Seth Rollins’ time in promotions such as Ring Of Honor certainly helped him hone his craft before making his way to WWE. Rollins’ current obnoxious heel character never fails to annoy fans. On top of that, Rollins really doesn’t do scripted promos as such, just like Roman Reigns.

Back in November 2015, Seth Rollins was forced to relinquish the WWE Championship after suffering a knee injury that kept him on the shelf for several months.

Rollins would return at Extreme Rules 2016 and attacked Roman Reigns, immediately beginning a feud with him for he WWE Championship. While many fans considered him as a babyface, WWE saw it differently.

While speaking during Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions, Seth Rollins admitted that he lost confidence after his failed babyface run after SummerSlam 2016.

“Dude, it’s depressing. You start to lose confidence over time because you don’t know what you’re doing wrong. It’s everything [crowd reaction], and they’re telling you something, you’re trying to figure out how to navigate that and navigate backstage of what do I do? How do I get this to work? Where do I fit into the landscape? Like I said, I was just off on an island and didn’t know what to do. Gosh, it was a tough spot for me there.”

Rollins added his babyface run only gained momentum once he and Dean Ambrose started to reform the Shield in 2017. Since then Rollins went on to have a solid babyface run in 2019, where he even won the WWE Universal Championship.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet has been a massive fan of professional wrestling for over 22 years, since the early days of the Monday Night Wars. Aside from wrestling, he also is into TV shows, movies, Anime, novels and a lot of music.

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