Seth Rollins Says If Everyone Follows ‘The Logan Paul Model’, The Wrestling Business Is Dead

Seth Rollins Says If Everyone Follows ‘The Logan Paul Model’, The Wrestling Business Is Dead WWE

Seth Rollins says if everyone follows “The Logan Paul Model”, the wrestling business is dead.

Logan Paul has become a revelation in the wrestling business, debuting at last year’s WrestleMania 38 and making an immediate impact by winning his first two matches before facing Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship at WWE Crown Jewel 2022.

After suffering an injury against Reigns, Paul returned at WWE Royal Rumble and eliminated Seth Rollins from the Men’s Royal Rumble match to kickstart a feud with the former WWE Champion.

The social media star further progressed his rivalry with Rollins by costing him the United States Championship at WWE Elimination Chamber. Logan and Seth are now set to have a face-to-face confrontation on the March 6 edition of Raw.

Speaking on WWE After The Bell with Corey Graves, Rollins was asked about his recent comments calling Paul a “tourist” in wrestling. When asked if he still believes this to be true, Seth answered:

“Yes and no. There are obvious advantages to having people from outside of our world come into our world. Logan Paul is not a new phenomenon. We’ve been doing this in WWE for decades and we’re going to continue to do it for a long time after Logan Paul is gone.”

“There’s just a lot to be said about having these types of performers on our show and whatever they may be doing. You look at the Rock N Wrestling Connection, all the way back to Cyndi Lauper, the first WrestleMania with Muhammad Ali and Liberace, you had it all.”

“It makes sense. It’s a different beast, I feel, when you start getting these people in the ring on a semi-regular basis. You look at Lawrence Taylor against Bam Bam Bigelow, perfect way to utilize these celebrities.”

“Lawrence Taylor was an athlete beforehand, one of the greatest linebackers in NFL history, and also, a guy who wasn’t calling himself a wrestler. He didn’t go around getting a big head thinking, ‘I can do this, I’m so good at this, this is a cake walk for me.'”

“I don’t want people going around thinking that’s what wrestling is, that it’s paint by numbers, somebody programs you and you’re going to be just fine.”

Discussing what goes into becoming a wrestling star, Rollins said:

“Now you’re the biggest star, you’re the best thing that has ever happened and that’s what the business has become. If every single one of us just followed that road map, there wouldn’t be a wrestling business because nobody would be able to do the damn thing.”

“That’s not what it is. It is making the towns, having hundreds and thousands of matches in different cities in front of different sized crowds. It’s learning your trade.”

“This idea that you can, poof, hop on a camera, film yourself, do some crap on social media to become a star and have some worth in the world, maybe I’m an old crotchety man, but I don’t understand what value you’re giving back to the world.”

Seth continued on to explain his belief that Logan Paul coming into the business and getting a WWE contract sets a bad example, saying:

“In the Logan Paul situation, I don’t understand what long-term value he’s going to be able to give back to us. It’s one thing if you come in, do your thing, and leave, but this dude has a contract with WWE. He’s supposed to have a few matches a year.”

“That doesn’t make you an ambassador for the business, that’s not what wrestling is. I don’t want my students, I don’t want the next generation coming up and thinking that’s how you make it in wrestling. If everybody follows that model, the business is dead.”

Seth Rollins vs. Logan Paul has been reported as a potential WrestleMania 39 bout, but it has not been confirmed as of yet.

For the full lineup for the WrestleMania 39 event, click here.

Transcription via Fightful

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