Future So Bright He’s Got to Wear Flames: Seth Rollins’ Suits Reviewed

We're taking a look at some of the drip gawd's direct hits and biggest misses

At the risk of making a blanket statement, wrestlers exactly aren’t known for being fashion forward. When your typical daywear is underwear and knee pads, you don’t have to worry much about business professional attire. With their discovery of the term “drip,” WWE has put their NYFW eggs into Seth Rollins basket, allowing the occasional Messiah to show up on SmackDown in increasingly bizarre patterned suits. As somewhat of a fashion connoisseur myself (I own at least three pairs of overalls) I’ve taken on the responsibility of ranking some of Rollins’ funkiest fits. As a disclaimer, I’m sure I’ve missed a few here, but when your closet is ripped from the front racks of Hot Topic and Topshop, it’s just hard to keep track of them all. For these rankings, I’m looking at the big four: color, fit, pattern, and whether or not I would wear it to a semi-formal steakhouse.

The Fame Monster

Seth Rollins lives for the applause, applause, applause.
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This is easy pickings, but the man looks like a walking 2010 pop single. The studded glasses don’t help this feel any less dated.

RATING: One Bad Suit Cena

Disco Death

Seth Rollins really got into sugar skulls after Coco made him cry.
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This was part of Seth’s patterns-on-patterns phase; we’ve all been there, so I can’t really blame him. It’s a cool print, but the all over use kind of diminishes the effect.

Rating: Two Bad Suit Cenas

Grandpa’s Favorite Couch

Seth Rollins looking like he should be covered in plastic so you don't ruin him when you sit down on the upholstery.
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While I appreciate the risk with the pattern, I’d call this one a swing and a miss. He looks like the extra comforter my mom would bring out when I had sleepovers in elementary school.

Rating: Two Bad Suit Cenas

Picture Frame Goals

Seth Rollins, print gawd.
WWE

Another shot at the wild patterns here; Seth is getting closer, but he’s still missing the mark in my book. This suit is just too busy. Pick one of the three prints going on and this would bump up several points.

Rating: Two Bad Suit Cenas

Jungle Cruising

The Rock and Emily Blunt, but they live in a society.
WWE

Again, the print here is fun, but in 2021 I can’t see purple and green without thinking of the Joker. It’s a hard life. The brown belt is a bit clunky here as well, it pops out in a way that doesn’t seem intended.

Rating: Three Bad Suit Cenas

Easter Best

Ding dong, hello, Seth!
WWE

While this suit may not have lasted very long on Seth’s body, the man was strutting his stuff while he could. The pastel colors were a good pick for late spring; the outfit is fun without going over the top. My complaint? It just didn’t seem to fit properly. The boxy jacket looks a little awkward, and it takes this down a peg or two.

Rating: Three Bad Suit Cenas

Magic Mike Audition Night

Looks like we've got a lot of lawbreakers in this ring tonight.
WWE

Look, there’s no one on this earth who doesn’t look good in hot pink. It just can’t be done. And as someone who enjoys hot people, I appreciate that he went shirtless for this one. Unfortunately, that’s also the reason why it ranks right in the middle. Is this a proper suit without the shirt and tie pairing?

Rating: Three Bad Suit Cenas

Ready to Retire

It's not a nursing home, it's a retirement community!
WWE

The aesthetic here seemed to be my grandparent’s Florida room, but I can’t say the man didn’t pull it off. I like the large flower print, and he’s learned to pair it with a solid color shirt. I’m proud of Seth for evolving.

Rating: Four Bad Suit Cenas

Two and a Half Pleather Cows

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All leather everything is tough to pull off under those hot arena lights, so I gotta hand it to an undoubtedly sweaty Rollins. The red skinny tie against the squeaky jacket and shirt? Blisters aside, I love this.

Rating: Four Bad Suit Cenas

Hall of Flame

Burn. It. Down.
WWE

Rollins lit up the red carpet with this baby back in April, and I’d call it a success. Yes, it’s a little David S. Pumpkins, but he gets away with the flame schtick cause of the whole burn it down bit.

Rating: Four Bad Suit Cenas

Sweet Satin Serenades

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This baby blue number makes Seth look like he’s strolling right out of Sunday luncheon at church, and it’s fantastic. The satin is beautiful, and the white loafers are the perfect touch.

Rating: Four Bad Suit Cenas

Paint by the Numbers

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Simplicity meets sophistication. This is the abstract masterpiece Mia’s mom was making with all those balloons in The Princess Diaries.

Rating: Four Bad Suit Cenas

Purple Haze

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I’m always a sucker for tie-dye. Seth again rocks the purple color scheme in this bad boy, and the pink tie pulls it all together. The suit fits well, the colors are great, and the whole outfit is cohesive.

Rating: Four Bad Suit Cenas

Sparkle Surprise

WWE

This one is just so clean and put together, you almost can’t believe it’s on a wrestler. The bright white dissolving into the navy is simple, but gives the look just enough flair that it’s not boring. The solid color pants, shirt, and tie make the jacket the standout piece, ensuring nothing else pulls focus. Not even the glove. Well done, Seth.

Rating: Five Bad Suit Cenas

 

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