What started out with a Wrestlemania 34 victory over The Miz and Finn Balor for the Intercontinental Championship, losing the title to Dolph Ziggler on RAW, gaining it back at SummerSlam, winning the RAW Tag Team Championship with Dean Ambrose before Dean immediately turned on him, losing those titles in a handicap match against The Authors of Pain and beating Shinsuke Nakamura at Survivor Series before once again losing the Intercontinental Championship when Dean Ambrose defeated him at WWE TLC, it has been a whirlwind year for Seth Rollins.
In a recent Instagram post, Rollins reflected on his past year:
"This year was my favorite year in professional wrestling because it was the most intentional of my career. At the start of 2018, there wasn't a lot of buzz around me and some people were wondering (including me) if maybe my best years were behind me. With the support of my friends, my fans, and my WWE family I was able to capitalize on opportunities given and transform that doubt into momentum. I hit a stride so smooth that my confidence shot through the stratosphere. I began to flourish in the roles of general and leader. I was able to travel the world, make new friends, share the ring with some of the most talented humans on the planet, and learn a little about a lot I didn't know before. I don't know what 2019 is gonna look like, but I am forever grateful that I am able to experience the life I've been given. Thank you to everyone out there that played any part in making my 2018 what it was. It's never too late to turn it all around."