Before SummerSlam, Seth Rollins talked to SB Nation about his CrossFit program, his feud with Jon Stewart and who will be the next NXT champion to win the world title.
On Sunday night, WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins will square off against USA Champion John Cena at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the center-piece of the massive annual Summer Slam event. The two will be throwing down for top-dog status in the world of professional wrestling, and the competition doesn’t end there: Cena broke out on the big screen in this summer’s hit comedy Trainwreck, but as it turns out, Rollins has some pretty impressive acting chops of his own.
The champ showed off his inner thespian during a visit to Yahoo’s New York City studio on Friday, as he reeled off some lines from some of the most iconic characters in movie history.
Okay, so he’s not going to get a recording contract any time soon — his rendition of “Circle of Life” from The Lion King was dead on arrival — but the 29-year-old grappler does a pretty impressive impression of Hannibal Lecter from The Silence of the Lambs. And, perhaps even more surprisingly, his impression of Rachel McAdams in Mean Girls is truly on point.
Maybe if he keeps honing his craft, he can eventually join The Rock on Ballers.
On SI Now, WWE world heavyweight champion Seth Rollins took major shots at several of America’s most popular sports teams.
Host Maggie Gray asked Rollins, in New York for the 2015 WWE SummerSlam on Sunday about the Dallas Cowboys, Boston Red Sox, Duke basketball and other notable teams. He had plenty of spite to go around. Rollins on the Cowboys: “America’s team? Right. More like America’s Scumbags. The worst team in the NFL, led by the worst owner in the NFL, never going to win another Super Bowl as long as Jerry Jones thinks he’s running that organization.” On the Red Sox: “They’re still living in the past. They got out of shadow of the curse, of the Babe, they’re still hanging on by a thread. Although I will give David Ortiz some credit, he’s having a phenomenal year this year, but maybe past their prime. I think it’s time to start looking to some of the youth.”
On Duke: “I watched the documentary I Hate Christian Laettner, and I really hate Christian Laettner. It made me understand why everybody hates Christian Laettner and Duke basketball. I mean, they’re just a bunch of preppy white boys from Tobacco Road or whatever. I’m a Hawkeye fan, I don’t think those guys know how to play gritty basketball. Coach K, I give him all the credit in the world, but he’s got some sissies for players on that squad.”
On Urban Meyer and Ohio State: “Poor excuse for a coach, poor excuse for a program.” Gray also compared Rollins’ style to Bill Belichick and the Patriots, which he seemed to embrace. “Belichick’s actually great. I wouldn’t mind being the New England Patriots. they seem to win a lot. Four game suspension here and there doesn’t hurt nobody.”
Rollins takes on United States champion John Cena at SummerSlam on Sunday.
For all this and more, you can watch Rollins’ full SI Now interview here, beginning around the 17 minute mark.