Fans gave Davenport native Seth Rollins a hero’s welcome when he returned to the iWireless Center for Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown.
On April 28, 2015, hundreds lined up to see Rollins’ homecoming, this time as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
“Oh, its great to see him back. I live just down the road from where he was born in Buffalo, Iowa,” said fan Brice Chapman.
“Iowa’s got a guy now, and it’s awesome that he’s number one right now,” said Steve Guida, who made the trip from Dubuque.
Rollins, whose real name is Colby Lopez, won the crown last month, and successfully defended his title on Sunday. Tuesday, he told News 8 he was very excited to be back in the Quad Cities.
“This is where I was born and raised,” Rollins said. “I mean, these are my people. This is my place. I’ve seen so many shows here, and now I get to walk in as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. It really doesn’t get any better than that.”
Rollins describes the past month as ‘a whirlwind.’
“Now I’ve got a bulls-eye on my back, and everybody’s gunning for me, but I kind of like that. Pressure is where I thrive,” said Rollins.