An amazing architect of the squared circle, flying through the air and setting the pro wrestling world ablaze, Seth Rollins is a fiery force laying the foundation for WWE’s New Era and beyond. Since bursting onto the WWE scene in 2012, he has not looked back, quickly ascending to the top of the wrestling ladder and grabbing hold of two WWE World Championship reigns, as well as an astonishing main event victory at WrestleMania 31 as a ravenous crowd went ecstatic and fireworks lit the night sky above Levi’s Stadium.
Seth Rollins was born in the small, quiet town of Buffalo, Iowa on May 28, 1986. In 2005, Rollins made his professional wrestling debut as Gixx for local promotion Scott County Wrestling, and soon became a dazzling fixture on the indie scene. In 2007, Rollins moved on to Ring of Honor as Tyler Black, where he would steadily rise through the ranks, eventually capturing the ROH World Championship in 2010. After such an impactful performance, it’s no surprise that this aerial showman of Iowa would draw the eye of WWE’s top brass. In early August 2010, Rollins would sign a developmental contract with the WWE and be assigned to further mold his craft in their farm league Florida Championship Wrestling. At Survivor Series 2012, Rollins would make his WWE debut in epic fashion and has since developed into one of the company’s most promising stars.
Whether on his own or in a group, Seth Rollins electrifies the wrestling ring. He originally dominated WWE with his former comrades Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose, collectively known as The Shield, but since that trio dissolved, Rollins’ star power would only shine brighter, as he was the first of the three men to capture the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and the only one to capture that first world title at the “grandest stage of them all.” Rollins is an apex performer, leaving behind a blazing trail of success everywhere he steps. But how much money has “The Architect” built for himself down this path of glory? Let’s take a quick look at the financial blueprint.
Seth Rollins’ Net Worth as of 2019: $4 Million
Seth Rollin’s net worth clocks in at a sweet $4 million, which is over $30 million less than WWE’s highest paid performer John Cena. But when you consider that Rollins has been on the main roster just shy of four years, $4 million is still a very impressive figure and his salary continues to rise. Despite Rollin’s guaranteed contract of $310,500, he was able to earn an astounding $2.4 million from WWE in 2015, in a year where he successfully defended his WWE World Heavyweight Championship at nine consecutive pay per views.
2005 – 2010
Seth Rollins first arrived at the world of professional wrestling in 2005 and remained a prominent fixture on the independent wrestling scene, winning titles such as the SCW Heavyweight Championship and the NWA Midwest Tag Team Championship. After his NWA Midwest tag team partner Marek Brave suffered a back injury that led to his retirement, Rollins became a promising singles competitor before returning to the tag team scene to win the PWG World Tag Team Championship. Later that year, Rollins signed with a better-known promotional team, Ring of Honor; a move which would lay the foundation for his impending superstardom.
Rollins would flourish in ROH, arriving on the scene as Tyler Black, alongside Necro Butcher and Jimmy Jacobs, collectively known as The Age of the Fall. Only three months into the job at the ROH, he had already tasted championship gold, winning the tag team championship with Jacobs. But Black would have his greatest success on his own, as he won the ROH World Championship in February 2010 from future NXT superstar Austin Aries. After such an impressive victory, it is no wonder the WWE came knocking on the door of The Architect only months later.
2010 – 2012
On August 8, 2010, Seth Rollins signed into the WWE and was assigned to Florida Championship Wrestling. In this developmental league, Rollins became the inaugural FCW 15 Champion and would then win the FCW Tag Team Championship and the FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship. In mid-2012, the FCW name was dropped and re-branded as NXT. In NXT, Rollins would quickly ascend to the top of the totem pole, winning the Gold Rush Tournament and going on to become the first-ever NXT Champion. After the match, much of the NXT roster came out to the ring to celebrate, hoisting Rollins upon their shoulders as he held the championship high overhead.
2012 – 2015
On November 18, 2010, Seth Rollins arrived on the scene like a great ball of fire, violently interrupting the triple-threat main event at that year’s Survivor Series pay per view, alongside his Shield brethren Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns. The Shield remained undefeated for almost seven months, destroying any competition that came their way, even defeating the main event trio of The Big Show, Sheamus and Randy Orton in their WrestleMania debut. At the very next pay-per-view Extreme Rules, Rollins would win his first championship on WWE’s main roster, capturing the WWE World Tag Team Championship with Roman Reigns.
After Rollins and Reigns lost the tag team gold, The Shield went on to have memorable encounters with CM Punk, The Wyatt Family, and the recently-reformed Evolution. But just as The Shield appeared to be stronger than ever, Rollins would turn on his comrades, attacking each from behind with a steel chair, and joining Triple H as a puppet of The Authority.
As a member of The Authority, Rollins would be catapulted to the main event, winning the 2014 Money in the Bank ladder match, having an epic encounter against Dean Ambrose in a Hell in a Cell, and fighting for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in a grueling triple threat match against John Cena and Brock Lesnar at Royal Rumble 2015. At WrestleMania 31, Rollins would suffer a disappointing loss to Randy Orton, but later on that night, he would inject himself into the main event between Lesnar and Reigns, pinning the latter and winning the ultimate prize, the WWE’s top championship.
2015 – 2018
Rollins would retain his WWE World Heavyweight Championship against the likes of “The Demon” Kane, “The Lunatic Fringe” Dean Ambrose, and “The Beast Incarnate” Brock Lesnar. At SummerSlam 2015, Rollins would defeat “The Face That Runs The Place” John Cena in the main event of the evening, capturing the WWE United States Championship with a little help from former Daily Show host Jon Stewart. A month later, Rollins would retire “The Icon” Sting, in the latter’s last match as a professional wrestler.
However, Seth Rollins’ 220-day reign as world champion would take a turn for the worse in a match with Kane during a house show event in Dublin, Ireland. Just when it looked like The Architect was going to send The Devil’s Favorite Demon hurling through a table, Rollins landed wrong and suffered a severe knee injury, which would keep him out of the ring for over six months.
Despite this career-threatening injury, Rollins would return with a spark in his eye, gunning for Roman Reigns and reclaiming his championship at WWE Money in the Bank 2016. This second reign as the world champion would be a whole lot shorter than his first, as only minutes later, Dean Ambrose would storm the ring, cash in his newly won Money in the Bank contract and quickly defeat a tired Seth Rollins. Since then, Rollins would be a permanent fixture in WWE’s Raw main event scene, as he was the number one pick overall in the WWE Draft, and would challenge Kevin Owens and Finn Bálor for the newly-minted WWE Universal Championship.
With an exhilarating career that is far from over, Seth Rollins has wowed wrestling fans of all ages, capturing top championships in many different promotions. Rollins is now at the top of his game, gracing the main event scene every Monday night on prime-time television. This highly-decorated in-ring technician has created a resume lined with gold. With $4 million already in the bank, Rollins is well on the road to fortune. The future is shining bright for The Architect, who lays the foundation for success every time he steps between the ropes.
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