Ever since Seth Rollins turned on the Shield, he’s been doing a great job playing the role of a heel, but in my opinion, it would’ve made more sense for Dean Ambrose to turn on the Shield. That is probably why WWE made Seth turn heel in the first place, because it came as more of a shocker as opposed to if Dean would’ve turned on the Shield.
Typically, wrestlers that hold the ability to perform high flying maneuvers usually tend to be faces, as those things typically excite a crowd. Rollins has the high flying maneuvers and technical wrestling abilities that can electrify a crowd and get over; Dean, however, does not hold that same wrestling ability as Seth. As a heel, Dean could hide his wrestling inadequacies by being the type of heel who just viciously assaults his rivals, or uses cheap tactics to win. Seth doesn’t need to do that because he already has so many moves in his arsenal. Dean has potential to become a great wrestler as well, but in the independent circuits he was in before he came to the WWE, technical wrestling wasn’t really valued and used as much as hardcore wrestling was. Dean is more of a brawler than a wrestler.
Instead, Dean has the verbal skills that really did a great part in helping the Shield grow to be one of the greatest trios in history of the business. Dean could easily draw heat from the crowd with his mic skills, something that isn’t really Rollins’ strong suit. As a face, Seth doesn’t need to do much talking. He can be the type of face that lets his actions speak louder than words, and allow his mic skills to progress as years go by.
Dean’s gimmick as a psycho would’ve worked much more as a heel, and Seth Rollin’s gimmick before he turned on the Shield would’ve made for an even greater rivalry that the two are having now. Seth Rollins would definitely get more over with the crowd individually than Ambrose would, and more than likely, the WWE will eventually convert Rollins back into a face so that he could utilize those high flying maneuvers he has in his pocket.
Though, both Rollins and Ambrose both will grow to be greats in WWE’s future. The two can’t be compared due to their strengths and weaknesses being almost exactly opposite, but if WWE were smart, they would do some sort of twist that would turn Seth into a face, and Ambrose into a heel. It would benefit both of their career paths, as well as the WWE as a whole. A variety of more angles would be available if the two were to switch spots.