Seth Rollins explains his attack on Cesaro at WWE WrestleMania Backlash and calls him a nerd to boot.
Seth Rollins had the final word at the WWE WrestleMania Backlash event when he attacked the injured arm of Cesaro after Cesaro had already lost to Roman Reigns and been beaten down by Jey Uso. Now, he appears on the hundredth episode of The Bump to explain why he attacked Cesaro and declared that he was the hardest worker in the room.
"The man gets what he deserves. He's cheated to beat me two times now, once at WrestleMania, and took advantage of a rain delay. Second on SmackDown a few weeks ago when he used the help of The Usos. Cesaro claims to be this high and mighty, ‘Oh, I'm a pro wrestler. I live and die by pro wrestling. I love it.’ Well maybe do the right thing, because if I don't get super kicked in the face by Jimmy Uso, Cesaro doesn't even get a title match at WrestleMania Backlash. Alright, you got to understand that.
“So he wants to mosey along like he earns everything that he's the hardest worker in the room. No, I'm the hardest worker in the room. I own two coffee shops. I own a wrestling school. I show up to work every single week. I'm the one who carries this show on my back, not Cesaro, he's not the hardest worker in the room. Understand that? So he goes out there and he has his classic match against Roman Reigns. Can't get the job done and I made an example out of them. I don't like the guy. We go back a long way. He's not the same person he used to be. He's changed, everything about him has changed and I need to put an end to it, period. That's why I did what I did. That's why I hurt his arm. Hopefully, that's the message he needs. Previously, he didn't seem to understand you got away with a couple of free ones. This one is not free. That wing's going to be clipped for some time and I hope he understands it's only going to get worse if he keeps things up.”
He continued, “Any time I can bring Cesaro down a peg or two, absolutely. 100% but I got the job done. I mean, he came down a lot of pegs. He thought he was main event material, he thought he was Universal Championship material he's not really he showed that. He got beat, got bested by Roman Reigns, got dominated by Jay Uso, and then got hurt by me. So he went from the top of the mountain to the bottom of the bottom.
Later, Adam Cole would come onto the show and at first, things were very cordial between him and Seth Rollins. Both were even teasing not only stealing the show in future matches but becoming a tag team. Then, Adam Cole declared his allegiance for DaParty and Cesaro, calling Cesaro a once-in-a-lifetime performer and Seth Rollins did not like that.
“A once-in-a-lifetime Uno performer? Is that what you're talking about? He's so good at the Uno games that you're so impressed that you want to come to his defense here on The Bump. You can't even do it in person? You're so much of a coward that you have to do it over the phone? I'm over here talking about how I think the world of you and you're going to attack me over the phone?!”
Seth added later, “[Adam Cole] comes in here and he has to talk about Cesaro and his Uno playing skills because they’re part of DaParty on UpUpDownDown? What is this crap, what is this garbage? It's such nonsense. Are we trying to draw money here or are we just being idiots? Sounds like we want to play video games with our friends. Bunch of nerds, dorks!”
In recent months, much has been made about calling the modern era of wrestlers soft because of their preferred leisure habits. A lot of which was inspired by comments made by The Undertaker which he later clarified. Learn more here.
Seth Rollins and Adam Cole faced off only once on the November 4, 2019 episode of Monday Night Raw when Adam Cole defended the NXT Championship against him.
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