WWE star Seth Rollins has expressed regret over not taking his storyline with Cesaro in a different direction.
Seth Rollins was embroiled in a rivalry with long-time friend Cesaro last year that saw the two men battle in a series of matches, including at WrestleMania 37.
Speaking to Ryan Satin on Out of Character, Rollins reflected on the Cesaro feud and the transition in his character from Messiah to Visionary.
“I was still trying to gather what the character was going to be coming out of my return from…I got punted in the face at Survivor Series, left the Messiah character behind, came back as this Visionary but wasn’t really certain what it was going to look like. Got into the story with Cesaro. I was still piecing it together. I had ideas of what I thought it could be, but it didn’t really take hold until the Edge story. The Edge story was so deep and I had all these different emotions to play off of. The Cesaro story had so many legs and different directions we could have taken it and one of my biggest regrets is I didn’t press hard enough to do that. I feel that’s an untapped story. If we ever cross paths again, there is such a great story we could get to. It went one way, it was fine and fun and produced a WrestleMania banger, but we had a lot more we could have done there. The Edge story sort of brought out the best. Edge and I are similar, on-screen and backstage, we have similar mindsets and because I was working with him, someone who is very trusted, I was allowed…my character had already planted seeds in the ground, I was allowed to be a little more off the rails. It just blossomed from there.”
Cesaro’s contract with WWE expired in February 2022. After several months, Cesaro resurfaced as Claudio Castagnoli in All Elite Wrestling, debuting against NJPW’s Zack Sabre Jr. at Forbidden Door in June.
Since then, Castagnoli has joined the Blackpool Combat Club with Jon Moxley, Bryan Danielson, William Regal and Wheeler Yuta.
Claudio also defeated Jonathan Gresham to win the ROH World Championship at Death Before Dishonor in July.
Meanwhile, Seth Rollins defeated Matt Riddle at WWE Clash At The Castle in Cardiff on September 3.
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