Seth Rollins, born on May 28, 1986, is a prominent professional wrestler. He began his career in 2003. Thereafter, in 2010, he made a smashing debut in W.W.E., performing under its ‘RAW’ brand. He is renowned for his signature moves called ‘Curb Stomp’ and ‘Pedigree.’ His fame grew tenfold when he bagged the Money in the Bank contract in 2014. That same year, fans also witnessed his film debut and appearances on web series and television shows. Let’s learn more about him and celebrate his special day together.
Seth Rollins was born Colby Daniel Lopez in Buffalo, Iowa, U.S. He is of Irish and German descent, and is also part Armenian, as it is the ancestry of his biological father. He derives his surname, Lopez, from the elder brother’s father, who was Mexican-American and a father figure to Rollins.
In 2004, he completed his early education and graduated from Davenport West High School. During his teenage years, Rollins was extremely introverted. He also lived the “straight edge” lifestyle and enjoyed heavy metal and rock music. He began training at Danny Daniel’s wrestling school located at the borders of Oak Park and Chicago, Illinois. In 2005, he made his debut on the Iowa independent wrestling scene. At that time, he went by the ring name of ‘Gixx.’ Thereafter, he adopted the name ‘Tyler Black’ and became part of the Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South (I.W.A.), which was formed by the famed wrestler Ian Rotten.
Rollins took a hiatus in September 2009 due to a surgery on his neck. However, he made an unparalleled comeback just a month later, winning the ‘Survival of the Fittest’ tournament. In 2014, he made his W.W.E. debut under the name Seth Rollins and scored a victory in the very first match. Soon after, he appeared alongside Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose, thereby forming the notable trio called ‘The Shield.’ The trio continued to beat a number of W.W.E. superstars, solidifying their position. That same year, Rollins featured in the W.W.E. video game and also made a movie appearance in 2020.
Soon after starting his career, he joins the Independent Wrestling Association and participates in its Ted Petty Invitational Tournament.
Rollins becomes part of the Ring of Honor (ROH).
The wrestler joins the W.W.E. under the name of Seth Rollins.
He wins the FCW 15 Championship.
Rollins makes an appearance in various T.V. shows, such as “Extreme Makeover” and “The Daily Show.”
Why We Love Seth Rollins
His unpredictable and creative moves
One of Rollins’ most unique characteristics is his moves. In fact, his moveset is unpredictable and impressive, ranging from strikes to slams — and everything in between.
He performs under pressure
Very few experiences can match the thrill of watching a match between big names at WrestleMania. Rollins had five such key matches between 2008 and 2012. However, after witnessing his performance in these matches, fans were assured that he can handle pressure with ease.
Rollins developed an inclination for the sport when he was just 14 years of age. Extremely passionate about wrestling, young Rollins even practiced it in his backyard. Over the years, he has made a name for himself in the world of wrestling and worked his way up.
5 Surprising Facts
His love for the sport
At the age of 14, he would host wrestling shows in his backyard.
He is a metal head
His entrance music over the years signifies his love for metal, including tracks like ‘Walls of Jericho,’ ‘Haste the Day,’ and ‘War of Ages.’
His best friend
Marek Brave, his Shield brother, is also one of his closest friends outside the W.W.E.
He has a wrestling school
Rollins and Brave started a wrestling school in 2003 named The Black & The Brave Wrestling Academy.
His big wins
He is the only wrestler to win all the big belts in W.W.E.; Rollins has won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, NXT Championship, and Universal Championship.
Seth Rollins FAQs
Who is Seth Rollins’s wife?
He is married to Becky Lynch.
What are Seth Rollins’s finishers?
He uses his move called the ‘Pedigree’ as a finisher.
Who is the daughter of Seth Rollins?
His daughter is Roux Lopez.
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