Seth Rollins is the Visionary of WWE and has done a lot for the business since his debut in the company more than a decade ago. He is a surefire WWE Hall Of Famer in the future and he still has his fair share of naysayers. Now it appears Eric Bischof admitted that he was wrong about Rollins not being a big-time player.
The WWE World Heavyweight Champion made a name for himself in the independent circuit in promotions such as Ring Of Honor, before he made his way to WWE and became the global sensation that he is today.
While speaking on the latest episode of his 83 Weeks Podcast, WWE Hall Of Famer Eric Bischoff talked about Seth Rollins’ current status in WWE. Bischoff revealed that he didn’t see Rollins as a big-time player a few years ago and admitted that he was completely wrong about The Visionary.
“Let’s say this, in 2019 when I spent a moment in WWE heard a lot of conversation about Seth Rollins. You know, even before I got there, Seth Rollins was on, you know, the fan’s radar, the internet wrestling universe’s radar, and heard a lot about him. Eh, I didn’t see it, you know, and when I say that, I mean just in very little interaction professionally. I didn’t produce anything that he was involved in or anything like that. So I didn’t really work with him one-on-one to get to know him.
But just being around him and getting the vibe and seeing him backstage, I just never saw him as a big-time player. Clearly, I was wrong. He is a big-time player, and he is amazingly talented. He’s got a lot of depth. He’s got that willingness as a performer to let go of his own ego and, and to experiment, to work outside his comfort zone. That’s what makes good actors and actresses and wrestlers and any kind of performer is letting go of who you really are and becoming something else and doing it in a believable way. And I don’t think anybody does it as well as Seth Rollins.
He’s so good at what he does and in a way, more diverse as a character than just about anybody that I can think of in the last 20 or 30 years. In some respects, you, you know, you see a little bit of Shawn Michaels or a lot of Shawn Michaels and Seth Rollins because physically he’s very gifted. He’s very talented, but he’s confident enough in himself to go so far outside of his, real self to be a character that I think that just, he’s got a bright future. I can’t say enough of it as far as the match goes. I guess I just, maybe, because I don’t know the backstory.”
Seth Rollins successfully retained his WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Fin Balor at the SummerSlam Premium Live Event. It remains to be seen what the company will have planned for Rollins in the coming weeks.
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