Seth Rollins hopes his appearance on NXT will bring more attention to the product and help elevate the World Heavyweight Championship.
After Bron Breakker issued a challenge to Seth Rollins during the June 6 episode of NXT, Rollins responded the following week, accepting the challenge and agreeing to put his World Heavyweight Championship on the line. In an interview with the New York Post, Rollins discussed the significance of bringing the title to NXT and the potential impact it could have.
Rollins expressed his belief that taking the World Heavyweight Championship to NXT in Florida makes it a special occasion, as it is a rarity to see such a crossover. He mentioned his previous match on NXT over a decade ago in 2013, highlighting the opportunity to return to the place where he honed his skills in WWE and defend the title against someone like Bron Breakker. Rollins hopes that this match will attract more attention to NXT and generate increased interest in the product.
“Taking it down Florida and NXT I think makes it special. You just don’t see that very often. The last time I had a match on NXT was, God, over a decade ago (2013). Getting an opportunity to go down there to the place I really cut my teeth in WWE and bring a brand new world title there and defend it against someone like Bron Breakker, I think it’s gonna put more eyes on NXT, I hope, and bring some attention there,” he said.
Regarding his opponent, Rollins praised Breakker and stated that, from a performance perspective, Breakker is as prepared as he can be. He acknowledged that nothing can fully prepare someone for the experience of being on the road with WWE full-time, but he believes Breakker has the passion and hunger necessary to push the business forward.
“There is nothing you can do down there that’s gonna prepare you for the experience of being on the road with WWE full-time. It’s just a different animal. From everything I’ve seen performance-wise, Bron’s as ready as he’s gonna get. And his time will come. Everybody’s time will come. I was as anxious as anybody when I was down there in NXT. I told Bron this on Tuesday, I’ve been in your shoes. You want to make noise. You want to be the guy and I like that. We need that passion and we need that hunger to continue to push the business forward. I’m excited to go and give him the test of his life and see what he throws back at me. I’m excited to see how ready he really is.”
Bron Breakker has already made a couple of appearances on Monday Night RAW, competing in tag matches and even winning the NXT Championship by defeating Dolph Ziggler. Rollins sees Breakker’s upcoming match as an opportunity to test his abilities and determine his readiness for a potential jump to the main roster.
As Rollins prepares to defend his World Heavyweight Championship on NXT, he aims to create a buzz and contribute to the growth and success of the brand.
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