Triple H was in Stamford, Connecticut earlier today and he says on one of the biggest nights in WWE history, SummerSlam lived up to the hype. Not just because of the Undertaker and Brock Lesnar. It lived up to that hype because of one man, Seth Rollins. Seth says the champ is here.
Hunter says this is what they had in mind when they hand picked him. He stepped into the ring with one of the biggest stars in WWE history, John Cena, he won it all. Hunter says that Seth is not the future of the WWE anymore. He is now the man. Hunter asks Seth if he is ready because it is time for him to take his place among the Gods of WWE history. Are you ready to be next to Bruno Sammartino, The Ultimate Warrior and Andre The Giant?
Hunter says they will unveil the statue tonight and he will get his.
Seth says this is the greatest accomplishment of his career. He thanks and hugs Hunter.
Backstage: Hunter and Stephanie talk about the attention to detail. They say he is going to be blown away. We see the statue and they say it looks like him. Stephanie points out the gloves.
Seth comes in and Hunter and Stephanie have to rush to cover up the statue. Seth says he doesn’t want to spoil anything. Tonight is going to be legendary. He thanks them, not just for what is behind the curtain, but for what they have done for everyone. Seth talks about the love and respect that the employees in Stamford have for you. He says this place is better off with them in charge.
Stephanie says that WWE is better off with Seth as champ.
Hunter tells Seth they are going to make him immortal.
Hunter says it is time to get down to business. If you are looking for a superstar to immortalize in bronze, you look for something specific. You want somebody who will work harder than anybody else. You want the first to arrive and the last to leave every night. That is because that man has hustle. That man is Seth Rollins.
If you are looking for someone to immortalize in bronze, you want someone who will pay back the people who showed you trust. You want someone with loyalty.
You also want someone who will show respect.
Seth Rollins has all of that and he has one thing that no one else has at this time. Seth Rollins, unlike some people, is a winner. He will do whatever it takes to ensure that he is a winner. Seth Rollins is a winner because he is the WWE World Champion. He is also the United States Champion. That means that Seth Rollins deserves to be immortalized in bronze.
Triple H brings out the man who is no longer the future, he brings out The Man. Hunter brings out Seth Rollins.
Seth thanks Steph and Hunter. He says tonight is an incredible night, not just for him and for you, but for everybody in this building and in the WWE Universe. This is incredible. Tonight, he joins the Mount Rushmore of WWE. The Elite of the Elite. This might be bigger than a hall of fame induction. This is like Monument Park at Yankee Stadium. Babe Ruth, Joe Dimaggio, Mickey Mantle. And whatever you have here to immortalize the Brooklyn Nets. Wait, there isn’t really anyone because they stink.
Seth says he is reminded of an appropriate adage. Heroes get remembered, but legends never die. Last night, in this very ring when he defeated John Cena to become the first man to hold both the WWE and US titles at the same time. At that point, he became a legend.
Tonight, with the unveiling of this statue . . . Seth says that he needs a minute.
Seth says tonight, with the unveiling of this statue, he becomes immortal. He said many things about John Cena and they were well deserved. He called John Cena a disease and he said that he was the cure. He meant every single word of it. There is a reason why John Cena sat at the top of the WWE for ten years. He has worked every day to be the man. Make no mistake about it, for the last ten years John Cena was the man.
To be the man . . . you know where this is going . . . you gotta beat the man. That is what I did last night. He is no longer the future of the WWE, he is THE MAN.
After he headlines Wrestlemania after Wrestlemania, this statue will live on for his legend.
Bruno Sammartino, the Ultimate Warrior, Andre the Giant, and now Seth Rollins.
He cannot wait any more so it is time to see what is under the drapes.
Seth says the Champ is here and then after a drumroll, we see the statue is a life like version of Sting.
Sting punches Rollins and then he connects with punches and chops in the corner and the Vigilante gets ready for the Stinger Splash and he clotheslines Rollins over the top rope and to the floor.
Sting picks up the WWE title belt and it looks like we have an opponent for Seth Rollins.