During the time of pre-preparation for writing this article, I thought I’d take a moment to highlight some of Seth Rollins‘ greatest achievements and put over how great he is. You know, give you the 411 in hopes of building up your anticipation for the climax of my spiel?
Yeah, that shtick.
Anyway, I scrapped that idea after coming to the conclusion that there really was no need to do so. If you scroll through his Twitter account often enough, it’s plain to see that The King of Drip doesn’t need anyone to sing his praises, he already does a tremendous job of doing so on his own.
So to make a long story short, Seth Rollins should be Big E’s next challenger.
If not, then it should definitely happen sooner than later. It’s rare that you find a wrestler you just can’t stand for all the right reasons, nowadays. Somehow, the self-proclaimed Visionary of Drip has managed to become that guy.
In the year 2021, wrestlers aren’t booed for their on-screen antics as much as they were back in the days of yesteryear. Things are a far cry from how they were when kayfabe was still alive and kicking. Consequently, the business has changed.
Nowadays, boos and cheers from the crowd are based on how the wrestler is being booked at the time, their wrestling skills, and their connection with the audience.
Edge and Seth Rollins put on a match for the ages at Crown Jewel with The Rated R Superstar coming out the victor in the end. However, despite the loss, Rollins is still a credible contender for the WWE Championship.
Of course, you could easily make the argument that Edge is a better choice. For one, he was the superstar with his hand raised at the conclusion of their Hell in a Cell match. Plus, the thought of a Big E/Edge feud would be sure to intrigue most fans.
But for the time being, Rollins/Big E just feels right. The story tells itself, to some extent. In one corner stands a babyface who no one was ever forced to get behind and fans genuinely grew to love over time. In the opposing corner stands a snarky, conniving, sinister heel who fans genuinely love to hate.
But unlike a couple of years ago, this hate for Rollins doesn’t stem from hoity-toity Tweets about non-wrestling-related activities or personal opinions. It stems solely from the actions of a vile, Joker-like on-screen persona known to the wrestling world as Seth Rollins.