Since he became a member of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), Seth Rollins he has grown to become one of the biggest names on its roster, sharing global popularity with past and present WWE superstars. His fighting style and swagger has brought him both criticism and applaud, and his name on a fight event has become a viewership top draw for wrestling fans.
Seth has been a professional wrestler since 2005 and in that period, he has crafted a career that has led to the world’s biggest promotion company, the World Wrestling Entertainment racking up several victories along the way.
Seth Cut His Teeth In The Independent Circuit For Four Years
Influenced as a teenager by rock and heavy metal music, Seth grew up introverted and towed the path of the straight edge fad before attending a wrestling school in Chicago. For the first four years of his career in wrestling, making money was not his main focus, rather he sought to learn the ropes. He joined the Iowa independent scene and later the Ian Rotten Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South with the names Gixx and later Tyler Black. Between 2005 and 2009 he won a few low rated bouts which added nothing significant to his earnings.
Before he found his way to the WWE where his ring name eventually became Seth Rollins, he competed under various promotion companies such as Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South, NWA Midwest, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, Impact Wrestling, and a few more others.
Signing With The WWE Ushered Rollins Into The Big League and Increased His Earnings
Having displayed an exceptional level of skills and talent as a wrestler, Seth Rollins was signed with the WWE in an initial developmental contract where he competed in the company’s developmental territory, NXT. At the territory, Seth recorded a number of victories, including winning the championship multiple times. He was promoted into the WWE main roster in November 2012 and his first match was a Survivor Series match alongside Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns. Since then, Seth Rollins has been on an upward trajectory in the WWE, competing in various major events like WrestleMania, Royal Rumble, Raw, and a few more others.
Determining the financial remuneration of wrestlers in WWE involves finding a balance between tenure (how long you have been fighting in the WWE) and the number of events ranging from house shows to pay-per-views.
The payment scheme is mainly classified into base salary and bonus pay. While the base salary reflects how long the wrestler has been in WWE, bonuses are paid out depending on the number of fights, shows, and victories accruing to the fighter. A percentage of the merchandise sales and money made from direct sales of tickets is made available to the fighter.
Among his contemporaries who joined the WWE at the same time, Rollins is the highest earner. Though he joined in 2010, his payout skyrocketed because of his impressive win rate. With the exception of John Cena, Brock Lesnar, Triple H, and Randy Orton, Rollins is the highest earner with a yearly pay of $2.4 million. The aforementioned fighters earn marginally higher because of the longer time they have spent in the ring. Rollins makes more in bonus pay while they make more in base salaries.
Rollins in a short period became WWE Champion twice, Universal Champion twice, two-time Intercontinental Champion, and is a one-time United States Champion. These came in relatively quick succession which explains his upsurge in fortunes. He has also won the Slammy Awards multiple times, including winning Match of the Year in 2014.
Seth has a net worth that is put at $9 million. Evidence of his wealth can be seen in a mansion he owns in Davenport, Iowa, and a fleet of luxury cars that including Range Rover Sport, Lamborghini Aventador, and a Tesla Model S.
Rollins Has Made Money From Movie Roles
Rollins doesn’t just make money off his wrestler engagements alone, he has also appeared in a couple of movies that have had varied measures of success. His first movie role was to play AstroTech Lopez in the 2016 film Sharknado: The 4th Awakens. It was shot on a budget of $3 million and released to mixed reviews. He also appeared in the 2017 films The Jetsons and WWE: Robo-WrestleMania and Armed Response. He has appeared in popular TV shows, including Good Morning America and The Daily Show. Rollins has appeared on video games like WWE 2K14. He is also on Metmarbles games The King of all Fighters All-Star.
Rollins Has Been Romantically Involved With Some Female Wrestlers
Seth Rollins’s love life has never been far away from the media spotlight. Partly because most of the ladies he has been linked to have strong ties with the wrestling community. He has been involved with Leighla Schultz and Zahra Schreiber.
His relationship with both women, who are also professional wrestlers, ended in controversies that involved published nude photos of himself and Zahra. Zahra even got into more hot water with the WWE after it was discovered that she had posted pictures on Instagram with pro-Nazi inscriptions.
Seth Is Engaged To Fellow WWE superstar Becky Lynch
Seth and Becky had known themselves for a long time, probably upwards of 6 years dating back to their WWE NXT days before they officially started dating in 2019. Becky Lynch is also a professional wrestler who is a four-time women champion and also holds the record as the only woman to hold both Raw Women’s Championship and SmackDown Women’s Championship at the same time.
They were seen together at the 2019 Royal Rumble where they were spotted sitting beside each other. Seth revealed in an interview that he first kissed her on the weekend of 2019’s Royal Rumble which goes to reaffirm that their romance was blossoming during that period.
Officially as a couple, their first major outing was at the 2019 WWE Hall of Fame event in Brooklyn. Seth proposed to Becky on a trip to Maui. After their romance was public, it made it easier for WWE to send them to represent the organization at red carpets as they were arguably the two of the biggest stars on both divides. They are also the First WWE Couple To Win Royal Rumble Matches On Same Night. In May 2020 Becky revealed she and Seth were expecting a child and hence she would stay off the ring until she is fit to do return.