Since debuting on WWE’s main roster in 2012, Seth Rollins has done pretty much everything for the company. Rollins entered as a member of The Shield, which featured Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose. The three were favorites of the WWE Universe before Seth turned his back on Reigns and Ambrose and joined The Authority, led by Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.
At the June 2, 2014, edition of Monday Night Raw, Triple H came out to the ring to inform The Shield that he had a “plan B” to destroy them after Batista left the Evolution and the WWE. The plan turned out to be Rollins destroying Reigns and Ambrose with a steel chair in the middle of the ring as Seth turned heel and joined The Authority.
Later in 2014, Rollins won the WWE Money in the Bank ladder match and the WWE World Heavyweight Championship contract that went along with it. Seth would go on to cash in that contract at WrestleMania 31 on March 29, 2015 in Santa Clara, California. Rollins’ decision to cash in his contract turned a one-on-one match between Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns into a triple match with Seth.
Rollins would go on to pin Reigns in that triple threat match to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship for the first time in his career. Later in the summer of 2015, Seth would become the first WWE Superstar to ever hold both the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and the United States Championship at the same time after Rollins defeated John Cena in a Winner-Take-All match at SummerSlam.
Although Seth would go on to lose the United States Championship back to Cena at Night of Champions the following month, Rollins would go on to possess the WWE World Heavyweight Championship until November 5, when he was forced to vacate the championship after he tore the ACL, MCL and medial meniscus in his knee.
— WWE (@WWE) July 19, 2016
On June 19, 2016, at WWE Money in the Bank, Rollins would defeat Roman Reigns to become a two-time WWE Champion, only to lose the title almost immediately after Dean Ambrose cashed in his Money in the Bank contract that he earned by winning the ladder match earlier in the night.
Throughout his career, Rollins has been a multi-time champion, a heel, a face and, on occasion, comedic relief. Seth is brilliant on the microphone and is one of the most technically skilled wrestlers on the WWE roster. While the WWE Universe will boo him and hate him because of his role, they understand just how great Seth Rollins is at what he does.
It’s for these reasons that Brian Campbell of the Cheap Heat Podcast selected Rollins No. 1 overall in his WWE mock draft for ABC News.
“ROUND 1 (Pick No. 1 overall) – Seth Rollins (Campbell)
“Campbell’s take: It’s a no-brainer. He was the only one in the company who is a no-brainer at No. 1. You couldn’t make an argument against him because he’s the most well-rounded superstar, right now, at the peak of his prime. I don’t even think they have begun to find out how good he will be when he eventually turns babyface down the road.”
It’s not just Campbell who projects Seth to be the No. 1 overall pick to Raw. Fox Sports‘ Nick Schwartz, Ricky Doyle of NESN.com, Rob Wolkenbrod of FanSided, and Anthony Riccobono of the International Business Times are among the many experts who believe that Rollins is without a doubt headed to Monday Night Raw as the top overall pick in the WWE Draft.
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) July 19, 2016
Find out if Seth Rollins really does go No. 1 overall like everyone expects tonight at 8 p.m. ET on the debut edition of SmackDown Live on the USA Network.
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