It’s remarkable to think that Seth Rollins burst onto the WWE scene wearing all-black combat gear at Survivor Series 2012. Since then then star has undergone numerous transformations, but none bigger than when he transitioned into becoming The Visionary.
As the months passed Rollins’ outfits and ring gear became more and more flamboyant often taking on a life of their own on social media. Sarath Ton, the man in charge of creating the eye-catching outfits recently appeared on the Notsam Wrestling podcast to give an insight into the process.
Sarath Ton On Coming Up With Seth Rollins’ Ring Gear
Ton, who is also known for being married to Sasha Banks, revealed that Rollins will often just let him go “balls to the wall” with his designs, while on other occasions he’ll have a particular look in mind.
“He lets me just do my thing sometimes,” Ton said. “Sometimes he’ll have an idea that he wants to go by, and sometimes he’s just like, ‘Hey, maybe use this colour,’ but he’ll usually let me go balls to the wall with whatever I want. When we were doing Clash at the Castle, we were in Wales,” he shared. “So I walked up to him, ‘Hey, Wales. Rocketman.’ He was like, ‘Alright, I like where you’re going with it.’ And then a week later he sends me a picture of Taron Egerton in ‘Rocketman’ in the outfit, and I’m like, ‘Cool, let’s go.'”
At WWE Hell In A Cell Rollins donned the yellow polka dots once sported by his rival Cody Rhodes’ father, Dusty Rhodes. Ton revealed that he spoke to the American Nightmare about the design, adding that it was almost in black lace, before deciding to go more in line with the original.
“Then I sat down and was like, ‘Nah, I think it’d be better if we stuck to how it originally looked,'” Ton recalled. “So I went and found football spandex, a matte black that doesn’t have too much shine to it, a matte yellow, and just went super ’80s. It looks simple, but you get the feel, the emotion behind it way more than if we did a bedazzled Seth Rollins look that was inspired by Dusty.”
H/t to Wrestling Inc