Seth Rollins Profile | Biography | Hot Pictures

Seth Rollins Profile | Biography | Hot Pictures

Seth Rollins Profile | Biography | Hot Pictures

Colby Lopez (born May 28, 1986) is an American professional wrestler, signed to WWE under the ring name Seth Rollins. He is one-half of the current WWE Tag Team Champions with Roman Reigns and was the inaugural NXT Champion. Lopez previously performed under the ring name Tyler Black.

Seth Rollins Profile | Biography | Hot Pictures

Seth Rollins Profile | Biography | Hot Pictures

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
    • As Seth Rollins
      • Avada Kedavra (Superkick, sometimes to a kneeling opponent) – FCW / NXT
      • Blackout (Running pushing stomp to the back of the head or back of a bent-over opponent) – FCW / NXT
      • Flying knee strike – WWE
      • Skywalker (Standing shiranui) – FCW / NXT
    • As Tyler Black
      • Phoenix splash
      • God’s Last Gift / Small Package Driver (Fisherman buster floated over into a small package, sometimes from the top rope)
      • Paroxysm (Swinging lifting inverted DDT)
      • Superkick, sometimes preceded by a turnbuckle powerbomb
  • Signature moves
    • As Seth Rollins
      • Corner forearm smash
      • Diving knee drop, sometimes to an opponent’s leg
      • Multiple kick variations
        • Back
        • Drop
        • Enzuigiri
        • Legsweep
        • Running single leg drop
      • Reverse STO into the turnbuckles
      • Springboard clothesline
      • Suicide dive
      • Turnbuckle powerbomb
    • As Tyler Black
      • Belly to back suplex spun out into a reverse STO
      • Diving splash
      • Fireman’s carry facebuster
      • Inverted hurricanrana
      • Multiple kick variations
        • Big boot
        • Drop
        • Jumping corkscrew roundhouse
      • Running shooting star press
      • Springboard clothesline
      • Standing moonsault
  • With Dean Ambrose
    • Double team signature moves
      • Bow and arrow hold (Ambrose) / Diving knee drop (Rollins) combination
      • Running front dropkick (Ambrose) to an opponent against the ropes followed by a single leg running dropkick (Rollins)
  • With Roman Reigns
    • Double team finishing moves
      • Argentine backbreaker rack (Reigns) / Diving knee drop (Rollins) combination
  • Managers
    • Lacey
    • Rain
    • Allison Wonderland
    • Mr. Milo Beasley
  • Entrance themes
    • “The End of Heartache” by Killswitch Engage (AAW)
    • “Battle On” by War of Ages
    • “The Haunted” by Walls of Jericho
    • “Flesh It Out” by Blues Saraceno
    • “Special Op” by Jim Johnston (WWE; December 16, 2012–present; used while a part of The Shield)

Championships and accomplishments

  • Absolute Intense Wrestling
    • AIW Intense Division Championship (1 time)
  • All American Wrestling
    • AAW Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
    • AAW Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Marek Brave (1) and Jimmy Jacobs(1)
  • Florida Championship Wrestling / NXT Wrestling
    • FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • NXT Championship (1 time)
    • FCW 15 Championship (1 time)
    • FCW Florida Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Richie Steamboat
    • Gold Rush Tournament (2012)
    • Jack Brisco Classic (2011)
    • First FCW Grand Slam Champion
  • Full Impact Pro
    • FIP World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South
    • IWA Mid-South Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Mr. Chainsaw Productions Wrestling
    • MCPW World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • NWA Midwest
    • NWA Midwest Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Marek Brave
  • Pro Wrestling Guerrilla
    • PWG World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Jimmy Jacobs
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • PWI ranked him #17 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2009
  • Ring of Honor
    • ROH World Championship (1 time)
    • ROH World Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Jimmy Jacobs[20]
    • Survival of the Fittest (2009)
  • WWE
    • WWE Tag Team Championship (1 time, current) – with Roman Reigns

Lopez also was a former FCW Florida Heavyweight Champion, FCW 15 Champion and FCW Florida Tag Team Champion with Richie Steamboat and is the first FCW Grand Slam Champion, the most decorated FCW star in its history. He first gained notoriety in Ring of Honor, where he is a former ROH World Champion.

He has competed in Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (where he is a former World Tag Team Champion), Scott County Wrestling, AAW: Professional Wrestling Redefined, Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South, the National Wrestling Alliance, and Wrestling Society X. In several promotions, Black was the tag team partner of Jimmy Jacobs, with the team known as Doin’ It For Her. He was once a member of The Age of the Fall along with Jacobs, and several other wrestlers.

Early career (2005–2006)

Lopez, as Gixx, debuted in 2005 for Scott County Wrestling (SCW). He also worked for Ian Rotten’s IWA Mid-South, and entered the Ted Petty Invitational tournament, defeating Sal Thomaselli before being eliminated by Matt Sydal in the quarter-finals in Hammond, Indiana, on September 23, 2005. He also won the SCW Heavyweight Championship, and spray-painted the championship belt black to mark “The Black Era” in SCW. He later won the IWA Mid-South Light Heavyweight Championship as well.

He soon joined NWA Midwest winning the promotion’s tag team championship with Marek Brave. The two successfully defended the championship against Ryan Boz and Danny Daniels, Brett Wayne and Hype Gotti, and Jayson Reign and Marco Cordova several times in early 2006. He also faced Eric Priest and A.J. Styles in singles matches.

In 2006, he attended Wrestlemania 22 in which he told himself it’d be the last show he sees as a fan.

He briefly appeared in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and teamed with Jeff Luxon in a loss to The Latin American Xchange (Homicideand Hernandez) on Impact in October 2006.

Seth Rollins Profile | Biography | Hot Pictures

Seth Rollins Profile | Biography | Hot Pictures

Independent promotions (2007–2010)

On May 25, 2007, while in a match with the Full Impact Pro (FIP) Tag Team Champions The Briscoes in Melbourne, Florida, Black’s tag team partner Marek Brave suffered a back injury that sidelined him for several weeks before ultimately causing him to retire. Brave returned to competition in 2012. During this time Black pursued a singles career, competing in Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG) where he defeated Joey Ryan on June 10 and former mentor Danny Daniels at the supercard Point of No Return ’07 on June 16.

At PWG’s Life During Wartime on July 6, 2008, Black teamed with Jacobs to win the PWG World Tag Team Championship by defeating Roderick Strong and El Generico, who was a replacement for Jack Evans. At FIP’s event on December 20, 2008 Black defeated Go Shiozaki to win the FIP World Heavyweight Championship. At FIP’s event on May 2, 2009, Davey Richards was awarded the FIP World Heavyweight Championship by forfeit when Black was unable to compete.

Personal Life

Lopez is in a relationship with a woman named Leighla. They have lived together for 5 years and recently moved from Tampa, Florida, back to their hometown of Davenport, Iowa.

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