After WWE rebranded FCW into NXT, Seth Rollins became the inaugural NXT Champion. Alongside Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns, he debuted on WWE's main roster at the 2012 Survivor Series as part of a faction called The Shield.
He won his first main roster championship while with the group, the WWE Tag Team Championship with Reigns. Following the team's first breakup in June 2014, Rollins went on to become a two-time WWE Champion, two-time Universal Champion, two-time Intercontinental Champion, one-time United States Champion, five-time WWE/Raw Tag Team Champion (with Reigns, Ambrose (twice), Jason Jordan and Braun Strowman), the 2014 Money in the Bank winner, the 2015 Superstar of the Year and the 2019 Men's Royal Rumble winner.
Speaking on 'WWE Backstage', Rollins reflected on his calling out CM Punk: “Look, to be honest with you, I’m here, he’s not here and I’m not shocked about that. But I think I’ve exhausted all of my energy on the subject.
I just don’t think it’s going anywhere, I’m not shocked that he’s not here so I think it’s time to maybe move on to something that matters. I wish he was here. I wish we could have a face-to-face, but it’s not in the cards”.