Corey brings out Seth Rollins and Seth’s leg has a brace on it and he has a crutch to help him come to the ring.
Corey asks Seth about his knee. Seth says it is alright. The tear was more significant than the first diagnosis. With him coming back soon, the rehab has been intense. It is what it is. Corey asks Seth where is his head at now. Seth says that is tricky. He says if he is being honest, this sucks. He felt the same snap in his knee and maybe he deserves this. Corey asks Seth to explain what he means by ‘I deserve it’. Seth says two years ago he was holding the title over his head at the end of Wrestlemania and it was the greatest moment of his career. What did I sacrifice for that? Seth says he pointed so many fingers and made so many excuses. Seth says he told the world he did not sell out, he bought in. Seth says he should have known better. Triple H stabbed him in the back. He was supposed to change and be something better and something different. Somewhere along the way, he lost sight of that. Seth says he has been feeling like this is his fault. Corey asks Seth about having to miss Wrestlemania for the second year in a row. Will you be at Wrestlemania? Seth says right now it does not look great. It does not look like the doctors are going to clear him for Wrestlemania.
Triple H’s music plays and he makes his way onto the stage and he walks to the ring. Hunter says he does not think he means it but Hunter says it is good to see Seth. Hunter says the last time he saw Seth, he did not think we would see him again. Hunter points to Samoa Joe on the other side of the ring and he asks Seth if he knows Joe. Hunter says that since Seth gave a wishy-washy answer earlier, he will give Seth the answer. Hunter says Seth will not be at Wrestlemania. Hunter says if Seth knows what is good for him, you won’t be at Wrestlemania. Hunter asks if Seth is coming to the realization that he deserves this? You knew this day was coming and you knew damn well what you were getting into. Hunter tells Seth he made him the man and the face of the WWE. You were the biggest star to come around in a long time. You shoved the title in everyone’s face. You told them you were the man. Continue Reading
Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring. Seth says he may have been banned from the building last night, but he is here tonight and he is live. Seth says he knows that Stephanie is back there. You wanted to come out first and call him out and scold him. Seth says princesses don’t always get what they want. He says to suck it up buttercup and come out to the ring. Stephanie McMahon comes out and she says she is out here to disappoint him on many different levels. Seth says it is just like you and your husband each night.
Stephanie says her husband is not here. Seth says if Hunter is not here tonight, he does not care about Stephanie. Seth asks Stephanie when will she let her coward of a husband off his leash. Stephanie says Triple H is afraid, afraid of what he is going to do to him. He is afraid that Seth is going to bring out that dark side. He is afraid of what he will do to his greatest creation. Stephanie says she told Hunter to stay away. Seth says if Stephanie wants us to believe her, she is delusional. Stephanie says that Seth was riding high with the Authority and then he turned his back. Who sat out Wrestlemania? Who was forced to sit out the Royal Rumble? She says that Seth should not be calling out her husband, you should be begging her for forgiveness and apologize to her, Hunter, and the people. Stephanie says the people do not deserve an apology, but she does.
Seth says Stephanie is the boss and he says he is sorry. He is sorry that he exposed her husband for the gutless snake he is. He is sorry that Hunter’s empire will go up in smoke. Seth says he went into Hunter’s house and ring. He called out Hunter but Hunter had security do his dirty work. Who is the man in the suit who stood out there? It was not the Game or the Cerebral Assassin. He is afraid. Seth says Hunter knows that Seth is the biggest challenge to his career. Seth says that everyone knows it, and with the way you look at him, you know it too Stephanie. Stephanie says that she looks at him with disgust. Her husband is a creator while you are an architect and you will be the architect of your own demise. Seth says he has nothing left to lose. If you think going to NXT is bad for business, what happens when he comes to the WWE Headquarters and goes to a corporate meeting. What happens when he goes to Stephanie’s door step and her daughters answer the door. This does not end until he slays the King. Stephanie says she lied. Hunter is on his way to this arena. He is coming and he is coming for Seth. Continue Reading
Seth Rollins is in the ring and he calls out Triple H. Seth says this is not a game. He says Hunter took his life from him and he tells him that he is not leaving until Hunter comes out. Hunter makes his way to the stage and Seth has taken off his sweatshirt and shirt. Hunter signals for security and they come out and Hunter goes to the back. Rollins knocks them off the apron and then connects with forearms and kicks. Seth leaves the ring and he heads up the ramp but security stops him.
Backstage: Mick Foley stops in Seth Rollins’ locker room and he tells Seth that he has a match against Sami Zayn. He says that Stephanie wants to build on the friend versus friend. Mick says if Sami wins against Seth, he gets Seth’s spot in the Royal Rumble. Mick says he was fighting with Stephanie about it. Seth says he has to beat Sami Zayn tonight, win the Royal Rumble on Sunday, and then go to the main event of Wrestlemania and throw it all in her and her coward husband’s face.
Seth Rollins versus Sami Zayn in a Seth Rollins’ Spot in the Royal Rumble is on the Line Match
They lock up and Zayn with a waist lock. Rollins with a wrist lock. Zayn goes for a reversal but Rollins sends Zayn to the mat. Rollins with a rollup for a near fall. Rollins with a side head lock. Rollins with a shoulder tackle and a rollup for a near fall. Zayn with a waist lock and wrist lock. Rollins with a reversal and he tries for a La Magistral but Zayn blocks it and gets a near fall of his own. Zayn with a wrist lock and Rollins with a forearm to the head. Rollins with another forearm and Zayn with a double leg take down and punches. Rollins with punches of his own. Rollins goes to the floor and Zayn sets for a dive but Rollins gets back into the ring and connects with a clothesline. Rollins with a suicide dive and Zayn is sent into the ringside barrier as we go to commercial. We are back and Rollins with a top wrist lock. Zayn with punches and an Irish whip. Rollins is sent to the apron and connects with an enzuigiri. Zayn avoids the springboard knee to the temple and Zayn with a Blue Thunder Bomb for a near fall. Rollins runs into an elbow from Zayn and Zayn with a boot and a cross body but Rollins rolls through and gets a near fall. Zayn with a Michinoku Driver for a near fall. Zayn goes up top and Rollins leaps to the turnbuckles and goes for a superplex but Zayn pushes Rollins off. Rollins goes to the turnbuckles and hits a Blockbuster for a near fall. Continue Reading