Mick Foley reflects on Seth Rollins capturing the World Heavyweight Championship and compares him to a WWE Hall of Famer.
Seth Rollins is the new World Heavyweight Champion in WWE after capturing the title at WWE Night of Champions. Mick Foley has consistently praised Seth Rollins on his podcast, Foley is Pod.
On the latest episode, Foley weighed in on Rollins' ascent to the top, comparing his character to Edge at the peak of his career.
"We'd really come to take him for granted—a phenomenal worker. Last year, I don't even know if Seth was in my top five, but this attention to character, which has been a slow build, because I remember there were people thinking it was the most embarrassing thing in wrestling, and I was like, 'He's on to something, and he's trying. He's sinking his teeth into it.' It was so much fun to see him evolve and take to it where he reminds me of Edge at the peak of Edge's character prowess, where he just bit into everything, he did it with gusto," said Foley. "It didn't matter how silly it was. He was going to make the very most out of it. In the beginning, the new Seth Rollins seemed a little silly, and he kept going with it, believing it. I don't watch wrestling nearly as much as I used to, but I watch it enough to know that this guy is at a point where it's the perfect marriage of in-ring talent and character."
Seth Rollins recently noted that he wants the new belt to be viewed at the highest level possible in WWE. Read his comments here.
Edge hasn't wrestled since the tournament to Crown the new champion. Last year, he said he would like to retire in Toronto. Read more here.
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