Seth was featured in the latest episode of WWE Network’s “This Week in WWE” for the week of September 19th. In the clip, we’re treated to an exclusive behind the scenes look into the making of Seth’s beloved statue which Sting later destroyed. Check out the video below and captures in the gallery now.
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The rivalries between WWE superstars are so epic sometimes that they spill out of the pro wrestling ring and into the toy aisle.
Take former partners in the Shield faction and now in-ring foes Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns. They’re both major characters and faces for Mattel’s new Create A WWE Superstar action-figure line, which features interchangeable body parts and accessories, and even though Rollins holds the WWE world heavyweight and United States championships, “clearly I’m dominating him in this customization world,” Reigns says. “My guy could carry his head but I don’t think it goes the other way around.” Both wrestlers have big matches this Sunday at Night of Champions (airing live at 8 ET/5PT on the WWE Network) — in Rollins’ case, two throwdowns in one night — and Mattel will be incorporating elements of the Create A WWE Superstar line into the event. While most WWE figures reflect their ring characters, the new toys ($14.99-$19.99 each) venture into the over-the-top themes of each. For example, John Cena has a militaristic vibe, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson gets a gladiator outfit and Paul “Triple H” Levesque garners barbarian wear and shield — and all can do battle in a ring ($39.99) with mix-and-match turnbuckles, ropes and mats.
“You can create a superstar, a superhero, a supervillain — whatever you want, really,” says Reigns, who like Rollins is a regular on USA’s Monday Night Raw and Syfy’s Smackdown programming. Plus, there are generic heads and other non-wrestling stuff in there as well so kids of all ages can “find ways to envision what that next WWE champion could be,” adds PJ Lewis, senior director of global brand marketing design for Mattel action figures. “That might look different to a 7- or 8-year-old than it would for somebody who has been watching WWE for 10, 15, 20 years.”
Both Rollins and Reigns’ figures arrive in the next two weeks. Reigns’ “special ops” set features riot gear, a gas mask and handcuffs that fit his ring gear and character. “I believe in hard work and being a good person. Why not equip yourself with the right gear to protect those beliefs?” he says. “I like to think I’m the good sheriff in this Create A WWE Superstar world.”
And Rollins comes with a ninja and martial-arts accessories such as a samurai mask, kendo stick and ancient armor. Plus, his plastic counterpart has a matching back tattoo, he says. “I move around well in the ring, quick and light on my feet, so I thought it was a pretty cool direction to head.” However, the figure does not come with his two championship belts, and he’s noticed. “Well, they’ll be able to put that in a later version to make it more accurate,” Rollins deadpans. “As long as it looks kinda like me, I don’t complain too much about my action figure. They give me all my abs and my smashing movie-star good looks.” Rollins, 29, has quite a few action figures of himself at this point, and they never get old — mainly because he was such a toy collector as a kid. When the Iowa native was really young, he had the old rubber LJN guys of Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Randy “Macho Man” Savage and Big John Studd, and later on came the Jakks figures of the Dudley Boyz and the Hardy Boyz. Continue Reading
When Seth Rollins successfully cashed in his Money in the Bank title opportunity on Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 31 in March, many fans were shocked. They didn’t quite know what to expect from the 29-year-old now in such a high ranking position. Much like when Peter Parker became Spider-Man, the former Shield member realized with great power came great responsibility. Suffice to say a few months later the incumbent WWE World champ proved himself worthy of the gold. “Winning the championship at WrestleMania will go down as one of the greatest moments of my career,” Rollins reflected. “I made WrestleMania history. Then for me just being able to main event a pay-per-view with Dean Ambrose for the world title was really awesome. It was something I was proud of.”
Whether it’s on live events, Raw, SmackDown or the monthly big WWE Network shows/pay-per-views, Rollins delivers stellar performances. The Architect has stepped it up against a wide range of opponents such as John Cena, Cesaro, Neville, Randy Orton, Ambrose and Lesnar. You can also add retired host of “The Daily Show” Jon Stewart to the list. Now holding the United States title along with the WWE World championship, Rollins has made doubters into believers. He will get a prime chance to further solidify his unique dual reign at Night of Champions on Sept. 20 when he defends the U.S. title against Cena and the WWE World title versus Sting. “Everyone is a naysayer,” Rollins said of his critics. “Everyone has an opinion. Half the people love me and half the people hate me. A few months later and it all flip-flops, it doesn’t matter to me. I just go out there and do the best I can. I’ve been doing this a long time, so I know when things are going well and when they’re not. It’s nice to have people appreciate what you do though. Our fan base is super passionate and always has an opinion, and that’s awesome.”
The impressive athlete is earning the respect of his peers and the WWE Universe with each passing test. Tough transitioning to the top of the mountain can take some getting used to, as the successful Iowan will tell you. “It’s been difficult. It’s trying,” Rollins said. “The schedule gets a little bit crazy when you win the title. Everyone wants a piece of you. It was not anything I wasn’t expecting, but certainly a little more strenuous than I thought it would be. You have to go out there every single night. You’re the last match on the show and the last one to leave. You have to tear it up and make sure the people want to come back and see more. So it’s a lot of pressure, but definitely a place I thrive.” It’s hard to believe five years ago Rollins signed his first WWE contract after a great run in Ring of Honor. Given his track record and past matches, it was clear he had the potential to make it. However, the developmental system wasn’t always smooth sailing for someone who at times had a chip on his shoulder. Rollins eventually settled in and impressed decision-makers enough to become the first NXT champion. He remains proud of where he came from before the life-changing call-up, as well as the brand’s evolution. The champ even has a pick of who he would want promoted to the main roster next. Continue Reading
WWE.com recently premiered their first episode of Superstar Ink with host Corey Graves. The show appears to be a more in-depth spin-off of the magazine feature that originally appeared in WWE Magazine.
You can check out the exclusive photos and video below where Seth discusses what each tattoos means.