Seth Rollins is one of the biggest names in the WWE at the moment. The “Architect of the Shield” has had tremendous matches throughout his career against the likes of John Cena, Triple H and CM Punk. That doesn’t mean he got to train with all of his opponents.

The “Drip Messiah” recently appeared on The Pat McAfee Show to talk about his childhood memories of pro wrestling. He also talked about how he was supposed to train with CM Punk but couldn’t due to financial complications.

“By the time I was 14, we’re talking Attitude Era. So We’re talking DX, Stone Cold, nWo, and WCW. And I was in love, I couldn’t do anything else. So we had a trampoline and me and my friends, we would just bounce around. We were putting on shows in our backyard.

“I wanted to get trained, I always wanted to get trained. I never wanted to be one of those guys who got into the industry and have kind of a blackball, like, oh, he never got trained, he just got in. Paying your dues, your respects for people who put in the time, and all that stuff.


“So I actually went and got trained, I moved out to Philadelphia in a car, I packed up all my crap. I went out there and I was going to get trained by CM Punk. CM Punk, who was a big star in WWE and now works for the other company.

“No, but he — I didn’t have the money. I didn’t, I had no idea how to live on my own. Because I never went to college, I didn’t have like, I couldn’t even do my own laundry. I didn’t know what I was doing. I was an idiot.

“I ended up not having the money, I ended up moving back. And so, I ended up training out a shipping warehouse in Chicago in the dead of winter in 2004. And so it was freezing cold, I trained the local independent guy, his name is Danny Daniels. Yeah, Double D. And he taught me everything I know about the business for the most part.”

Rollins will face fellow stars Brock Lesnar, Austin Theory, Riddle. AJ Styles, and Bobby Lashley for the latter’s title inside the Elimination Chamber this Saturday (February 19) in Saudi Arabia.

H/T WrestlingInc

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