The WWE locker room can be an intense place considering the competition among Superstars to capture the brass ring. It is in the locker room that friendships are forged and enmities are birthed. As such, it takes a great deal to survive in the wild atmosphere, let alone be the leader of the WWE locker room.
Seth Rollins is a multiple-time world champion in WWE and is known for his extraordinary attitude in the ring. The Visionary is a master at mind games and knows how to win over his opponents even without laying a finger on them.
During a recent appearance on The Pat McAfee Show, Seth Rollins opened up about the perception of the locker room and shed some light on the relationships between WWE superstars.
“From the outside, you think it’s a cutthroat business and to an extent it is in some capacity, because everybody wants that top spot and everybody wants to grow as a performer and, you know, the higher up you are on the card, the more money you’re going to earn and that’s the bottom line, but I can totally understand where you’re coming from when you come in. [There’s still] a level of respect. It’s like, when it’s Sunday, and it’s game time and you’re going, you’re out there to kill somebody, right? You’re out there to take somebody out, but as soon as it’s not that time anymore, as soon as the game’s over or, you know, the play is over, you help the brother up off the field and that’s where we are.”
Seth Rollins further clarified that while every Superstar wants to be at the top, there is still mutual respect in the locker room.
“Yeah, everybody wants that top spot, everybody wants to be positioned better than everybody else, but at the end of the day, there is a level of respect for everybody that plays the game and so there is a brotherhood, there is a fraternity to that.”
The competition in the WWE locker room is very much real. The ambition and drive among professional wrestlers to be the best in the industry, the desire to be the top performer, to receive the most recognition, to get the best storyline, and to be in the main event at the biggest shows can often make or break potential relationships.
However, despite these rivalries, many wrestlers maintain a strong sense of camaraderie and respect for one another, recognizing that they are all working towards a common goal of entertaining the fans and advancing the industry.
We’ll have to see what happens with Seth Rollins on the road to WrestleMania. Rumor has it that Logan Paul is pegged to be his opponent on the grandest stage of them all this time around. Until then, keep checking back with Ringside News for more.
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