Seth Rollins Is WWE's Next Top Star Following Elimination Chamber Performance

Aaron BowerFeatured ColumnistFebruary 25, 2014


The Elimination Chamber was a hugely impressive pay-per-view, and the high point of the show arguably came when The Shield took on The Wyatt Family.

It was a brilliant match and featured some pretty amazing spots. However, of all six men who competed in the match, one seemed to stand out above the rest.

And for once, it wasn't Roman Reigns. The enforcer of The Shield has often stole the limelight over recent months. But this time, it was all about Seth Rollins.

His performance was incredibly eye catching, and he was the guy who was in the spotlight. To be honest, this is how it should have been since day oneafter all, he arrived as the brightest prospect of the three.

He was the first-ever NXT champion before he, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns made the switch across to the main roster late in 2012. Go back even further than that, and his record in developmental is phenomenal. In Florida Championship Wrestling, he won the FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship, the FCW 15 Championship and the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship with Richie Steamboat. He has won it all below the main card in the WWE.

A tag team title reign with Reigns was hugely successful before they ultimately dropped the belts to Cody Rhodes and Goldust. He quietly impressed at the Royal Rumble, thoughentering at No. 2 and lasting the second-longest amount of time in the Rumble match, just behind CM Punk.

Each member of The Shield has their own unique attributes that make them work as a group. Reigns has brute strength and power, and Ambrose has the psychotic charisma that endears himself to many wrestling fans. For Rollins, though, it is all about technical ability.

That was brutally evident in the match against The Wyatt Family at the Elimination Chamber. Rollins' high-flying attitude created some memorable moments during the matchand really reminded everyone what he can do.

It all seems to suggest that when The Shield do split up, Rollins is set to be an absolutely huge breakout star. He should really carry on the good work he did as a singles competitor back in NXT when the time comes for him to do it alone again.

He was only seen at ringside on Raw for a brief period of time the night after Elimination Chamberbut that was to perform an outrageous leap over the top rope to take out Erick Rowan and Luke Harper. Rollins has it all when it comes to wrestling ability, that much is certain.

Whenever The Shield do go their own ways, Rollins is more than ready to make his mark on the WWE. He started as the brightest member of the group when they first arrivedand he looks like he's ending his time with The Shield as their mega star, too.