Former WWE Champion Seth Rollins recently spoke with Sports Illustrated’s Off The Board podcast about various topics. During the interview, he was asked about wanting to wrestle The Rock at WrestleMania. He noted that he thinks everyone respects The Rock. He brought up how The Rock has been in the pro wrestling business his entire life.
“He’s a guy that works really hard, and most of our performers can appreciate that one way or another, whether it’s in the movie industry or our industry. He’s a legend, Hall of Famer, dude who’s paved the way for generations of us to be pro wrestlers, so I think it’s really cool for me when he comes back and being able to work with him in any capacity.”
Back in 2015 during the WWE Championship match between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 31, Rollins decided to cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase and beat Lesnar to win the championship for the first time in his career.
“I reacted with excitement and a sense of responsibility knowing I was gonna be the guy leaving WrestleMania with the WWE world heavyweight championship and I was gonna be responsible moving forward for filling arenas. For me, it was a great honor and great distinction and something that I’m super proud of, but it wasn’t like all of a sudden they sat down and told me this is what was gonna happen. It was a longer story than that.”
Rollins also talked about Superstars talking about Donald Trump, Linda McMahon and more. You can read the entire interview here.