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* RoleEndingMisdemeanor:
** Subverted. There was an incident in February 2015 with some nude photos on Rollins' Instagram account, and many feared that the resulting fallout would bring his push to a screeching halt. Him cashing in his Money in the Bank contract at ''[=WrestleMania=] 31'' proved this not to be the case.
** It was also thought by some more paranoid fans of his that the death knell to his push would come soon after he accidentally broke Cena's nose with a rising knee, forcing WWE's top star to miss a couple of weeks for surgery. Again, he managed to avoid any apparent backstage heat for the accident (and WWE even took the opportunity to [[http://euroshop.wwe.com/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-main/default/dwb299acb7/images/large/W10205.jpg make some merch out of it!]]) - although, in a cruel twist of fate, he would later tear several ligaments in that same knee and be forced to vacate the title.


* XPacHeat: Gained this during the later half of 2019 in which fans have started to boo him despite being a face. This is because of a bad combination of questionable booking during his Universal Championship runs and comments he made in real life. The heat is so bad that its often compare too Roman Reigns' heat before he announced his leukemia reemergence.

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* XPacHeat: Gained this during the later half of 2019 in which fans have started to boo him despite being a face. This is because of a bad combination of questionable booking during his Universal Championship runs and comments he made in real life. The heat is so bad that its it was often compare too compared to the heat Roman Reigns' heat Reigns had before he announced his leukemia reemergence.


** Subverted. There was an incident in February 2015 with some nude photos on Rollins' Instagram account, and many feared that the resulting fallout would bring the Money In The Bank holder's push to a screeching halt. Wrestlemania 31 proved this not to be the case.
** With the revelations about [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment some past social media content]] from the person whose discovered presence in his life was the impetus for the spreading of those photos, this is creeping back up again as a concern or even a wish on the part of certain sets of fans.

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** Subverted. There was an incident in February 2015 with some nude photos on Rollins' Instagram account, and many feared that the resulting fallout would bring the Money In The Bank holder's his push to a screeching halt. Wrestlemania 31 Him cashing in his Money in the Bank contract at ''[=WrestleMania=] 31'' proved this not to be the case.
** With the revelations about [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment some past social media content]] from the person whose discovered presence in his life was the impetus for the spreading of those photos, this is creeping back up again as a concern or even a wish on the part of certain sets of fans.
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* NotSoAboveItAll[=/=]NotSoDifferent: Rollins, since his heel turn, has long mocked former fellow Shield member Wrestling/DeanAmbrose for being, well, a bit nuts (which, to be fair, is ''completely true''). The final RAW scene of 2014, though (see MoralEventHorizon), reveals that Rollins may be as twisted in the head as Ambrose - he just hides it better.


* AuthorsSavingThrow: The RAW after ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries'' 2019, Seth had a FaceHeelTurn by [[MeanBoss berating the rest of the lockerroom]] for RAW losing at ''Survivor Series'' before getting Stunner-ed by Kevin Owens. People reacted positively to this for many reasons -- because they genuinely enjoy him as a heel, because they thought his 2019 face run had made him bland, because they were bitter over Rollins' careless social media statements that had drawn a lot of ire from inside and outside the WWE fanbase, because they were still bitter about his match with the Fiend at ''Hell in a Cell'', and/or they thought that after the severe XPacHeat Rollins had built up for all of the above, making him turn heel was WWE's best possible way of handling it.

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* AuthorsSavingThrow: The RAW ''Raw'' after ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries'' 2019, Seth had a FaceHeelTurn by [[MeanBoss berating the rest of the lockerroom]] locker room]] for RAW ''Raw'' losing at ''Survivor Series'' before getting Stunner-ed being given a Stunner by Kevin Owens. People reacted positively to this for many reasons -- because they genuinely enjoy him as a heel, because they thought his 2019 face run had made him bland, because they were bitter over Rollins' careless social media statements that had drawn a lot of ire from inside and outside the WWE fanbase, because they were still bitter about his match with the Fiend at ''Hell in a Cell'', and/or they thought that after the severe XPacHeat Rollins had built up for all of the above, making him turn heel was WWE's best possible way of handling it.


* NeverLiveItDown:
** While cheating on his fiancée was probably going to land him here already, especially with the addition of naked photos of both him and his new flame being posted on the day he was caught out, it's now compounded by her being fired for posting insensitive photos. ''Correction'': his new ''bisexual'' flame who had an altar of Nazi memorabilia and hand-drew a picture of [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Pony Hitler]]. (Like she wouldn't be first in line to be shot by the Nazis for being degenerate.)
** Also, there's his reputation of allegedly being unsafe in the ring with Sting, Cena, and most recently Finn Balor all being injured quite badly during matches against Seth Rollins (with Sting's career ending after his match against Seth). Bret Hart himself has repeatedly harped on Seth for being unsafe in the ring and it got to the point where when a student at Seth Rollins' wrestling school died, people started joking around about how "[[TheJinx even Seth's school is unsafe!]]"
** The thing that probably did more to permanently mar Seth's image than any other for a lot of people was his ill-advised social media presence in 2019. It was bad enough when he got into a slanging match with Wrestling/WillOspreay on Twitter where he boasted that he was better than Will based on ''how much money WWE was paying him,'' which was seen as tacky as classless, but the last straw came in July of 2019 when he took shots at Wrestling/JonMoxley (his former "brother" Dean Ambrose) about leaving WWE to join Wrestling/{{AEW}}, accusing Moxley of "trying to take dinner off [his] table". This was seen as backstabbing off the highest order (considering that Jon had in the past referred to Seth as his "wrestling soulmate" and had never had a bad word to say about him) and caused many people to write Rollins off as a corporate ass-kisser only concerned with money who'd throw even his best friends under the bus [[ProfessionalButtKisser to suck up to Vince]].
** 2019 ''Hell in a Cell'''s main event went down being seen as one of the worst main events ''ever'' with Seth getting the brunt of the backlash after the idiotically-booked finish that sent his already-faltering main event run cross into full-blown XPacHeat that saw a quick rematch at ''Crown Jewel'' crowning The Fiend as Universal Champion and a FaceHeelTurn as a desperate pair of AuthorsSavingThrow to try to contain the damage.

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* NeverLiveItDown:
** While cheating on his fiancée was probably going to land him here already, especially with the addition of naked photos of both him and his new flame being posted on the day he was caught out, it's now compounded by her being fired for posting insensitive photos. ''Correction'': his new ''bisexual'' flame who had an altar of Nazi memorabilia and hand-drew a picture of [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Pony Hitler]]. (Like she wouldn't be first in line to be shot by the Nazis for being degenerate.)
** Also, there's his reputation of allegedly being unsafe in the ring with Sting, Cena, and most recently Finn Balor all being injured quite badly during matches against Seth Rollins (with Sting's career ending after his match against Seth). Bret Hart himself has repeatedly harped on Seth for being unsafe in the ring and it got to the point where when a student at Seth Rollins' wrestling school died, people started joking around about how "[[TheJinx even Seth's school is unsafe!]]"
** The thing that probably did more to permanently mar Seth's image than any other for a lot of people was his ill-advised social media presence in 2019. It was bad enough when he got into a slanging match with Wrestling/WillOspreay on Twitter where he boasted that he was better than Will based on ''how much money WWE was paying him,'' which was seen as tacky as classless, but the last straw came in July of 2019 when he took shots at Wrestling/JonMoxley (his former "brother" Dean Ambrose) about leaving WWE to join Wrestling/{{AEW}}, accusing Moxley of "trying to take dinner off [his] table". This was seen as backstabbing off the highest order (considering that Jon had in the past referred to Seth as his "wrestling soulmate" and had never had a bad word to say about him) and caused many people to write Rollins off as a corporate ass-kisser only concerned with money who'd throw even his best friends under the bus [[ProfessionalButtKisser to suck up to Vince]].
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NeverLiveItDown: 2019 ''Hell in a Cell'''s main event went down being seen as one of the worst main events ''ever'' with Seth getting the brunt of the backlash after the idiotically-booked finish that sent his already-faltering main event run cross into full-blown XPacHeat that saw a quick rematch at ''Crown Jewel'' crowning The Fiend as Universal Champion and a FaceHeelTurn as a desperate pair of AuthorsSavingThrow to try to contain the damage.


* ShockingSwerve: The June 2, 2014 episode of Raw concluded with Rollins stabbing his own "brothers" InTheBack by beating them with a steel chair and rejoining Wrestling/TheAuthority as Triple H's "Plan B" ("Plan A" being the failed Wrestling/{{Evolution}} reunion which Wrestling/{{Batista}} had just put an end to). Because Seth was regarded as both the brains and the heart of the team, ''nobody'' saw it coming—especially not Ambrose and Reigns.

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* ShockingSwerve: ShockingMoments: The June 2, 2014 episode of Raw concluded with Rollins stabbing his own "brothers" InTheBack by beating them with a steel chair and rejoining Wrestling/TheAuthority as Triple H's "Plan B" ("Plan A" being the failed Wrestling/{{Evolution}} reunion which Wrestling/{{Batista}} had just put an end to). Because Seth was regarded as both the brains and the heart of the team, ''nobody'' saw it coming—especially not Ambrose and Reigns.Reigns.
* SignatureScene:
** Turning heel on Reigns and Ambrose, joining Wrestling/TheAuthority and marking the end of Wrestling/TheShield as a group.
** Cashing in his Wrestling/MoneyInTheBank briefcase during Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar's championship match to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestling/WrestleMania 31.
** Ending Lesnar's second run with the Universal Championship at 'Mania 36, with the help of [[GroinAttack a nutshot]]. Even moreso, beating him for the title again later that same year in the main event at Wrestling/SummerSlam, ''[[CueTheFlyingPigs clean]]'' this time!
** The birth of his Monday Night Messiah persona, which returned him to his heelish ways and [[WinBackTheCrowd turned around many people's opinions of his TV work]].


** While cheating on his fiancée was probably going to land him here already, especially with the addition of naked photos of both him and his new flame being posted on the day he was caught out, it's now compounded by her being fired for posting insensitive photos. ''Correction'': his new ''bisexual'' flame who hand-drew a picture of [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Pony Hitler]]. (Like she wouldn't be first in line to be shot by the Nazis for being degenerate.)

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** While cheating on his fiancée was probably going to land him here already, especially with the addition of naked photos of both him and his new flame being posted on the day he was caught out, it's now compounded by her being fired for posting insensitive photos. ''Correction'': his new ''bisexual'' flame who had an altar of Nazi memorabilia and hand-drew a picture of [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Pony Hitler]]. (Like she wouldn't be first in line to be shot by the Nazis for being degenerate.)

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** The thing that probably did more to permanently mar Seth's image than any other for a lot of people was his ill-advised social media presence in 2019. It was bad enough when he got into a slanging match with Wrestling/WillOspreay on Twitter where he boasted that he was better than Will based on ''how much money WWE was paying him,'' which was seen as tacky as classless, but the last straw came in July of 2019 when he took shots at Wrestling/JonMoxley (his former "brother" Dean Ambrose) about leaving WWE to join Wrestling/{{AEW}}, accusing Moxley of "trying to take dinner off [his] table". This was seen as backstabbing off the highest order (considering that Jon had in the past referred to Seth as his "wrestling soulmate" and had never had a bad word to say about him) and caused many people to write Rollins off as a corporate ass-kisser only concerned with money who'd throw even his best friends under the bus [[ProfessionalButtKisser to suck up to Vince]].


* WinBackTheCrowd: In the lead-up to Seth's Universal Championship match against Wrestling/BrockLesnar at ''Wrestling/SummerSlam 2019,'' he and WWE had to deal with the problem that, well, people didn't ''like'' Seth much any more. A combination of poor booking during Seth's initial run with the Universal Championship (most squandered on an underwhelming feud against Wrestling/BaronCorbin which also utterly ''butchered'' the in-series adaptation of his RealLife relationship with Wrestling/BeckyLynch), poor character writing in the lead-up to the Brock rematch (including an ''abysmal'' promo where they had Seth trying to do "[[Wrestling/JohnCena Cena]] material" and poorly-thought out actions that made him look like an idiot) and some real-life blunders on social media that made him look like a corporate kiss-ass had completely cooled most of the audience off on him, to the point that at the start of the match against the widely-hated Brock, ''Seth'' was the one getting booed! And yet, over the course of that brutal 13 minute match (a far cry from their 2:30 GroinAttack-based CurbStompBattle at ''Wrestling/WrestleMania'' earlier that year) Seth managed to win the entire crowd over bit by bit until the ''entire'' arena was cheering for him and exploded when he pinned Brock cleanly to reclaim the Universal Championship. While in no small part a reminder of how good Brock can be when he actually cares about a match and is willing to put in the effort, it was largely hailed as a testament to the sheer in-ring talent of Seth Rollins as a performer.

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* WinBackTheCrowd: WinBackTheCrowd:
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In the lead-up to Seth's Universal Championship match against Wrestling/BrockLesnar at ''Wrestling/SummerSlam 2019,'' he and WWE had to deal with the problem that, well, unfortunately, people didn't ''like'' Seth much any more. A combination of poor booking during Seth's initial run with the Universal Championship (most squandered on an underwhelming prominently his overly-long and stagnant feud against Wrestling/BaronCorbin which did neither of their careers any favours and which also utterly ''butchered'' the in-series adaptation of his RealLife relationship with Wrestling/BeckyLynch), poor character writing in the lead-up to the Brock rematch (including an ''abysmal'' promo where they had Seth trying to do "[[Wrestling/JohnCena Cena]] material" and poorly-thought out poorly-thought-out actions that made him look like an idiot) and some real-life blunders on social media that made him look like a corporate kiss-ass had completely cooled most of the audience off on him, to the point that at the start of the match against the widely-hated Brock, ''Seth'' was the one getting booed! And yet, over the course of that brutal 13 minute match (a far cry from their 2:30 GroinAttack-based CurbStompBattle at ''Wrestling/WrestleMania'' earlier that year) Seth managed to win the entire crowd over bit by bit until the ''entire'' arena was cheering for him and exploded when he pinned Brock cleanly to reclaim the Universal Championship. While in no small part a reminder of how good Brock can be when he actually cares about a match and is willing to put in the effort, it was largely hailed as a testament to the sheer in-ring talent of Seth Rollins as a performer.performer.
** His late 2019 FaceHeelTurn. After the infamous ''Wrestling/HellInACell'' match and further blunders on social media had completely ruined his babyface image, WWE began writing Seth as slowly becoming more and more unhinged and rude, culminating in him finally snapping in the weeks after ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries'', becoming a KnightTemplar and recruiting the Authors of Pain as his muscle. Seth's new Monday Night Messiah persona has since been hailed as exactly what the doctor ordered to fix his career trajectory.


* WinBackTheCrowd: In the lead-up to Seth's Universal Championship match against Wrestling/BrockLesnar at ''Wrestling/SummerSlam 2019,'' he and WWE had to deal with the problem that, well, people didn't ''like'' Seth much any more. A combination of poor booking during Seth's initial run with the Universal Championship (most squandered on an underwhelming feud against Wrestling/BaronCorbin), poor character writing in the lead-up to the Brock rematch (including an ''abysmal'' promo where they had Seth trying to do "[[Wrestling/JohnCena Cena]] material" and poorly-thought out actions that made him look like an idiot) and some real-life blunders on social media that made him look like a corporate kiss-ass had completely cooled most of the audience off on him, to the point that at the start of the match against the widely-hated Brock, ''Seth'' was the one getting booed! And yet, over the course of that brutal 13 minute match (a far cry from their 2:30 GroinAttack-based CurbStompBattle at ''Wrestling/WrestleMania'' earlier that year) Seth managed to win the entire crowd over bit by bit until the ''entire'' arena was cheering for him and exploded when he pinned Brock cleanly to reclaim the Universal Championship. While in no small part a reminder of how good Brock can be when he actually cares about a match and is willing to put in the effort, it was largely hailed as a testament to the sheer in-ring talent of Seth Rollins as a performer.

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* WinBackTheCrowd: In the lead-up to Seth's Universal Championship match against Wrestling/BrockLesnar at ''Wrestling/SummerSlam 2019,'' he and WWE had to deal with the problem that, well, people didn't ''like'' Seth much any more. A combination of poor booking during Seth's initial run with the Universal Championship (most squandered on an underwhelming feud against Wrestling/BaronCorbin), Wrestling/BaronCorbin which also utterly ''butchered'' the in-series adaptation of his RealLife relationship with Wrestling/BeckyLynch), poor character writing in the lead-up to the Brock rematch (including an ''abysmal'' promo where they had Seth trying to do "[[Wrestling/JohnCena Cena]] material" and poorly-thought out actions that made him look like an idiot) and some real-life blunders on social media that made him look like a corporate kiss-ass had completely cooled most of the audience off on him, to the point that at the start of the match against the widely-hated Brock, ''Seth'' was the one getting booed! And yet, over the course of that brutal 13 minute match (a far cry from their 2:30 GroinAttack-based CurbStompBattle at ''Wrestling/WrestleMania'' earlier that year) Seth managed to win the entire crowd over bit by bit until the ''entire'' arena was cheering for him and exploded when he pinned Brock cleanly to reclaim the Universal Championship. While in no small part a reminder of how good Brock can be when he actually cares about a match and is willing to put in the effort, it was largely hailed as a testament to the sheer in-ring talent of Seth Rollins as a performer.


* AuthorsSavingThrow: The RAW after ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries'' 2019, Seth had a FaceHeelTurn by [[MeanBoss berating the rest of the lockerroom]] for RAW losing at ''Survivor Series'' before getting Stunner-ed by Kevin Owens. People reacted positively to this for many reasons -- because they genuinely enjoy him as a heel, because they thought his 2019 face run had made him bland, because they were bitter over Rollins' careless social media statements that had drawn a lot of ire from inside and outside the WWE fanbase, because they were still bitter about his match with the Fiend at ''Hell in a Cell'' and/or they thought that after the severe XPacHeat Rollins had built up for all of the above, making him turn heel was WWE's best possible way of handling it.

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* AuthorsSavingThrow: The RAW after ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries'' 2019, Seth had a FaceHeelTurn by [[MeanBoss berating the rest of the lockerroom]] for RAW losing at ''Survivor Series'' before getting Stunner-ed by Kevin Owens. People reacted positively to this for many reasons -- because they genuinely enjoy him as a heel, because they thought his 2019 face run had made him bland, because they were bitter over Rollins' careless social media statements that had drawn a lot of ire from inside and outside the WWE fanbase, because they were still bitter about his match with the Fiend at ''Hell in a Cell'' Cell'', and/or they thought that after the severe XPacHeat Rollins had built up for all of the above, making him turn heel was WWE's best possible way of handling it.

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** 2019 ''Hell in a Cell'''s main event went down being seen as one of the worst main events ''ever'' with Seth getting the brunt of the backlash after the idiotically-booked finish that sent his already-faltering main event run cross into full-blown XPacHeat that saw a quick rematch at ''Crown Jewel'' crowning The Fiend as Universal Champion and a FaceHeelTurn as a desperate pair of AuthorsSavingThrow to try to contain the damage.


* AuthorsSavingThrow: The RAW after ''Wrestlong/SurvivorSeries'' 2019, Seth had a FaceHeelTurn by [[MeanBoss berating the rest of the lockerroom]] for RAW losing at ''Survivor Series'' before getting Stunner-ed by Kevin Owens. People reacted positively to this for many reasons -- because they genuinely enjoy him as a heel, because they thought his 2019 face run had made him bland, because they were bitter over Rollins' careless social media statements that had drawn a lot of ire from inside and outside the WWE fanbase, because they were still bitter about his match with the Fiend at ''Hell in a Cell'' and/or they thought that after the severe XPacHeat Rollins had built up for all of the above, making him turn heel was WWE's best possible way of handling it.

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* AuthorsSavingThrow: The RAW after ''Wrestlong/SurvivorSeries'' ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries'' 2019, Seth had a FaceHeelTurn by [[MeanBoss berating the rest of the lockerroom]] for RAW losing at ''Survivor Series'' before getting Stunner-ed by Kevin Owens. People reacted positively to this for many reasons -- because they genuinely enjoy him as a heel, because they thought his 2019 face run had made him bland, because they were bitter over Rollins' careless social media statements that had drawn a lot of ire from inside and outside the WWE fanbase, because they were still bitter about his match with the Fiend at ''Hell in a Cell'' and/or they thought that after the severe XPacHeat Rollins had built up for all of the above, making him turn heel was WWE's best possible way of handling it.


* AuthorsSavingThrow: The RAW after ''Wrestlong/SurvivorSeries'' 2019, Seth had a FaceHeelTurn by [[MeanBoss berating the rest of the lockerroom]] for RAW losing at ''Survivor Series'' before getting Stunner-ed by Kevin Owens. People reacted positively to this for many reasons -- because they genuinely enjoy him as a heel, because they thought his 2019 face run had made him bland, because they were bitter over Rollins' careless social media statements that had drawn a lot of ire from inside and outside the WWE fanbase, because they were still bitter about his match with the Fiend at ''Hell in a Cell'' and/or tbey thought that after the severe XPacHeat Rollins had built up for all of the above, making him turn heel was WWE's best possible way of handling it.

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* AuthorsSavingThrow: The RAW after ''Wrestlong/SurvivorSeries'' 2019, Seth had a FaceHeelTurn by [[MeanBoss berating the rest of the lockerroom]] for RAW losing at ''Survivor Series'' before getting Stunner-ed by Kevin Owens. People reacted positively to this for many reasons -- because they genuinely enjoy him as a heel, because they thought his 2019 face run had made him bland, because they were bitter over Rollins' careless social media statements that had drawn a lot of ire from inside and outside the WWE fanbase, because they were still bitter about his match with the Fiend at ''Hell in a Cell'' and/or tbey they thought that after the severe XPacHeat Rollins had built up for all of the above, making him turn heel was WWE's best possible way of handling it.

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