Sometimes amid all the drama over what’s “best for business,” Superstars lose sight of what matters most in the WWE Universe — becoming the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. It’s the top prize in all of sports-entertainment, signifying the best in the business. The prestigious honor was first achieved by Buddy Rogers all the way back in 1963 when he defeated Antonino Rocca in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Since then, a who’s who of squared-circle legends have been able to call themselves a WWE World Heavyweight Champion. But, which of these competitors was the greatest champion?
The WWE Universe might not necessarily be in agreement on this, but let’s be honest: Seth Rollins isn’t just blowing smoke when he calls himself “The Future of WWE.” Handpicked by The Authority to usher in a new era of sports-entertainment, The Architect shocked the world when he rushed the ring in the middle of WrestleMania 31’s main event to cash in his Money in the Bank contract and defeat both Roman Reigns and defending champion Brock Lesnar on The Grandest Stage of Them All.
Since that career-defining accomplishment, Rollins has turned back challenges from Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Randy Orton, survived a one-on-one encounter with The Beast Incarnate with his title reign intact and captured John Cena’s United States Championship, becoming the first Superstar in history to hold the U.S. and WWE World Heavyweight Titles simultaneously. Before the age of 30, this incredible athlete has accomplished what it takes some competitors a lifetime to achieve. Forget potential: The future is now. — JAMES WORTMAN
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.
On August 13th, Seth Rollins takes the WWE Universe to the gym to showcase his Crossfit abilities in the latest WWE Body Series.