WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon announced the Wild Card Rule earlier this year where three members of Raw and SmackDown can appear on the other brand. This would later change to four members appearing on each show and now it’s as many stars as the company wants.
Based on his comments, it sounds like he’s not a fan of what it has become as he thinks the rule has “really muddled things up” on the brand.
“Maybe? The Wild Card really muddled things up, to be honest with you,” Rollins said. “Now you’re seeing those guys every single week. It used to feel special when I see the New Day but now they’re eating pancakes backstage every chance they get on Monday and I’m not a fan of that. But no, it’s great that there’s so much talent across both brands. I think once you see the move to Fox it’s really going to tighten down as far as best Wild Card options and stuff like. It’s really cool to see things come together now and get these cool match ups you might not get in October or November.”
He continued by stating, “RAW is my gig, man. SmackDown is fine, they have two hours. There are people on that show that need TV time. They have so many guys backstage that are starving to get the opportunity right now or they’re just sliding in on backstage vignettes or what have you. I’m not going to go over on their and take over segments every single week. They don’t need it they have a wealth of talent over there. Besides, I don’t want to deal with Shane McMahon more than I have to.”