Seth Rollins Speaks Out About When He Found Out About Wrestlemania 31 Finish, Role In Changing WWE Perceptions



Seth Rollins recently spoke with CraveOnline, here are the highlights…

On When He Was Told About Cashing In MITB
I was told by the people that I needed to be told by halfway through the show that it was going to be an option and to be ready and to be prepared so I was. I had my Money in the Bank briefcase and contract by my side watching the main event and waited for the right time to strike if it became available and if all things worked out and they did and here we are talking about it now. It was definitely a game-time decision. It certainly wasn’t something… something I considered for months in my mind but I’m not the one who has control over all that and you never know how things are going to work out so It was one of those deals where right place, right time is an understatement.

On Battleground PPV Match With Brock Lesnar
I think you can expect one of the greatest professional wrestling matches you have ever seen in your entire life. You got two guys who are pretty much at the top of their game, in peak physical condition vying after the greatest prize in our industry and it will be live on the WWE Network and on PPV for the whole world to see in a great wrestling city like St. Louis. I think you put myself, and like you mentioned, my diversity against Brock Lesnar and his power and his relative diversity too. People underestimate how quick he is, how fast he is, and how smart he is… You put us together in the ring, I think you really have an opportunity for magic. I’ve only been in a match setting with Brock Lesnar two times. One was at the Royal Rumble earlier this year and we all know how that turned out and the other was obviously at the end of WrestleMania and we all know how that turned out. That’s two extremely special moments in WWE history and I think we’re about to create the third here this Sunday at Battleground.

Did His Time on The Independents Help Him When He Arrived At WWE Developmental
Well, let me explain something to you. When I got to WWE developmental, that pedigree did not help you at all. It was against you. You were an enemy of the state when you walked in, when you had an independent background. When I got in there, it was myself and a guy like Cesaro, who was down there as well. You had CM Punk up on the main roster and Daniel Bryan who were both struggling to find their places at the time. You had guys like Kevin Owens who were not even considered to be hired at that point. So what we did, what I did, was change the game. I showed the entire world that we were the force that was going to be reckoned with whether they wanted it or not. We were going to be the guys who took over the industry in the next five years. It was only a matter of time. We put in the time to our craft. We dedicated our lives to making professional wrestling better on a daily basis. We traveled the entire world and spread our cause on a grassroots level. That’s pretty much undeniable, in my opinion when it comes to experience and just getting over. I think now it’s the rule as opposed to the exception. When you look at the guys like Zayn [Sami], Owens [Kevin], Balor [Finn], and Neville and that whole crew, I think that’s pretty awesome. I’m proud to have been a precursor to that a little bit.

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