AEW’s Mark Henry has praised Seth Rollins as an elite talent, noting that he believes that fans will be speaking about him for the next 150 years.
At the May 6 Backlash premium live event, Rollins defeated Omos in a bout that divided fans when it was initially announced.
Speaking on Busted Open Radio, Mark Henry noted that be believes that Omos got over in defeat as he had the chance to share the ring with Rollins.
Discussing Rollins’ legacy, the AEW coach said:
“He (Omos) won (despite losing) because he got over… you don’t always have to go over to get over. Omos won.
“He got experience by being in the ring with an elite pro wrestling talent, someone people will talk about for the next 150 years.
“I knew that match was going to be great because Seth Rollins brings out the best in the people that he works with. And he had a lot to work with.
“Omos is going to be really, really good in the up and coming years. He’s young, he’s hungry, he’s changing his body, and his gear is better.
“Everything that you see Omos, MVP being with him, everything works.”
Rollins advanced to the finals of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament by winning a three-way bout, then defeating Finn Balor on the May 8 edition of WWE Raw.
Here’s a recap of what happened during the episode:
Seth ‘Freakin’ Rollins def. Damian Priest, Shinsuke Nakamura in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament
Mustafa Ali def. Otis when Chad Gable and Maxxine Dupri argued and distracted Otis
Finn Balor def. Cody Rhodes, The Miz in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament
Brock Lesnar, who had cost Cody Rhodes the aforementioned three-way, attacked Rhodes and demanded a rematch from Backlash at Night of Champions, which Rhodes later accepted
Rhea Ripley def. Dana Brooke and was then confronted by Natalya
Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn def. Giovanni Vinci & Ludwig Kaiser
Johnny Gargano, Candice LeRae, Indi Hartwell and Dexter Lumis reunited The Way backstage, and Gargano hinted at someone else returning soon which could be Tommaso Ciampa
Zoey Stark def. Nikki Cross
Becky Lynch returned and confronted Trish Stratus
Dominik Mysterio def. Xavier Woods
Seth Rollins def. Finn Balor in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament
Transcription via Wrestling Inc.
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