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.
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.
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.
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.
In ring: Kevin says the Wrestlemania math does not add up, but it does not matter. Kevin says he is the longest reigning Universal Champion in history. After the Royal Rumble, he will still be the Universal Champion. Just like after Wrestlemania, he will be the Universal Champion, no matter who he faces. Seth Rollins’ music plays and he comes out and he said he heard people talking about the main event of Wrestlemania, but you cannot have that discussion without Seth Rollins. Seth says since he was on the shelf last year, there is no better way to get back into the main event than to win the Royal Rumble. Seth tells Paul and the Big Dog that anything can happen in the main event of Wrestlemania. Braun Strowman’s music plays and he comes to the ring. Before Braun can say anything, Brock Lesnar makes his way to the ring after doing the Brock Bounce. Sami Zayn attacks Braun Strowman from behind. Roman with a Superman Punch followed by a knee from Rollins and a Helluva Kick by Zayn. Lesnar attacks Roman and Rollins and Lesnar grabs Zayn and hits a German suplex. Lesnar wants Strowman and Braun gets on the apron, but he returns to the floor. Reigns with Superman punches to Lesnar, Jericho, and Owens. Lesnar gets up and hits an F5 on Reigns.
Backstage: Sami Zayn is with Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins. Sami talks about Kevin and Chris but he says that Braun is the focus of the team. He is like a house. He is big and fast and moves like a train. Sami says they need to throw smokescreens and then Roman cleans things up. Seth says he appreciates Sami’s enthusiasm but they have been here before. Sami throws out his fist and Roman and Seth walk away.
Chris Jericho, Kevin Owens, and Braun Strowman versus Sami Zayn, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns
Zayn goes after Strowman while Owens and Reigns brawl and Jericho and Rollins fight on the other side. It gets down to Reigns and Strowman in the ring and Strowman sends Reigns over the top rope to the floor. We are back and Jericho tags in and he punches Reigns. Owens punches and chokes Reigns while Jericho distracts the referee. Jericho slaps Reigns and Reigns does not appreciate it. Reigns with an uppercut and he sends Jericho into the corner and Zayn tags in. Sami with a chop and he sends Jericho into the turnbuckles and chops him. Zayn with a back breaker and moonsault. Owens tags in after Jericho backs Zayn into the corner. Owens punches Zayn and he taunts the crowd. Owens with a chop. Owens with knees to the back and a reverse chin lock. Owens with an enzuigiri for a near fall. Jericho tags in and kicks Zayn. Jericho with a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall. Jericho with a clothesline into the corner. Jericho goes up top and Zayn with a punch to the midsection as he comes off. Owens tags in and he keeps Zayn from making the tag and Owens with a short arm clothesline and Zayn gets his knees up on a back senton from Owens. Roman tags in and he punches Owens. Reigns with a flying clothesline and then he connects with NeverEnding Story in the corner. Reigns stops Jericho from interfering. Reigns with a thrust kick to Owens and he sets for the Superman punch but Jericho grabs the leg. Jericho is stopped by Rollins and Strowman sends Rollins into the ringside barrier.