When Did Seth Rollins Win His First WWE World Championship?

Seth Rollins WrestleMania 31

Seth Rollins is a three-time World Champion in WWE and one of the most decorated stars on the entire roster. The former Ring of Honor star signed with the company back in 2010 and began his journey to stardom in developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling.

When FCW became NXT two years later Rollins became the first-ever NXT Champion before making his main roster debut as part of The Shield. The star made a shock appearance at Survivor Series 2012 alongside Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose (Jon Moxley) as the trio helped CM Punk retain the WWE Championship.

Seth Rollins Completes The ‘Heist Of The Century”

Fast forward to June 2nd 2014 and during Monday Night Raw, Rollins shockingly turned his back on his Shield brothers to align with Triple H and The Authority. Following his heel turn, Rollins entered himself into the Money in the Bank Ladder Match which he duly won with help from Authority associate Kane. Over the next nine months Rollins held onto his prized briefcase while feuding with the likes of Dean Ambrose, John Cena and Randy Orton.

At Survivor Series 2014, Rollins competed as part of The Authority against Team Cena, where if the former lost they would lose control of WWE. The would-be World Champion was the last survivor for his team as Sting made his shock debut ensuring Dolph Ziggler won for Team Cena.

However, the Authority were back in control of WWE come January, as Seth Rollins took on John Cena and Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship at the Royal Rumble. In the end it was The Beast who got the win by pinning Rollins. But The Architect would soon have his revenge.

At WrestleMania 31, Rollins was defeated early in the show by Randy Orton, but he was determined to end his night on a high. During the WWE Championship match between Roman Reigns and champion Brock Lesnar, Rollins cashed-in his Money in the Bank contract. With the bout now a Triple Threat Match, the star fought off pinned is former Reigns to claim a famous and remarkable victory. His shock win was dubbed the ‘Heist of the Century.’

Seth Rollins held the WWE Championship for 220 days with his reign only being brought to an end by a serious knee injury which forced him to vacate the title.