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Seth Rollins: 10 Career Facts For “Taj the Destroyer” Fans!

Seth Rollins

Seth Rollins aka Colby Daniel Lopez (born May 28, 1986, age 35) is a professional wrestler. Want to get into some facts about how he became famous? Keep reading! 

Seth Rollins From Iowa To WWE: 10 Things That Made It Happen!  

1. Who is Seth Rollins?

An American wrestler, better known as Colby Daniel Lopez currently works in WWE, where he bought in their development territories, Florida Champions Wrestling and NXT Wrestling as Seth Rollins, currently working on Raw. However, he is best known for his work on the independent circuit, especially with the Ring of Honor (ROH), Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South, National Wrestling Alliance and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla companies. He also stands out for having been Jimmy Jacobs’ partner in Stable The Age of the Fall.

Throughout his career, he has been a two-time World Champion, having once won the FIP World Heavyweight Championship and the ROH World Championship. In addition, he also twice won the ROH World Tag Team Championship alongside Jacobs. In WWE, he was sent to former development territory, Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), where he won the 15th FCW Championship, the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship with Richie Steamboat, and once the Florida Heavyweight Championship. of the FCW, being the first Grand Champion of the company. In addition, in WWE, he has a reign as NXT Champion, being the first champion of the title. Also as a member of The Shield, he has a reign as WWE Tag Team Champion alongside Roman Reigns.

2. Independent circuit (2005–2009):

Making his debut in 2005, under the ring name Tyler Black, Seth started with Scott County Wrestling (SCW). This was the federation in which his skills were honed under the name Gixx in the Iowa independent scene. He also began wrestling for Ian Rotten’s IWA Mid-South and later 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. Also won the SCW Heavyweight Championship, and spray painted “The Black Era” brand black champion belt at SCW. 

Tyler Black later took home the IWA Mid-South Light Heavyweight Championship as well.

Tyler Black soon became a part of the NWA Midwest winning the promotion’s tag team championship alongside his partner Marek Brave. The two partners were successful in the championship against Ryan Boz and Danny Daniels, Brett Wayne and Hype Gotti, and Jayson Reign and Marco Cordova various times in early 2006. 

He also faced Eric Priest and AJ Styles in singles matches. Tyler Black was also given a short feature in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and partnered with Jeff Luxon only to be defeated by The Latin American Xchange (Homicide and Hernandez) on Impact in October 2006.

3. Independent promotions (2007-2010):

On May 25, 2007, while wrestling at Full Impact Pro (FIP) Tag Team Champions The Briscoes in Melbourne, Florida, they returned in association with Marek Brave and caused a back injury that sidelined him for several weeks. 

An individual career, competing in Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG) followed, where he won against Joey Ryan on June 10 and Danny Daniel’s former mentor in the Point of No Return ’07 supercard on June 16. 

At the IFJ event on May 2, 2009,Davey Richards was awarded the FIP World Heavyweight Championship for missing out on Black being unable to compete.

4. Ring of Honor (2008-2010):

At the Ring of Honor (ROH) pay-per-view recording of Man Up in September 2007, Black made his debut, alongside Jimmy Jacobs and Necro Butcher, with all three of the Briscoe brothers’ attacks, hanging Jay Briscoe from the rigging. They had been used during ladder combat earlier that night.

5. World Wrestling Entertainment / WWE (2010-present):

On August 8, 2010, it was reported that Lopez had entered a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment, to premier their Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) development promotion in the next month of September. 

6. Florida Championship Wrestling / NXT Wrestling (2010–2012):

Lopez made his FCW debut on September 30, under the name Seth Rollins in a loss to Michael McGillicutty . Lopez appeared in a dark match prior to the SmackDown tapings on December 7 under the name Samuel Robinson, who lost to Cody Rhodes. 

On May 12, Rollins and Steamboat were defeated by Big E. Langston. and Raines Calvino.

7. NXT Wrestling (2012-2013):

On June 27 he made his NXT debut defeating Jiro . On July 26, he defeated Jinder Mahal in the final of a tournament, crowning himself the first NXT Champion . He had his first successful defense against Michael McGillicutty on October 10. In December 2012, due to his rise to the main roster, he lost the NXT Championship on the December 6 taps to Big E Langston.

8. 2012-present:

Rollins made his WWE main roster debut as a heel on November 18, 2012, at the Survivor Series event. At the event, he interfered alongside Dean Ambrose and Roman Regins in the main event of the event, attacking Ryback, allowing CM Punk to retain the WWE Championship. The next day on RAW they attacked Ryback again. On November 26 they became known as The Shield and CM Punk and Kane interfered in the main event, attacking Kane and his partner, Daniel Bryan, who came to save him. Due to these attacks, The Shield faced Ryback and Team Hell No in TLC: Tables, Ladders, and Chairs in a TLC Match, winning the combat.

On January 21 they attacked The Rock on RAW, who was CM Punk’s title challenger. For their attack, that same day they were warned by Vince McMahon that if they interfered in Punk and The Rock’s match for the WWE Championship at Royal Rumble, Punk would lose the title. In Royal Rumble, The Shield attacked The Rock taking advantage of the fact that the lights had been turned off, but McMahon did not strip Punk of the title since The Rock asked to restart the fight which Rock finally won. On January 28, they attacked Royal Rumble winner John Cena after he announced that he would fight for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania XXIX, applying a “Triple Powerbomb” to him. In the next episode of RAW, they were attacked by Ryback, Sheamus, and Cena, being challenged to a 6-Man Tag Team Match at WWE Elimination Chamber, which they won. A day later on RAW, they defeated Sheamus, Ryback, and Chris Jericho in another 6-Man Tag Team Match. The following weeks The Shield began a feud with the trio formed by Randy Orton, Sheamus, and Big Show that concluded on April 7 at WrestleMania 29, where The Shield defeated Orton, Sheamus, and Big Show after a Spear of Reigns on Orton. In this way, the team made up of Ambrose, Rollins and Reigns took the victory in their debut at WrestleMania. The next day on RAW, Rollins and his teammates interrupted The Undertaker’s speech and they tried to attack him, but he was saved by Team Hell No (Kane and Daniel Bryan). Due to this on April 22 on RAW recorded in England, The Shield faced Undertaker and Team Hell No, winning the match.

On May 19, 2013, at the Extreme Rules event, he defeated Team Hell No with his partner Roman Reigns to be crowned the new WWE Tag Team Champions. Both continued their feud, retaining the title at Payback against Bryan and Randy Orton.

9. In fight final moves:

Black Out (Running double stomp on the back of an opponent getting up)

God’s Last Gift (Fisherman DDT and then a small package, sometimes on the top rope)

Paroxysm (Spinning Lifting Inverted DDT

Corkscrew 450 ° splash

Avada Kedavra (Superkick, sometimes followed by a turnbuckle powerbomb)

10. Signature movements:

Belly to back suplex twisted into a reverse STO

Diving splash

Fireman’s carry facebuster

Inverted hurricanrana

Multiple kick variations

Big boot

Seth Rollins Personal Facts, Marriage, Fatherhood, and Net Worth:

He got married to Becky Lynch:

WWE star Seth Rollins was paired with another star of the same company, Becky Lynch , both participants in the billboard WrestleMania 36. They soon formally announced the news of their courtship in May 2019. Wrestler Becky Lynch recounted in a recent interview with Ariel Helwani: 

“We have been friends for years and years. From the first conversation I had with him … we just got along. I think That I ended up telling him my life story. And that was it, we were just friends, and there was never really anything. But then, we were both single at the same time, and we said, “Why not?”

Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch postponed their marriage due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “I don’t care if another month or year goes by, I am convinced that at the end of the day I will be with him, forever,” Lynch said in a recent interview.

They even got through quarantine together:

According to the WWE female star, the coexistence is going “great.” She said that Rollins has his own gym in Iowa and since it is closed they take the opportunity to go and train alone. Then, in everyday life, they take the opportunity to cook and enjoy watching TV, as well as studying and continuing to prepare.

Who has the highest Net Worth?

When it comes to popular wrestling partners, Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins are at the top. The wrestlers are celebrities both inside and outside the ring. As two of the biggest stars in WWE’s men’s and women’s divisions, Rollins and Lynch have won multiple championships and high salaries. So which half of this pair of jocks brings home the most money?

Becky Lynch’s net worth

Lynch’s wrestling journey as a teenager in Ireland, she began training alongside fellow Irish wrestler and WWE star Finn Balor. Lynch However, just as her career was taking off, she was derailed due to a head injury. She then took a six-year hiatus from the sport, during which she worked as an airline stewardess and stuntman for the television show Vikings.

Reigniting her passion for wrestling, she signed with WWE in 2013. Her rise to the top of the women’s division would be slow and steady. Her career took off in the summer of 2018 when she fell out with her friend Charlotte Flair. Although she was once seen as an underdog, Lynch found herself the face of the WWE women’s roster. Lynch, who called herself “The Man,” proudly claimed that she was the toughest fighter in the company.

As Lynch’s stardom continues to grow, so does her income source. Celebrity Net Worth estimates Lynch’s net worth at $ 4 million, making her one of the highest-paid female wrestlers.

Seth Rollins net worth

The Iowa native spent his early wrestling career working the independent circuit before signing with WWE in 2010. As a member of the iconic faction known as The Shield, along with Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose, Rollins’ rise to WWE stardom began. The trio proved that they would take over the world of professional wrestling.

After the group’s breakup in 2014, Rollins had a rewarding singles career and then became a Grand Slam champion in the WWE. 

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Rollins has amassed a net worth of $ 9 million through his hard work and dedication to the sport.

Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins now have a daughter: 

The WWE couple has been friends for a long time, but it wasn’t until February 2019 that they started dating. Later that summer, the couple got engaged during a trip to Hawaii. More good news was on the way for the couple. In May 2020, Lynch announced that she was pregnant with the couple’s first child (a daughter named Roux, born in December 2020). 

In June of this year, the couple officially got things done when they tied the knot. 

The wrestling duo returning to battle on WWE will have their hands full of juggling parenthood and wrestling.

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