The WWE debuted three new wrestlers in the finish of the WWE championship match at the Survivor Series 2012. Who exactly were those three men that attacked Ryback, where did they come from, and how will they impact the WWE main roster?
Roman Reigns is a second generation wrestler and a member of the Anoai wrestling family. Reigns is the son of former WWF tag team champion the Wild Samoan Sika and is the brother of the former Rosey of Three Minute Warning as well as related to The Rock, Yokozuna, Rikishi, etc. Reigns has a football background playing for Georgia Tech and then bouncing around the NFL and CFL. Reigns was known in FCW as Roman Leakee. Reigns actually defeated his new partners Rollins and Ambrose in February to become the #1 contender in FCW but lost the title match. Reigns is thought by some to have a lot of potential but is still very new to pro wrestling. He is certainly the least experienced of the three and could have a hard time hanging with the big boys if he isn’t taken along slowly.
Dean Ambrose is remembered by many for a standout career on the independent wrestling circuit as Jon Moxley. Moxley was trained back in 2004 by Les Thatcher. Ambrose held several world titles on the indies including the CZW world title (long after I was gone). Moxley was always known on the indies as being a versatile worker with great promos. The WWE has wanted to use Ambrose for awhile now and teased a feud with him and Mick Foley shortly after Mick re-signed with the WWE. Ambrose has appeared on several WWE house shows and is more than ready for the jump to the big leagues.
Seth Rollins is probably the most anticipated call-up from the developmental territory in a long time among the Internet Wrestling Community. Rollins has a huge following of hardcore fans from his reign as Ring of Honor champion under the name Tyler Black. Black is solid in the ring but is not nearly as strong on promos as Ambrose, although if he is aligned with Paul Heyman that won’t be a problem. He is also a former Florida Championship Wrestling champion in the WWE’s FCW territory. Rollins is a guy like Daniel Bryan who could turn into a major utility player in years to come if given the right opportunity to succeed in the WWE.