Seth Rollins took on WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns for the title back at the Royal Rumble, when he arguably stole the show with his entrance, entering to the Shield’s theme song and attire.
Rollins recently sat down with Radio Row, where he discussed the match with Reigns at the Royal Rumble, and why he chose to make the iconic entrance of his former faction.
“It was something that was in my mind. Obviously, anytime you enter into a story with Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns, you’ve got to know the history of the Shield, you know? So it would’ve been a disservice to our fanbase to not touch on that. And then the more we touched on it, the more that I realized that it really started to bother Roman. There was a piece of him that he hadn’t fully dealt with, you know? It was something, some unrequited regret, something in there that he hasn’t really touched on.
“And so the more I messed with him, the more it became a real possibility that was going to be something that would get inside of his head. Because, look, the guy’s a super athlete. He’s got a lot of advantages when it comes to size and strength, but when it comes to the mental game of what we do, there’s nobody better than me. So it was maybe not a last-second call, but pretty close to it. Luckily, St. Louis is close to home and I had some backup on the way.”
Reigns is set to collide with Brock Lesnar in the main event of WrestleMania for the third time. The first time the two faced off in the main event of Mania, it was Rollins who ended the match as champion, when he cashed in Money in the Bank.
Rollins teased that he could once again get involved in their battle, saying:
“I made my presence in a Brock/Roman match once before at WrestleMania so who’s to say I couldn’t do it again, but who knows? We are roughly seven or eight weeks out from WrestleMania at this point now and so, anything can happen between now and then.”
Rollins is one of five men set to challenge Bobby Lashley for the WWE Championship inside the Elimination Chamber next Saturday, including Lesnar himself.
transcription via Wrestling Inc.
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