Seth Rollins News: Comments On Being “#1 Villain”, Shield Breakup, WWE Championship

Recently Seth Rollins gave an interview, somewhat in character. Here are some highlights:

on playing a heel
My character is very polarising, sure. There’s a lot of stuff I’ve done over the past year that people haven’t been too pleased about – and to be the best at anything, you’ve gotta make some enemies. So call me number 1 villain, call me hero, call me top guy in WWE. Whatever you want, it doesn’t matter to me. I’m happy with what I’ve done to get here.

on the Shield breakup
Look, it had got to the point where it was time to make a statement for me. The Shield had run its course as a three-man group, and we’ll go down in history as one of the greatest factions of all time. So I wanted to stand out, and now we’re three separate, successful entities. The others didn’t like the way it happened, sure, but maybe they’d look back at it a little differently now.

on becoming WWE Champion
I’ve already been close, man. If it hadn’t been for John Cena at the Night Of Champions, I’d have defeated [current champion] Brock Lesnar. I was seconds away. That’s been weighing heavily on my mind. But I’m a patient man.

Check out the full interview at


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