I’ve written several pieces over the past week about how much I adore what Seth Rollins has been doing with his character lately - on social media in particular. While I greatly enjoyed his interviews before and after Fastlane last night (Mar. 21), I wasn’t going to get into it again.
But I decided I would because (a) the internet needs more stuff about things people like, and (b) this is SO GOOD.
As you’re probably aware, one of the things Rollins appears to be parodying with his latest heel upgrade is how awkward he was a babyface - especially on Twitter. His attempts at positive or motivational posts led to beefs with other wrestlers, or just being so gotten-to that he’d deactivate his account. That’s why the constant, oblivious harping like this...
Social media LOVES ME! https://t.co/GX0atOlo6U— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) March 22, 2021
... is so damn funny.
But his other post-Fastlane tweet took it to the next level. It’s because he’s basically repackaged one of his most controversial “rah rah” face stances...
Doubling down. Best pro wrestling on the planet. See that Cruiserweight Triple Threat? And that’s just one night, one match amongst the many. Find anyone else alive who does what I do as well as I do it as often as I do it. Ya can’t. #WWEStompingGrounds #UniversalChampion @WWE— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) June 23, 2019
... for his new schtick...
WHAT A PPV! @WWE IS THE BEST WRESTLING IN THE WORLD! EVERYONE BUSTED THEIR HUMPS TONIGHT!#proud #WWEFastlane— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) March 22, 2021
Is it a problem that I love him as a heel and hated him as a face? I don’t know. I promise to boo him if I ever go to a live wrestling show. Is that good enough for you? #FICKLE
Anyway, great job Rollins, you bastard.