Seth Rollins sat down with Sports Illustrated for an interview. He discussed lots of things including promos without crowds and what he and Becky Lynch are watching while they are stuck at home during the Coronavirus outbreak.
First Rollins thinks cutting promos without fans is very hard. In fact, he finds it harder than wrestling with no crowd:
“I would say cut a promo. You don’t have crowd reaction to play off of. A promo, when you’re having a conversation with the crowd, it really feels like you are talking to somebody. It feels as though they are part of the conversation. If you don’t have that, there’s a lot of pressure. And also not having the ability to do multiple takes. Monday Night Raw is live, so that’s a one-take promo. That’s a one-take monologue. I don’t get the opportunity to cut-and-paste that thing together. It’s not like a movie. Wrestling, on the other hand, is fluid. It’s in the ring and it’s moving around. There’s a lot of you can do. There are a lot of changes you can make. A promo is nerve-wracking. You can hear everything. There’s no audience to drown anything out. You can hear cameramen shuffling. You hear everybody whispering in the back. It’s really eerie in a way.”
So, what are Seth and Becky watching while they are off? What he isn’t watching is pretty telling.
“I’ve spent a lifetime watching professional wrestling and WWE, so I’m certainly not watching any WWE while I’m off.”
Based on the ratings from Raw this week, it seems like a lot of people are feeling the same way. Of course, he’s watching Tiger King. He also reveals something Becky’s never seen:
We’re in the middle of Tiger King, which I think everybody is watching. That’s pretty mad. We’re going to watch 1917. We watched a great movie that Shia LeBeouf wrote and directed and starred in called Honey Boy, which is a take on his life, which I thought was incredible if you’re down for a good movie. I made Rebecca watch the classic, highly underrated Danny DeVito-directed film, Death to Smoochy starring the late Robin Williams and Edward Norton, which I think we should all watch. If you’ve never seen it, it’s a dark comedy, but it’s really funny and it tackles some issues that were ahead of its time. I think it came out in 2002. My next goal though is to try and get her to watch Game of Thrones. She’s never seen it and this is the perfect time.”