Seth Rollins’ time in promotions such as Ring Of Honor certainly helped him hone his craft before debuting in WWE. Rollins’ current obnoxious heel character never fails to annoy fans. In addition to that, Rollins doesn’t do scripted promos as such, just like Roman Reigns.

Seth Rollins last faced Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship to kick off the Royal Rumble event. The Visionary played mind games with Reigns as he brought back the Shield gimmick for the match.

The match ended in disqualification after Roman Reigns choked out Rollins without letting him go. Rollins has usually beaten Reigns in big matches, with wins over him at WrestleMania 31 and Money in the Bank 2016 as well.

Almost a decade after The Shield was formed, Rollins and Reigns remain top stars in WWE. While speaking to SPORT1, Seth Rollins claimed that he had to work harder than Roman Reigns to become larger than life.


“I was never visually the prototype of a WWE superstar. I don’t look like John (Cena), Roman or (Hulk) Hogan, never did it and never will. That’s why I never received as a gift from what they received. Don’t misunderstand: All those mentioned had to or have to work enormously hard and I admire very much what John Cena and Hulk Hogan have achieved. And I admire what Roman is doing now. But the truth is also: Someone like me doesn’t get the ball as naturally as they got it. People like me who don’t have a certain size have to work non-stop all the time. Shawn Michaels had to, Randy Savage had to, Eddie Guerrero and even Bret Hart. We have to wrestle up, fight ourselves upwards in all the senses of the word, that is the package we carry.

Becky (Lynch) has become one of the biggest stars in the history of our industry with her personality, she is now the greatest wrestler of all time for me. And you can see from it: There is more than one way to be “larger than life.” If you are already in terms of physical conditions, it is definitely easier, but there is another way. You don’t have to look like Hulk Hogan or John Cena. Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather are also “larger than life.” In the end, it’s not about the physical conditions, it’s about what you make of your prerequisites.”

It remains to be seen whether Rollins and Reigns will duke it out in the future again. Fans would love to see the two engage in a long feud next time.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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