2019 WWE Men’s Royal Rumble winner Seth Rollins was recently interviewed by Yahoo! Sports to promote this weekend’s WrestleMania 35 event. Rollins will be taking on Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship at “The Show Of Shows.”
“The Architect” talked about facing Lesnar at WrestleMania, Dean Ambrose’s heel turn shortly after Roman Reigns’ leukemia announcement, and reuniting The Shield one final time at Fastlane.
Here are the highlights:
Facing Lesnar at WrestleMania:
I think people are just sick of it,” Rollins said. “You’ve seen and heard it every single week. They want to see a champion who is going to be there, that’s going to represent them, that’s a champion they can be proud of and one that inspires people. Brock Lesnar doesn’t inspire anybody.
He’s an industry killer, not an industry builder. He cares about no one but himself and he’ll tell you that, it’s been that way his entire life. He was given the opportunity years ago to carry the mantle here in WWE but it was too tough for him and he walked away. Granted, he’s been able to come back and do things on his own terms, but his own terms only serve himself.
Dean Ambrose turning heel shortly after Roman Reigns’ leukemia diagnosis:
The way that affected Ambrose, that wasn’t really his best look,” Rollins said. “No one wanted to see us fight each other, we had been through that, it didn’t feel good. I was upset, he was clearly upset and people didn’t want to see it, they wanted to see us be brothers and care about each other.
Reuniting The Shield one last time at Fastlane:
At the end of the day, I was happy to have that one last match with my Shield brothers by my side,” Rollins said. “It was one of the most emotional experiences I’ve ever had in a wrestling ring and it felt so good. Whenever we’re back on the same side, it’s so easy, it’s so much fun.
Knowing that was the last one, I think we all felt it, were able to soak it in and enjoy that match. That propelled me and gave me all of the momentum I needed heading into WrestleMania.