Seth Rollins cannot wait for Triple H to return to WWE television – so that he can “put his foot in his mouth”.
Rollins and his former mentor have seemed on a collision course since Triple H dashed The Architect’s Universal Title hopes in August – The Game’s Pedigree on Rollins allowing Kevin Owens to bag the belt instead. Triple H has not appeared on Raw since but a clash with Rollins could be edging closer, with the 14-time world champion’s entrance music ringing out on Monday night and costing Rollins his spot in Sunday’s Royal Rumble. Speaking before his Rumble hopes eroded, Rollins goaded The Game – and said the two could meet at WWE’s biggest show, WrestleMania, in April.
“I’ve been trying to find [Triple H] for two or three months now and if he shows up it will give me the opportunity to put my foot in his mouth!” said the 30-year-old on a conference call. “I have been calling him out on television and social media and can’t seem to get anything from him, so maybe he is comfortable in his suit and sitting in his penthouse. Maybe The Game, The Cerebral Assassin, the guy that wielded the sledgehammer is done and gone – we’ll see if he is the man and if he has the cojones to answer me and protect his legacy.”
“One way or another I am going to get my hands on him – whether it’s in the ring, backstage or at WWE headquarters. I am going to find a way to make him pay for what he did to me. He deserves everything that comes to him and more and I would like a no disqualification match because I don’t want anyone telling me what I can and can’t do when it comes to getting revenge.There is some unfinished business and sooner or later we are going to get around to it – whether it’s at WrestleMania, before or after.”
Rollins returned to action last May, having spent six months on the sidelines with a torn ACL, MCL and medial meniscus that he suffered while wrestling at a house show in Dublin in November 2015. The former Ring of Honor star was WWE World Heavyweight Champion at the time of his injury – and he admits he wondered whether he would be able to reach the same level on his comeback.Rollins beat Roman Reigns to win the WWE Title in June, only for Dean Ambrose to pinch the strap minutes later after cashing in the Money in the Bank contract he had claimed earlier in the night. The Architect has since been unable to nab Raw’s Universal Championship, losing to Finn Balor and Kevin Owens, but is determined to earn the belt and, eventually, become a WWE great. “It was more than just a physical struggle, because getting to the gym and rehabbing is easy,” Rollins – who also held the United States Title in 2015 – said of his knee injury. Continue Reading
According to WrestlingDVDNetwork, WWE is planning to release a brand new Seth Rollins biography WWE DVD later this year! The current working title is “Seth Rollins – Building The Architect” and as of right now we can expect to see a documentary and a collection of the best of Seth’s career so far. Read below for a synopsis of the DVD:
Seth Rollins – Building The Architect
“The Architect” has created the perfect blueprint for success in WWE with multiple championships, a massive fan base, and a plethora of incredible matches under his belt. Now for the first time ever, hear from Seth Rollins himself as he tells his story of how he became a sports-entertainment megastar.
Right now, it’s looking like the DVD will be released in May for the UK but no word on when it will be released in the US just yet.
24. Team Raw (Kevin Owens, Roman Reigns, Chris Jericho, Seth Rollins & Braun Strowman) vs. Team SmackDown LIVE (AJ Styles, Dean Ambrose, Shane McMahon, Bray Wyatt & Randy Orton) — 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Men’s Elimination Match (Survivor Series)
If there was a WWE equivalent to a big-budget summer popcorn flick this year, it was undoubtedly the Survivor Series main event. The heavily hyped battle between Raw and SmackDown LIVE was so packed with marquee stars, high stakes and even comic relief (thanks to Team Blue mascot James Ellsworth) that you wouldn’t have been surprised to find out it was directed by Joss Whedon. The nearly hourlong (!) affair — which saw Roman Reigns almost hospitalize Shane McMahon with the ugliest Spear of 2016, The Shield Triple-Powerbomb AJ Styles through an announce table and Randy Orton & Bray Wyatt walk out as survivors — left us slack-jawed, breathless, and asking one question: When’s the sequel?
17. Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins — WWE Championship Match (Money in the Bank)
WE SAID: Nearly seven months after Seth Rollins went down with a devastating knee injury, The Architect battled his one-time Shield brother-in-arms, Roman Reigns, for WWE’s greatest title at WWE Money in the Bank. Both Superstars fought tooth-and-nail, but Rollins finally countered The Big Dog’s Spear by hitting a miraculous mid-air Pedigree for the win. Before Rollins could celebrate, however, the third Shield member, “Mr. Money in the Bank” Dean Ambrose, emerged and cashed-in his contract to take the title just like that. — MIKE BURDICK
THEY SAID: “For me, that was six-and-a-half months off, first pay-per-view match back and trying to get a championship against Roman Reigns. A lot of nerves going in, a lot of uncertainty. But it was like riding a bike. Roman and I know each other so well. Very competitive back-and-forth match. A lot of heart from both sides, and to be able to come out on top was pretty awesome for me, [because] I wanted that badly. I wanted to prove I was still the same guy I was before surgery and rehab. At the end of the day, even though Ambrose walked out of Money in the Bank with the championship, I still proved I was The Man.” — Seth Rollins
Seth Rollins will battle Finn Balor at SummerSlam on Sunday for the newly created WWE Universal Championship. Rollins visited the ESPN campus and sat down for an interview on the match, that fan rushing the stage at Raw, and more.
Ben Houser: SummerSlam, what are we going to see from Seth Rollins?
Seth Rollins: Mostly what you can expect — a big match, Seth Rollins, WWE Universal Championship, first time against Finn Balor. Aside from him being a tremendous opponent, I just think you’re going to see me go out there and deliver in big match situations, so I’m looking forward to the energy and the crowd and the match itself.
Houser: It wasn’t that long ago that you came up; what is it like that you built the brand for yourself as Seth Rollins and you’re about to take on a younger talent in his first big match?
Rollins: It’s super-exciting for me, actually, to be on the other side of the coin. You know even last year, you go back to SummerSlam and look at my match with John Cena, and I feel like we’re in a complete role reversal. I feel like I’m in the John Cena position this year and Finn Balor is in my position, so it’s crazy, you know, how much can change in a year. I’m looking forward to that challenge because it’s a new challenge for me; it’s not something I’m used to. And now in the locker room, I’m almost a veteran at this point, which is just wild with all the new guys coming up and stuff like that. For me it’s a tremendous honor. It’s cool to be looked at that way, as a leader and as someone who’s going to help take this generation to the next level.
Houser: What are Finn Balor’s talents that you see?
Rollins: In the ring, Finn Balor is one of the most polished performers that we have. He’s got a uniqueness about him the way he moves; obviously, the Demon King side of his persona is very interesting and differentiates him from a lot of the other talent that we have right now on the roster. I just think there’s just something about him; he’s just one of those guys where you can’t put your finger on it. He’s got that, that “it” factor, that I can’t miss a Finn Balor match. Continue Reading