2022 has been an MVP-level year for Seth ‘Freakin’ Rollins in WWE. He has been in classic matches with Roman Reigns, Cody Rhodes, and Matt Riddle and gaining more popularity with fanbases around the world. Now he has an issue with the nickname in his presentation on WWE television.
Rollins spoke to Ariel Helwani, in a new interview for BT Sport, that he spoke to Vince McMahon prior to Vince’s retirement. about the possibility of dropping his nickname due to announcers overutilizing the name.
“I’m not sure. As of this interview, I’m not exactly sure,”
“So even before Triple H took over, this was weeks before, I think, maybe months even. I had gone to Vince specifically because I had watched something back on Raw and maybe it was like a highlight on Twitter, and they just they said ‘Seth Freaking Rollins’, it had been a dozen times in 30 seconds because Vince was also very big on not using pronouns. So, constantly, he wanted the whole brand [said] every single time I was referenced and I’m like, ‘You gotta stop that. You’re gonna turn people off. That’s not what we want, you know?’ So he was like, ‘Okay. On the commentary, they can refer to you as Seth Rollins.’ I was like, ‘Alright, thank you.’
“So I don’t know,” he continued. “I don’t know if ‘Freakin” is staying or going. I’ve had many, many names and it’s all fine with me. It’s different. No one’s really working with a strong middle name right now. There aren’t any Bret ‘The Hitman’ Harts, you know?”
We’ll see if Rollins gets the nickname dropped or not. One thing is for sure, fans will continue to chant “Freakin’ Rollins” and sing his theme song.
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