Last night on WWE Raw, Seth Rollins apparently turned heel. Some questioned whether or not the heel turn actually happened or if we just saw the beginning of a slow build towards the ultimate heel turn that would come later.
However, Bryan Alvarez on Wrestling Observer Live reported that Seth Rollins’ heel turn is complete. We saw the full character last night on Raw.
“Yes, Seth Rollins has turned heel. I know a lot of times we see these weird storylines and such on Raw and I think somebody has turned heel and I’m told ‘no, no, no they’re still a babyface’ or whatever. This is definitely a heel turn for Seth Rollins.”
“This is not like a slow turn that they’re doing right now. This is his idea. This is his character. He is a heel who thinks he right. I guess he thinks he’s 1997 Bret Hart.”
“The Seth Rollins character thinks that you the fans are being unfair to WWE. So, he’s gonna wrestle like a babyface while burying you. That seems to be the plan. I guess we’ll see what they do next week.”
Alvarez was not overly kind to the new character on Raw. He tweeted this as well:
Seth out there doing multiple topes, dives, springboards, basically all of his babyface comeback spots. He somehow immediately went from being the worst babyface to the worst heel, which is actually pretty impressive.
— Bryan Alvarez (@bryanalvarez) November 26, 2019
So, Bryan is not a fan. If Rollins is able to pull off a character like Bret Hart in 1997 that would be great. That heel run was absolutely fantastic.
Rollins seems to be more in line with a heel persona in today’s world. WWE and Vince seemed to have positioned themselves as heels in wrestling often burying fan favorites and pushing Vince’s vision no matter what.
Rollins looks like the latest casualty of the fans turning on the “face” of Raw. It will be interesting to see how a character who wrestles like a babyface but leans into beeing a heel works in 2019.
Roman was booed by at least 50% of the audience, but he never acted like a heel. This could be the thing to get Rollins and Raw back on track. Or it could be a massive flop.