Seth Rollins reflects on his career.
Former two-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion "The Architect" Seth Rollins will be a part of tonight's WWE RAW house show at the 'United Center' in Chicago, Illinois. There have been a number of wrestling greats to come out of the state of Illinois and the Iowa native Seth Rollins cut his teeth in Chicago during the earlier portion of his wrestling career. Rollins was a part of Illinois-based promotions such as AAW where he was a two-time AAW Heavyweight Champion and before tonight's show Rollins took to Twitter and reflected on the memories he has made in "The Windy City".
Driving around this city before the United Center gig tonight and I can’t help but be flooded with Chicago independent wrestling memories. Can’t tell you how thankful I am to have cut my teeth in this here at @AAWPro and #IWAMS. Sorry in advance for all the incoming tweets...— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) December 29, 2018
I remember going to one of my first independent shows here when I was 16. It was #PCW Dream Night in like 2002 or 2003. I knew then pro wrestling was for me.— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) December 29, 2018
I remember my first (and last) no rope barbed wire match with my partner @MBrave13. The most scared I’ve ever been going into a match and the most relieved I’ve ever been after the 1, 2, 3.— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) December 29, 2018
I remember all the insane #TPI tournaments held in the Chicagoland area. 2004 sticks out to me as maybe one of the best weekends of wrestling I ever had as a fan. Look for the pink Shadows Fall trucker hat in the back corner of the stands.— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) December 29, 2018
I remember going to the @ringofhonor Frontier Fieldhouse shows as a fan....and then making my ROH debut there in Age of the Fall. What a moment. I got to have so many fun matches in that arena with @FightOwensFight @KassiusOhno @SamoaJoe @HideoItami just to name a few.— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) December 29, 2018
I remember so much so fondly of this city...and I would be remiss if I didn’t mention @CMPunk and @ColtCabana. Two guys who changed the game for Chicago wrestling. They made Chicago feel special. Made me feel like this place could lead to the rest of the world...— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) December 29, 2018
...I’m eternally grateful for the inspiration and motivation Punk and Cabana provided me at a very formative age. Helped shape my work ethic in wrestling for years to come.— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) December 29, 2018
With all that said...can’t wait to burn it down tonight at #thehousethatjordanbuilt! Hope you all enjoyed my little trip down memory lane!— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) December 29, 2018
Last night Rollins was a part of the WWE RAW TV tapings in Detroit and to read about Rollins' role on the show, check out Fightful's spoilers article.