“Seth has all the tools to be the WWE World Heavyweight Champion,” enthused “Sugarfoot” Alex Payne, who first met Rollins around the age of 17, when both grapplers were working independent shows in the Midwestern United States.
“I think a build for him, one day as the Intercontinental and/or United States Champion would be good.
He recieved a credibility boost on March 16, 2008 when, aged just 21, he a stunning super-competitive match with ROH World Champion Nigel Mc Guinness.
More stature-enhancers with Bryan Danielson (now Daniel Bryan) and the Briscoes combined with his advancement as a worker convinced ROH bigwigs that he was heavyweight title material. On February 13, 2010, Black beat Austin Aries for the ROH World Championship at the organization’s eighth anniversary show in New York City.
Some ROH supporters disagreed with management’s selection of Black as Aries’ successor and booed the 23-year-old in matches against Roderick Strong and Davey Richards.
When it was confirmed in August of that year that Black had signed a developmental contract with WWE, while still recognized as champion, he was officially named public enemy number one in Ring of Honor.
He’s a creative guy in terms of the moves he can perform, and the knowledge he has inside of the ring.
Their black protective vests and militant garments made The Shield feel like a splinter group who could rock the establishment.Their goal was self-service, and their pay-off to simply make their mark.Entering through the crowd, from high up in the bleachers, was a fine way to distinguish the act, adding an element of danger and rebellious edge.Shortly thereafter, the WWE Superstar’s fiancée, Leighla Schultz, released some risqué photos of the Money in the Bank briefcase holder on her personal Twitter.The scorned ex-fiancée released photos of Rollins’s exposed genitals through the social media platform, giving wrestling fans an intimate glimpse of the WWE competitor. ,” misspelling the name of the 28-year-old’s apparent mistress.