Well, after a few days removed from the infamous Royal Rumble 2015, it seems as though we have the same things being said over and over again. Truthfully, I don’t know how many more articles I can take written about Roman Reigns or why the Rumble match was so bad. Before I go any further in this article, here is my own recap to that match….
- Bubba Ray as a surprise entrant was great. I thought the collaboration between him and R-Truth was well scripted and played out even better.
- 75% of the wrestlers entered in that match would have served better selling merchandise in the concourse area
- DDP…Really…..Yes his contributions outside the ring are amazing, but one word comes to mind about his career..Overrated!
- Daniel Bryan was eliminated too early and the buzzards were sounded from that point after..
- Bray Wyatt and Dean Ambrose had a great showing and deserved much more than to be eliminated by 2 overinflated, washed up superstars, whose choke slams look as believable as Casper the friendly ghost.
- Roman Reigns was hung out to dry, but he needs to man up and deal with it.
Okay now that the politics of the match are done, let’s look at the true winner of the Royal Rumble, which was Seth Rollins. For my money, Seth stole the show in that electric triple threat match for the WWE Championship. Yes, John Cena put on a great show and Brock Lesnar eventually won the match, but that, in my eyes, was expected. Seth Rollins showed that he is ready to lead the charge and become the next champion. I think his in-ring ability has come a long way and now he just has to work on his promo skills. All of the wrestling fans want to point to his tremendous leap off the top rope onto the Spanish announce table, but I think the way he conducted himself within the confines of the ring impressed me even more.
When The Shield was together, I constantly tried to envision each of them in a singles capacity and Rollins was always my last hope. I know he had a nice background, but I just felt the power of Reigns and Charisma of Ambrose both would outshine him in the spotlight. Well, his future is starting to evolve and is looking brighter now then at any other point in his career. I think being the Authority’s bitch boy has relegated his reaction, but after the championship match you heard the universe give him his proper due.
I am truly having a hard time seeing Rollins be left out of the main event at Wrestlemania 31. The briefcase has been held for a long time and after seeing his performance at the Rumble I think he could put on a better showing than Reigns. Reigns to me is like another Batista, but with more mobility. I think that is one of the main reasons why the Universe started to get bored with him and look for other avenues of connection. Of course the return of Daniel Bryan didn’t help his cause either.
Now, I know I may get slammed for this, but I truly believe Seth Rollins has a chance to be the best showman and superstar since Shawn Michaels. HBK took over the WWE at a time when it needed it most. He was the most electric champion at that time and helped the WWE remain above water. Now is Seth’s time to shine and help inject some new life to a dying show. Will he ever have Michael’s charisma, No! However, if he keeps working on his technique, he could become the closest thing we’ve seen to his character in quite some time. Thoughts?
Tony Cutillo (@TCutillo23)