Seth Rollins is the top babyface in the WWE right now and has come a long way from his days as one-third of The Shield.
In fact, during his time with the dominant faction, he was often regarded as the least likely to become a main eventer with Dean Ambrose given the bulk of the talking responsibilities as well as a United States title run, and Roman Reigns being pushed as the next great powerhouse.
However, The Architect has gone on to, arguably, outshine his former peers and make himself a bona fide main eventer in the company, but speaking to GiveMeSport during the WWE's recent tour of the UK, we asked Rollins if his character would have been similar if it wasn't for The Shield.
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"Most certainly not. If you watch the Seth Rollins in NXT, he's much different to the Seth Rollins you see today, and I believe that is completely due to the Shield. The Shield existed for a very short period of time, relatively speaking.
"We were very effective, we all kind of defined our roles in the group, but the break up of The Shield was the catalyst for what the Seth Rollins is now and far different to what it would have been otherwise."
With stables like The Corporation and the Nation of Domination helping to make The Rock and D-Generation-X helping to build Triple H, should there be more of them in the WWE today?
"I think it just depends on the superstars. The situation that we were in called for a faction and if that makes sense, then by all means. You look at the Wyatt Family and the New Day; you've got three-man groups and they are very effective. I don't want to see 16 different factions all over the place and one guy by himself. I think it is good to switch it up."
Rollins is one-fifth of Team Raw that will face Team SmackDown Live in a traditional Survivor Series matchup this Sunday, and the event means he will team alongside Reigns - who he was a tag team champion with - and face off against Ambrose.
Any kind of match with all three men in is a joy for the fans and Sunday will be no different. Do you guys think Rollins would have been such a star without The Shield? Let us know in the comments below.
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