WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins has opened up about the pressure he felt heading into WrestleMania 39.
At the April 2023 event, Rollins faced off against influencer Logan Paul in singles action.
Following an entertaining bout, and interference from YouTuber KSI, Rollins dropped Paul with a Stomp to secure the victory.
Speaking on the My Love Letter To Wrestling podcast, Rollins noted that he felt like there was a lot of pressure on him to perform, not only because Paul was relatively inexperienced, but also because of the extra eyes on their match thanks to the social media star’s following.
Calling Logan Paul a hustler, Rollins said:
“It’s different. It’s 100% different.
“Obviously, there’s a lot more pressure on me to carry the weight of a match, carry the burden of a huge WrestleMania match where you’ve got someone like Logan Paul, who brings so many eyes that normally don’t pay any attention to our industry and put a huge spotlight on our industry at the biggest event of the year.
“So there’s a lot of pressure on you. The company is basically saying, ‘Here, we trust you to handle this and do this well.’ Then you’re in there with a guy who has very little experience.
“But I’ll say this about Logan. Say what you will about his personality and how he conducts himself outside of the ring and his different exploits and all that, I don’t pretend to comment or know about all that stuff.
“But he’s a hard-working cat, he is a hustler, and I don’t think you get to his level of success just kind of phoning it in.
“He’s a hustler, he did everything that he needed to do to get himself as ready as someone in his position could be for a match like that, and I think you saw the end result.
“It’s on par with any of the other WrestleMania matches that I’ve ever had.
“That’s a testament to me and how fantastic I am, but also it’s a testament to him and how much hard work he put in, and got himself in the absolute best possible position to succeed.
“So it was a great time, and I’d love to do it again.”
Rollins has since won the World Heavyweight Championship, defeating AJ Styles in a bout for the new title at Night of Champions 2023.
The Visionary named an intriguing absent star as a potential challenger for his gold down the line, which you can read more about right here.
Transcription via Fightful.
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