Seth Rollins’ time in promotions such as Ring Of Honor certainly helped him hone his craft before making his way to WWE. Rollins’ current obnoxious heel character never fails to annoy fans. On top of that, Rollins really doesn’t do scripted promos as such, just like Roman Reigns. Rollins obviously sees what AEW is saying about WWE on their weekly television shows, and he sees it as a bit desperate.
During the buildup to his match against Roman Reigns at the Royal Rumble, Seth Rollins mentioned Jon Moxley, who is now in AEW. One of the biggest issues fans have with AEW is the company constantly taking shots at WWE as well.
While speaking to Jimmy Traina of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast, Seth Rollins stated that he thinks AEW reeks of desperation for constantly taking shots at WWE.
“To me, it’s one of those things where, if it’s very useful, it’s fine. The references you spoke of [Rollins mentioning Moxley, CM Punk mentioning WWE] are two kind of different things. I didn’t use the reference to Mox to talk down to somebody. I wasn’t trying to diminish anyone’s accomplishments. It wasn’t like that. He’s part of our story, Roman wouldn’t be the same if it wasn’t for Mox and I. The other side of that coin is the way that it can be used by those guys. They can do whatever they want. I find it very tacky and low-brow, personally. I think it looks and reeks of desperation. I don’t think it’s anything on our television show that we need to go there and talk down about those guys. They are doing their thing, they’re doing it very well, we’re very happy for them. I am, at least personally, are they on our level? No. They have a long way to go to catch up to us. That’s fine and they know that. They do things differently. From my perspective, it’s a step down for us to use it as an insult. That’s my perspective. People may not share that opinion.”
We will have to see how Seth Rollins vs Cody Rhodes at WrestleMania 38 will turn out to be, as fans are certainly excited about the possible match.
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