Seth Rollins was recently interviewed by Newsweek on a wide variety of pro wrestling topics. One of those topics was WWE’s recent NXT main roster call-ups.
Aleister Black and Ricochet are the latest NXT stars to rise up and they’ve definitely made an impact on both Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live.But what does Seth feel about the black and gold brand moving into the main roster of WWE?
“It’s always good to see who is going to step up. I remember being the new guy on the block. I remember coming in before the Shield doing live events and tours, there was so much resistance to new guys coming in. And new guys pushing old guys out and everyone being so protective. I’m the opposite. I’m the guy who feels so comfortable where I’m at that I just want the best for our industry. I want to see the guys who are going to put in the work and move this thing forward in the next 5-10 years. So it’s always cool to see a new batch of call ups like a Gargano, Ciampa, Aleister Black and Ricochet. Who is going to step up and be the first guy to break the glass ceiling, sort of speak?
Even McIntyre, say what you will about him, but he’s a totally transformed individual from when he was in 3MB before he got let go. So it’s a totally different atmosphere.”
Black and Ricochet are indeed a success story, unlike the previous batch of NXT call-ups. That group of stars went nowhere and were never booked properly from the moment they arrived on the main roster.
But when it comes to Seth Rollins, The Kingslayer’s primary focus right now is Brock Lesnar. Rollins will face The Beast Incarnate at WrestleMania 35 for the WWE Universal Championship in a match that many fans are indeed anxious to see. They want a new champ, but what is Rollins’ take on that notion?
“I honestly didn’t realize how much the match meant to everyone else. Coming into it, I was focused on game planning, getting healthy, coming up with ideas to take him down. People have been clamoring for years to get the title off this guy and bring the championship back to the show every week. We had that for a short amount of time last year with Roman after he beat him, but how everything went down with him and his leukemia, man it felt like the more I talk to fans it’s an honest “please beat this guy and bring the title back to RAW, I’m so sick of Brock Lesnar.”
Whether or not Seth will defeat Brock is unknown. Lesnar signed a new WWE deal in 2018, which means win or lose, The Beast isn’t going anywhere any time soon.