In the final match at WWE Stomping Grounds, Becky Lynch came to the aid of Seth Rollins, her real-life boyfriend, after he was low-blowed by Lacey Evans.
Evans had been personally selected as the special guest referee by Baron Corbin for his Universal Championship match at Sunday’s pay-per-view against Rollins.
The couple then kicked off Raw the following night, where they were booked into a mixed tag team match for next months Extreme Rules where Rollins and Lynch’s respective championships will be on the line.
In a recent interview, Becky Lynch discussed what it was like to make the save for her boyfriend on Sunday night, and how the idea of her relationship with Rollins being played out on WWE TV came to be.
Speaking to Sports Illustrated, Seth has also commented on his relationship with “The Man”. The Universal Champion revealed when he and Lynch started officially dating.
“We started dating in February. It was a couple of months. We didn’t really keep it a secret that much. We were in public, went to some concerts and took pictures. We were friends for years beforehand, so I think people were like, “Well, I don’t know.” It’s not like we hadn’t taken pictures at the gym or elsewhere before, so I think people were just like, “Maybe they’re just friends or whatever.” We’re like, “Yeah, we’re just friends.”
“We started seeing each other in February. I don’t think we let the cat out of the bag until April or May. But it wasn’t like we were taking extreme measures. She wasn’t walking around with a mustache or anything like that. We did what we did. And eventually she put the thing on Twitter when she was arguing with Beth and Edge and I was like, “Hey, I had this picture for safe keeping.” So I popped it up there and that was it. There wasn’t too much thought put into it.”
Rollins also noted that while he was initially concerned about bringing his relationship with Becky onto WWE TV, he now really enjoys doing it:
When you’re first approached about the idea, you’re like, “Ehh, I don’t know how this is going to work. Is it going to work?” I’ve never done anything like that. I don’t think she has either, as far as I know. If you look at the way couples have been portrayed in the past, sometimes it’s a bit sketchy, especially on the woman’s end. I know some of her concerns about that and mine as well, so we had discussions, but once we sat down and brainstormed about it — because at the end of the day, they’re not gonna go forward with the idea if it’s not something we’re comfortable with — so once we sat down and brainstormed to talk about how cool it might be and the options that were in front of us on the table”.
“I think that we decided it would actually be a pretty fun thing to do and a cool thing to do and to strike while the iron is hot. It’s not like this would be as cool if we did it in a year from now — that’s assuming I’m lucky enough to keep her for a full year. I think watching [Sunday] night and me being in the ring during the main event of the [Stomping Grounds] pay-per-view and hearing the reaction when she hit the ring and seeing the reaction on social [the next day], everyone seems to be pretty psyched about the role reversal thing. It’s pretty sick to me. I think we nailed it and I’m pretty happy with it and so is she.”
This is certainly not the only interesting thing to come from Rollins’ interview with Sports Illustrated. During the discussion, Seth also fired back at former tag team partner Jon Moxley over comments the former WWE Champion has made in interviews.
Thanks to WrestleZone for the transcription.
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