Exciting Plans for Seth Rollins Revealed on WWE SmackDown

Published 02/12/2021, 9:52 PM EST


Seth Rollins made his long-awaited return to the ring this week (February 12). Following his “sacrifice” at Survivor Series, Rollins appeared on the Blue Brand for the first time, and he had a statement to make.

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Unlike before, the entire SmackDown locker room came out to welcome Rollins. He had a clean new look as he debuted under his old theme music.

The Architect‘ proclaimed how everything changed since he last stood in the ring. “The thing that has changed the most is me,” he said. Rollins then spoke about his baby with Becky Lynch and how that birth changed Rollins’ perspective forever.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 28: Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins attend the 2019 Global Citizen Festival: Power The Movement in Central Park on September 28, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

Rollins scrapped the ‘messiah’ persona and embraced a newer “Great Leader” one. He said, “Success and leadership are not about what you can do for me. But what I can do for you.”

The only way SmackDown could transcend into greatness was when they accepted Seth Rollins as their ‘Great Leader.” Rollins ended the segment as he asked his SmackDown peers to “Embrace the vision.”

Seth Rollins attacked Cesaro on his return to the ring

While Rollins was delivering his speech, all the lights were dimmed. Rollins was so engrossed in his speech that he never noticed how the roster left.

When the lights came out, only Cesaro was there on the ringside. While Rollins thought Cesaro stayed back to join him, Cesaro was there only as a sign of respect.

As Cesaro left the ringside, Rollins ambushed him and attacked him on the ramp. Rollins unloaded on Cesaro before officials rushed in.

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Finally, Cesaro’s opponent from later in the night, Daniel Bryan, came in to rescue him and sent Rollins back to the ringside.

Now that Rollins is back from his hiatus, we might see him rushed into the title scene once again. It has been a while since he pursued a world title. Do you think he will have a rivalry with Roman Reigns or Cesaro? Let us know in the comments below.

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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