In speaking to Ariel Helwani, Rollins describes the situation as he left the ring after having a match with Finn Balor when he was attacked by a fan.
Seth Rollins explained the scary situation, saying:
“But yeah, man, it was so weird, because the way I was, you know, I’m leaving the ring. I just think I had had a match with Finn Balor and I had hit him with an extra Stomp. And, you know, there was a bit of heat. So they were booing and whatever. And I’m walking away. And I remember just turning to our cameraman Stu, who’s usually, he’s the guy on the aisle there and he’s falling and he follows me so when I turn he turns so you know, I turn to face and he’s got my shot with the ring in the background.
“And there’s always people when they’ve got that shot, there’s always people running behind whether they’re setting up pyro or you know, just moving wires or whatever they’re doing, so this guy just…I didn’t even think twice that he wasn’t just someone working because he just comes running around the corner out of the darkness and then before I even have time to react, he’s by Stu and just on me, it happened like in the blink of an eye it felt like when you watch it, obviously like fancams or something, you can [be] like, ‘Oh there he is running at Seth, why doesn’t Seth see him, right?’”
While the incident was wrapped up fairly quickly, the moment was certainly shocking as it occurred on live TV.
Reflecting on the incident, Rollins said:
“I was just thankful that security was there. I was thankful that he wasn’t armed in any way that could have gone very badly. And then I, in the aftermath, I just felt bad for him. You know, when I kind of saw online what his situation was and he had been catfished out of some money and you know, his mental capacity wasn’t great.
“I just felt bad, I felt bad that there wasn’t anybody in his life that could kind of help him out and so it was an unfortunate situation that I think was handled as best as it could all the way around and then honestly, coming out later with it I didn’t even think twice about it.”
Seth Rollins is scheduled to meet an expected foe in Matt Riddle at WWE’s next premium live event, Extreme Rules on Saturday October 8, 2022.
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