Speaking to James Delow on talkSPORT’s new WWE podcast Gorilla Position, Seth Rollins has said he would like to face Triple H – and also that he wouldn’t swap his years in Ring of Honor for time in WWE developmental.
“I wouldn’t mind having a match with Triple H some day, a singles match,” said Rollins.
“I know that’s interesting considering our current affiliation, but there doesn’t always have to be an element of hate involved there – it could be a competitive match.
“He’s someone who is a measuring stick, he’s done a lot for me specifically and I’d just like to test the water at some point. I think it would be a really interesting match up.”
Seth continued: “For me, he’s been an incredible mentor. You really can’t ask for a better mentor than The Game himself.
“If you look at what he’s done in our industry over the last 20 years and his position in the company, It is incredible.
“He thinks about things so differently too. You may not think that about him – a lot of people may think he’s very vanilla or cut and dry – but man, he thinks about things so differently and he absolutely loves WWE. Just loves it, it is his passion.”
“He’s built for the role he’s in now. It’s an exciting time,” he adds.
“I’m proud to be part of what I believe to be his WWE, the future is he’s shaping.
“I’m really excited to see how that goes. It’s really his time to take this step and I’m glad to be taking it with him.”
On the Performance Center: “It is an amazing set up and certainly an accelerated system for guys who have never, ever learnt a thing about wrestling in their life.
“It will pay dividends going forward but to me there’s no replacement for having passion, heart and desire and just working your way from the bottom up.”
“There are so many guys to learn from, so many styles. Guys who are well-travelled made millions and millions of dollars, everything there is to know about professional wrestling.
“If you can’t learn from them in everything, how to cut promos, how to be a character, how to wrestle inide the rings, the ins and outs… And on top of that, you’re getting paid to train!
“I had to pay to train, working odd jobs… If you’re getting paid to live in sunny Florida and train under the greatest minds of our era and you can’t succeed, you’re just not built for this.
“Get out of here, do something else because you’re not cut out for this.”
“They’re a niche product that caters to a different kind of wrestling fan, a hardcore, underground type of fan.
“But they do such a great job bringing in the best talent on the independent level, because you have no choice but to get better.
“And if you don’t get better, you’re just going to get shoved back down.
“So, it is one of those things where if you want to get better and you want to learn, you want to grow as a professional, Ring of Honor is the place to be.
“I learned so much there in three years, I would never take that back.
“Even if you said, ‘Let’s go back in time, we can sign you to WWE today and you can skip this Ring of Honor nonsense,’ I wouldn’t have traded it for anything.”