Seth Rollins has been pushed as the top babyface on Monday Night Raw throughout 2019, and WWE seems intent on keeping it that way over the long run.
Rollins won the men's Royal Rumble this year and defeated Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 35. He ultimately dropped the title at Extreme Rules, but Rollins won the rubber match at SummerSlam, defeating the unstoppable force twice over a four-month span.
Despite his many accomplishments up to this point, 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin thinks there's still plenty of room for improvement in regards to The Architect's run as a main eventer and babyface.
On The Steve Austin Show (h/t WrestlingInc.com), the WWE Hall of Famer explained that though Rollins has proven himself as a worker, he believes the current Universal Champion needs to get better when it comes to talking on the mic.
"Seth's a tremendous worker and I just think, man, when he turns up that entertainment factor, because he's pretty reserved on the horn," Austin said. "And, man, if you go back and watch my promos, I mean, I never know what I'm going to say...think that emotions sell tickets, but also being larger than life sells tickets, so if he could just learn to amp it up a little bit, because every time I had a stick in my hands, I was trying to channel and emit energy and people feed off that."
Thing is, Rollins is among the best talkers on the microphone in the WWE right now. Some of the more popular babyfaces in the company have struggled to cut top-notch promos, but The Architect is more than capable of firing up the crowd when the mic is in his hands. But obviously, his promos and talking skills don't stack up against Austin's. At least, not yet.
SmackDown Live superstar Kevin Owens has begun piecing together world class promos. It's been reported that WWE actually allows Owens to perform his own unscripted promos. It's unknown how much say Rollins has in his own promos, but he certainly does it better than most other superstars right now. Hopefully, WWE will continue to trust Rollins and give him plenty of freedom to do things his way.
What This Means
No WWE superstar is perfect, and Rollins obviously has some things he can work on. But his in-ring skills are excellent, and he's got plenty of time to enhance his microphone work even more. So far, so good. If Rollins can take it to another level when it comes to cutting promos, however, then the legend of The Architect will only grow more.