See the list over at Sports Illustrated now.
WWE superstars Seth Rollins and Charlotte Flair made SI’s Fittest 50 list, which assesses and ranks the most in-shape athletes across the sporting world.
Rollins, who was the WWE heavyweight champion before a knee injury last year, and Flair, the current WWE women’s champion and daughter of legendary wrestler Ric Flair, both made the list, as determined by SI’s editors and an expert panel of strength and conditioning coaches, trainers and sport scientists.
Both wrestlers have displayed those qualities in their respective runs of success. Flair is No. 24 among women and Rollins is No. 24 on the men’s list.
Strength, speed, endurance, agility, flexibility and sport-specific skill all figured into the rankings.
It was announced today Seth will be on Sportscenter’s ‘Off the Top Rope’ with Jonathan Coachman on ESPN tomorrow night at 9PM to get the “real comeback story” from the man himself. Be sure to tune in!
— Jonathan Coachman (@TheCoachESPN) May 23, 2016
With the surprise return of Seth at Extreme Rules WWE recently unveilded the newest Seth Rollins merchandise which is avaible for pre-order now at WWEShop.com – So head on over now and support your boy by getting your some fresh new Rollins gear. 😉
In what was an intense battle for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship between current champion Roman Reigns and contender AJ Styles at Extreme Rules that saw Roman Reigns emerge the victor after a crushing spear in mid-air to AJ Styles to retain his championship. However, Roman’s celebration was short lived as the crowd came to their feet when our very own Seth Rollins made a surprise return after months of recovering from a knee injury. He immediately attacked battle-weary Roman Reigns, pedigreed him to the mat and went on to hold up the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, a title in which he never actually lost.
The message was clear for all to see as Extreme Rules went off the air. Roman Reigns days as champion are numbered.
According to PWInsider.com, Rollins’ return from knee surgery is scheduled to take place on or near the June 6 episode of Raw, one week after the already advertised return of Cena. Of course, during the absences of Cena and Rollins, as well as Orton, the WWE has had a mixed bag of results as it attempts to push new stars. On one hand, WrestleMania 32 was the most successful WWE pay-per-view of all-time, smashing all sorts of company records. On the other hand, Raw ratings are in the tank and have been for most of the time that Cena and Rollins have been injured. While Cena’s return is obviously crucial to the future success of WWE, Rollins’ return is just as is important. He’s one of WWE’s highest paid superstars and one of its top overall performers, with an incredibly bright future as either a heel or a babyface—depending on what role he’s placed in upon his return. That will also affect which superstars Rollins will feud with, but regardless of whether he’s a hero or a villain, it’s fair to say that there will be no shortage of great rivalries for him when he’s back. Let’s take a look at five potential return feuds for the highly anticipated comeback of Seth Rollins, who should breathe new life into a WWE product that needs it.
If Rollins returns as a face, there’s no better full-time heel for him to feud with than Kevin Owens. The WWE is noticeably lacking in the top heel department, and Owens easily takes the crown as the best overall heel performer in the company. The booking of his character hasn’t been as consistent as it should be, but still, he’s proven to be a true heel who actually wants to get booed and would thus make the perfect opponent for Rollins. It is going to be almost impossible to book Rollins as anything but a face upon his return because the fans are going to respect him so much for quickly working his way back from a devastating knee injury that could have ended his career. So, if he does indeed return as a fan favorite and WWE wants him to feud with a heel rather than another face, then Owens is that guy. Owens vs. Rollins could catapult both guys to new heights in their respective roles and would almost assuredly result in an incredible series of matches from two of WWE’s best in-ring performers.
Can you say dream match?
With AJ Styles firmly entrenched as a main-event talent along with Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows of “The Club,” there may never be a better time to see Styles vs. Rollins in a rivalry that didn’t even seem like a possibility just a year or two ago. Styles’ popularity is soaring right now, and Rollins’ is sure to as well upon his return, making this a potentially intriguing clash of two superb talents. Whether Rollins works as the heel or battles Styles in a face vs. face feud, these are two rare superstars who have the backing of both the casual fan and the hardcore ones, and they would legitimately have the potential to put on a few Match of the Year candidates against each other and be the torchbearers of WWE’s “New Era.” Continue Reading