Add Jim Ross to the list of people who are criticizing WWE for how they are booking Seth Rollins as champion. The legendary commentator stated that he does not agree with the idea of having Rollins constantly losing on television. He understands the concept of the vulnerable heel champion character, but he does not feel all these losses are necessary. The same sentiment has been said by others in the industry as well.
October 14, 2015
According to Vince Russo, Seth Rollins is not over with the audience. He places the blame squarely on the creative department in WWE, citing that Rollins does not have a consistent character. Russo feels that Rollins changes up too frequently between being a coward and being courageous. One week, the world heavyweight champion will be running away from a challenger. The next week, he'll stand up to Dean Ambrose or Triple H.
October 10, 2015
Since there are many within the internet wrestling community that cannot see past his heel character, there is a lot of unfair criticism towards Seth Rollins. Some are saying that he is a bad performer because he cheats to win. Fortunately, though, the people at Pro Wrestling Illustrated are smarter than that. They have ranked Rollins as the top guy in their annual PWI 500 listing.
September 3, 2015
There are those within WWE that are against the idea of doing a face turn for Seth Rollins. Some feel that it is much too soon for something like that. His run as a heel is still at a high level, and they can milk that a bit longer. Others feel that his character is so hated because he cheats to win that fans might not embrace him immediately.
June 15, 2015
While his first choice remains an epic rematch against Dwayne Johnson at the Wrestlemania taking place in Dallas next year, Triple H has a secondary plan in case the world famous actor is not available. Seeds have been planted for an eventual feud between HHH and his protege Seth Rollins, whose character was hand chosen by the on screen COO to hold the world heavyweight championship. A slow rift will be built up over the upcoming months.
May 24, 2015
During a recent interview the Des Moines Register, Seth Rollins revealed the reason why he chose Davenport, Iowa as his hometown. He stated that it enables him to disconnect from the world when he is not on the road with WWE. He stated that since it is such a small town, he can separate himself from the character that he plays on television. Rollin believes that doing that is crucial for his health, as some performers remain in character at all times.
May 10, 2015
Rumors are floating around right now that there is backstage heat between Randy Orton and Seth Rollins over comments made by the latter during an interview with the Sun, a well known publication based out of England. This particular rumor is not true, as Rollins was speaking in character about how Orton harbors jealousy towards him and some of the newer guys in the company. Many were under the belief that Rollins was speaking on a personal level.
December 19, 2014
Things could be a bit different when Wade Barrett finally makes his return to WWE. He could be doing a face turn. Management is aware that his character is quite popular with the audience and internet fans, so capitalizing on that would be a good idea. Plus, the creative department is concerned about pushing him on the heel side because there a lot of guys being pushed. Barrett would need to pass Rusev, Brock Lesnar, Seth Rollins and Bray Wyatt.
December 16, 2014