Having a locker room leader is a long-standing tradition of WWE.
The title is usually attributed to the guys who have went through the rookie phase themselves and have been on the top of the card for a significant amount of time.
Seth Rollins is one such star who has become one of the leaders of the current locker room, without even realizing when the transition happened.
The Visionary talked about the change in his behind the scene role on After The Bell
I was having this conversation with William Regal at catering yesterday or a couple days ago, I’m sitting there and I was asking him. I’m just kind of like
‘Hey, I don’t know when this happened for you. I don’t know if you remember but it just kind of like humor me a little bit,’
I don’t know, when really I became the guy who was sitting on the other side of the curtain, giving advice