Seth Rollins is arguably the best wrestler in the world today, and after getting drafted number one in the recent brand split, it's clear the WWE values him as such.
John Cena might still be the face of the company and the closest thing to a household name in the industry, but Rollins is pioneering a new wave of talent that fans have gravitated to because of their in-ring prowess.
The state of wrestling has definitely moved away from the larger than life characters that comprised the 1990s. Fans want an excellent in-ring product and charismatic stars on the microphone who can sell matches.
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Outlandish gimmicks and over-the-top personas appear to have been left in the dust in favour of a more indie-friendly product.
With Dean Ambrose and Dolph Ziggler battling for the WWE World Heavyweight championship at Summerslam and Rollins pitting his wits against Finn Balor for the newly formed WWE Universal championship, it's definitely a sign of the changing times.
The Architect of the Shield took to Twitter to explain why the business is entering a new dawn and suggested it is something that is impossible not to be excited about.
"If you don't love pro wrestling across the board right now and you're not telling all your friends about it then you're just missing out... because a generation that was almost lost is now running the game in all facets. It's a beautiful thing to be at the forefront of and I....can't help but feel like the best is yet to come. "We are the authors, the finishers of our fate..”
The rise of the indie darlings and the stutter of the company bred hand-picked main eventer Roman Reigns has spoken volumes in recent weeks.
It appears as though the internet wrestling community's voice is louder than ever, and with the ratings enjoying a recent spike, it seems to be a good thing for everyone concerned.
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