Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns will forever be connected due to their time in The Shield and their ongoing rivalry ever since.
But despite no longer being on the same weekly brand, Seth Rollins has not held back in praising Reigns work, particularly the development of his role as ‘The Tribal Chief’.
After a five-month break, Roman Reigns returned to WWE at SummerSlam 2020, attacking Braun Strowman and “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt following their battle for the Universal Championship.
Just a few days later during SmackDown, Paul Heyman joined forces with Roman Reigns creating the beginning of “The Tribal Cheif” character. Reigns would become Universal Champion at the following premium live event Payback on August 30th 2020, thus beginning the longest reign for any Champion in WWE since 1988.
Over the last three years, Reigns has declared that he was performing in “God mode”, created The Bloodline, and positioned himself at the head of the table.
Reigns’ former friend and nemesis Seth Rollins has been adding to his own legacy during this time, thanks to a long-term feud with Cody Rhodes, and becoming WWE World Heavyweight Champion this past May.
The architect was the guest on the latest episode of Impaulsive, sitting down with his WrestleMania 39 opponent Logan Paul.
During the interview, Rollins praised The Bloodline storyline, and how his former teammate from The Shield has come into his own with character development.
“He really found his groove being ‘The Tribal Chief,’ this mob boss character.”
“One of the things that 2020 and 2021 gave us as an organization was an opportunity to do things we may not normally do, because no one was watching TV at the time.
We were still doing live shows every single week but we had a chance to play with our characters and take a risk.”
“It turned into one of the best possible outcomes for him and for the industry,”
“If you look at the story arc of what The Bloodline and Roman Reigns have been over the past few years, it’s virtually unmatched.”
Seth Rollins might look to revisit his feud with Reigns, the pair last colliding at the Royal Rumble 2022, but currently has his hands full with The Judgment Day.
Finn Balor has been looking to exact revenge for the injury he suffered at the hands of Rollins during the first ever Universal Championship match at SummerSlam 2016.
The pair battled for the World Heavyweight Championship at Money In The Bank in a match that seemed to be going Balor’s way until a distraction from Damien Priest helped Rollins retain his Championship.
As SummerSlam gets closer, Seth Rollins will be hoping to continue to get the better of The Judgment Day’s Balor, Priest, and Dominik Mysterio.
H/t to WrestlingInc