Seth Rollins has seen substantial success since signing with WWE in 2010. As one of WWE’s top superstars, he has remained a constant fixture at the top of the card since his main roster debut in 2012.
However, one former WWE writer was unconvinced that Seth Rollins would become a major star for the organisation, as revealed on a podcast this week.
Former WWE Writer Admits He Didn’t See Seth Rollins As A Big Star
“I didn’t see him being as big of a star as he became. Gabe [Sapolsky] did.”
Jacobs then expanded on his reasoning behind this belief.
“It wasn’t how obvious a star that anybody was going to be at that time, because that gap of independents and WWE was still strong in 2007.”
Interestingly, Jimmy Jacobs is a former tag partner of Seth Rollins (then known as Tyler Black). The duo captured the ROH Tag Team Championships twice in 2007 and 2008 while part of a faction known as “The Age of the Fall.”
Jacob’s claims do hold some merit. In 2007, WWE did not hire many stars known as “indie talent.” CM Punk was an exception to the rule, but by 2007, WWE had yet to bring in Daniel Bryan, Cesaro or Kevin Owens. During this year, WWE’s top championship was held by only three men; John Cena, Randy Orton, and Triple H. None of these men had ever competed for Ring of Honor or similar independent federations, which adds handy context to Jacob’s beliefs back then.
Since 2007, Seth Rollins has collected achievements left, right and centre. After leaving Ring of Honor and signing with WWE, Rollins became the inaugural NXT Champion in 2012. He made his main roster debut with Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose as The Shield later that year. One decade later, Seth Rollins is a 5-time World Champion.
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