The World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins is having a reign that many stars would envy and it shows you how much faith the WWE have in its undisputed future. He sat down for an interview and spoke about his former brothers, his fitness routine and the reason Shield happened in the WWE. Below are excerpts from the interview:
On his fitness routine, that includes CrossFit and its influence on his health
Rollins was of the opinion that the current generation of stars don’t suit the bodybuilding aspect of working out and functional fitness is more apt for them. He stated that he is the only one doing it coupled with the stuff that he does in the ring.
“I mean it’s the one thing that I do really that nobody else does and I’m doing a lot of things in the ring that nobody else does, so for me I feel like those two things kind of go hand in hand. I couldn’t do traditional bodybuilding and keep this schedule, it just wouldn’t work for me, I don’t think it works really for our generation of guys,” says Rollins.
He continued,”More and more you’re seeing guys transfer over into functional fitness as opposed to training for aesthetics. The side effect of training functionally with high intensity, which is what CrossFit is that you also happen to look pretty decent as well. For me it serves two purposes, I get the job done in the ring, I look the part, and I stay super healthy all the time.”
His thoughts on a Shield reunion happening anytime soon
The Shield were really special and even Rollins is of the same opinion and feels that even though they face each other these days, it still works out every single time which makes them laugh in jest.
He says, “We get to fire up the band in other incarnations. We always laugh about it now when we do these tag matches and six mans and I’m on the other side of the ring and they’re like partnered up with Randy Orton or something like that. It’s just funny because you can put the components in all the different places but it’s still comes out gold every time. The two of those guys, myself, I feel like paved the way for a different kind of work ethic than what we had been seeing in WWE over the past five years, maybe before that.
“That’s something I know the three of us are really proud of and every time we go out there we’re going out there to have the best match and steal the show weather working against each other, with each other it doesn’t matter, and that’s just kind of the attitude we came in with and we stuck to our guns this entire time and it’s cool to be able to share that with two other guys. The time we had with The Shield, who knows if it will ever come back around but if it doesn’t no one will ever be able to take that run away from us either,” says The Architect.
On the influence of Joey Mercury
By showering praise on Joey Mercury, Rollins credits him for the reason, Seth, Dean and Roman are where they are in the WWE today. Mercury bought in Seth and Dean and trained Roman, and Seth spoke very highly of him.
“Joey is responsible for first of all getting me signed in WWE, second of all he was responsible for getting Ambrose signed, he played a huge hand in training Roman Reigns from the ground up. You look at those three things but it’s more than that, I mean Joey as a performer is one of the best ever as far as just in the ring, the smoothness with which he moves inside the ring is pretty unparalleled and his mind for the industry is really incredible,” credits Seth.
He added, ”He’s a guy that I love to death, someone I consider a mentor, a brother, and honestly the WWE you see today wouldn’t exist without him. He’s such a huge cog in the machine in the back. he’s responsible for helping us out, putting matches together, booking the live events, he’s got a lot on his plate, and he does an incredible job.”
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