WWE Then Now Forever 4 continues to chronicle the kayfabe backstory to Seth Rollins' path back from injury. The latest installment in the Boom Studios WWE Comic series continues to build on the much needed backstory of The Architects return to the ring and rising tensions with former mentor Hunter Hearst Helmsley.
Former WWE Champion Seth Rollins was forced to retire when he blew his knee out on a top turnbuckle sunset flip. Since then he has been training vigorously with the hopes of returning to the ring as soon us (in)humanly possible. With his the ink on his release papers still wet, Rollins starts an epic sprint straight toward Monday Night Raw. Rollins' plan is to attack the then champion Roman Reigns and restate his claim to the WWE Championship.
Papa Hunter has other ideas however. In a bid to maintain his control over the wildcard Architect, WWE COO HHH pays off a slew of cronies to prevent Rollins from entering the area. Hunter's motives aren't made totally clear, however a feigned concern for Rollins' condition and want for total control seem root.
After a heroic motorcycle ride to the Raw arena (no helmet, tsk tsk) the someday King Slayer decks a whole bunch of security. After breaking into the arena Rollins' runs into AJ Styles and Kevin Owens. Both men try to stop Seth but ultimately fail.
Rollins makes it the ring a delivers a memorable Pedigree to then WWE Champion Roman Reigns. The installment ends with Rollins holding the WWE Title above his head.
Bonus Story - Welcome Home
Have you ever wondered what happens to individuals the Wyatt Family abducted? Have you ever wondered what Wyatt's process for brainwashing entails. The "Welcome Home" short gives the reader a first hand perspective of an abducted WWE fan being inducted into the Wyatt brood. It's a short segment but an enjoyable take on Bray Wyatt's cult leader gimmick that is otherwise overlooked by WWE television.