow.
                    I love the way they have been using it as a counter opportunity of late. In the match with The Miz having it buckle while Miz countered was really ingenious.

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                    • #11
                      I must say I'm not overly fond of that, actually....

                      So Seth has just recently tweeted out that he's considering another Open Challenge on Monday, before hashtagging fighting champion and then "brockwho" - which seems to caught on some. Pretty bold, but I sure as hell hope it doesn't result in a match that sees Rollins become just another piece of fodder for the Reigns push that, apparently, is both never happening and always happening at the same time.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by SirSam
                        I love the way they have been using it as a counter opportunity of late. In the match with The Miz having it buckle while Miz countered was really ingenious.
                        I gotta see that spot and match.

                        Twitter: @libsuperstar

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                        • #13
                          The open challenge shtick is pretty cool, I just hope it doesn't replace Rollins actually getting involved in long term feuds and stories with other wrestlers. I know it is kind of a story unto itself but Rollins has a great way of building things and integrating long term character and story arcs into his matches that I would be sad to see go by and replaced by a bunch of very competitive matches.

                          Still if anyone can do it and do it well, it is Rollins right now.

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                          • #14
                            You're not wrong, and I would venture that not just applying to Rollins as an individual either but to the IC, especially post-Miz. It's clear that it - and Rollins - is in best shape when having something to sink teeth into, a proper story with real development.

                            As a mega-fan I am obviously excited by the idea of Rollins tearing it up every single week in the ring but it's not my first preference, and my paranoid fear would be that with forward motion in the form of character development this hot streak might burn itself out as the OC becomes old hat.

                            So given WWE"s form the last two years, that's probably exactly what's gonna happen damn it.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Samuel 'Plan View Post
                              So given WWE"s form the last two years, that's probably exactly what's gonna happen damn it.
                              "It worked for John pal"

                              You can just hear it.

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