Seth Rollins has found his niche as the Monday Night Messiah. It’s a role he was born to play. He’s the perfect heel, and it’s only helped him as a wrestler. But even the best heels have factions they can rely on going all the way back to Ric Flair and the Four Horsemen and Bobby “The Brain” Heenan’s Heenan Family. So, it’s only natural that Rollins would have his disciples, but is Randy Orton part of Seth Rollins’ Disciples?
Rumored fifth man
There’s been speculation online for a few weeks that Rollins has been working to recruit a fifth man, and that came to pass on Monday when the referee in Kevin Owens and Randy Orton’s match was revealed to be a Dark Order, er, Rollins Disciple.
But there’s more to it than that.
While the referee is seemingly the fifth man, but what if he’s the sixth member? The fifth man could’ve been secretly with Rollins for weeks, following his instructions Or the fifth member was meant to be an active wrestler.
When Owens was down, Rollins was instructing Randy Orton to follow through on his dark desires like he had with Edge and Matt Hardy, and Orton gave in. Had Owens not been able to defend himself, Orton would’ve done Rollins’ work for him.
If Orton has joined the Monday Night Messiah, it’ll shift the power dynamic on Raw and make Rollins a true force, something he’s wanted since his first stint as Universal Champion.
Can Orton be trusted?
This is the granddaddy of all questions as far as Rollins in concerned. His answer would be that he can, or rather, that he can control the Viper.
Orton may even go along with it as Rollins will ease his guilt and allow him to fulfill his desires without guilt. This, of course, will only go so far as Orton isn’t one to sacrifice himself for anyone in the ring.
This sets him apart from the AOP (Authors of Pain) and Murphy (Seriously, how dumb was it to drop Buddy from his name? Murphy isn’t close to sounding as cool as Cesaro or Rusev. Just saying). While they’ll happily take abuse so Rollins can run, Orton will eventually question Rollins and cause a possible fracture in the faction.
But, having Orton gives Rollins an assassin type to go with his frontline soldiers and a quick thinking, calculating individual that doesn’t need Rollins to do his thinking for him.
This would also grate on Rollins, as he wouldn’t trust anyone he doesn’t fully control, and this would eventually lead to him kicking Orton out and humiliating him. It’s be reminiscent to when Orton was thrown out of Evolution, and he then went to war against them.
Of course, this is pure speculation after seeing what happened on Monday, but it’d be pretty interesting to see. Personally, I’d like to see Orton join just to take Rollins out, but that’s a ways off if it’s going to happen.
What do you think? Is Orton joining Rollins’ disciples?
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