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. He also refused advice from Road Dogg in the past.
Rollins made his way from the indies to WWE back in 2011 and debuted in NXT back in 2012. It did not take him long to become the NXT Champion and had a solid showing there as well.
While speaking during an AdFreeShows Q&A session, Road Dogg revealed that he told Rollins to stop doing Rollins’ forearm strike, which had a long windup. Rollins refused Dogg’s advice to change it.
“He used to do this thing in the corner where he would jump up and down, jump up and down and run like he was in a mosh pit, and then run and hit the guy with a forearm. And I thought, ‘Oh, man, that’s so anticlimactic. Like if you jump up and down and you’re really warming up, and then you run and hit the guy with a flipper.
I don’t know; it didn’t seem right; it seemed like the build-up was bigger than the finish-up,” opined Road Dogg. “So I went up to him and told him that, and he said, ‘No, that’s what I do. I’m not changing it; that’s what I do.’ I went to Hunter and said, ‘Well, that kid, I’ll never talk to him again.’ You know what I mean?”
Seth Rollins is likely to feud with Matt Riddle all the way through SummerSlam as well. We’ll have to wait and see how their feud will be booked in the coming weeks.
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