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Seth Rollins explains the downside of having part-time stars as champions



WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins recently spoke with The Independent about a wide range of pro wrestling topics.

During the interview, Rollins spoke about WWE having part-time stars such as former WWE Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey and former WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar as top champions in the company despite not working a full-time schedule.

According to Rollins, while it was nice for those stars mentioned above to be around, it does have a downside which is the fact that they don’t work live events and not being there does impact the house show business.

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"It was a nice little thing to have Brock Lesnar run roughshod with the title for two years, and it was lovely to have Ronda Rousey come in and show her dominance for a year," Rollins said. "But the nice thing about having champions who are on all the live events is that those events need people to come and see them.

"To have a reliable talent like myself, Becky Lynch or Kofi Kingston, who are going to be at all of those live events with their championships; that just adds something extra. From a fans perspective, if you're buying a ticket and you get to see the champion, that's always a great story to tell. When I was a kid and went to WWE events, it was all about seeing whoever was on top, whether that was Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart of Shawn Michaels - they were always there with their title. It made for an incredible experience from a youngsters' perspective."

Rollins is slated to make his next title defense against AJ Styles at the Money In The Bank pay-per-view event.