The Shield managed to achieve major success while working together as a trio, and all three members have gone on to become big stars in their own right. However, it’s been clear for some time that WWE wanted to push Roman Reigns as the face of the company and it seems that the effort that’s been put into his push is finally paying off.

Seth Rollins recently spoke to BT Sport about Roman’s success, and he noted that even when he was WWE Champion he still felt like he was playing second fiddle to his former Shield brother.

“Even when I had won the title at WrestleMania, cashed in. Great moment. I still felt like I was second fiddle to Roman [Reigns]. I still felt like, ‘he was the guy, you’re the placeholder until he’s totally ready and we’re totally ready to put the ball in his hands. But for now you’re a step ahead, so we’re gonna give you this and then we’ll move on to what we really want to be, it’s just gonna take a few months’. So no, I’ve never ever felt like, in my time in WWE, that the company was like ‘yep, he’s our guy, put his face on everything’.”

When asked if he feels he’s getting close to the top spot Seth Rollins admitted that he just doesn’t think that’s going to happen for him as he’s living in the Roman Reigns era.

“I don’t know man. I wonder often if because I live in the Roman era that’s just never gonna happen. The only time I was even considered, I think, for the main event of WrestleMania, [was when] Roman, when he got Leukaemia, and he was out from August to January, February whatever it was, and I was second behind in the babyface column, so I got slotted in. So, I feel like, it’s one of those things. The best I can hope for is to be the Edge to his [John] Cena, the [Randy] Savage to his [Hulk] Hogan. Sometimes I just feel like that’s just the way the cookie crumbles. Doesn’t mean that I don’t think I’m better than he is, or that I can perform or I can draw at that level, I certainly think all those things, but it’s not my sandbox, I don’t make those decisions.”

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