Earlier today, Seth Rollins sat down with Cathy Kelley for an extensive interview for WWE Now. During the interview, Rollins was asked about his relationship with Dean Ambrose, who he has shared many years with both as partners and rivals. After discussing their friendship outside of the ring, Rollins gave his thoughts on Ambrose leaving the company when his contract expires later this month.
"It breaks my heart. I get it. I understand. This place can be frustrating and he's a guy that's been doing it nonstop for 15-17 years now. Sometimes, you just need to step away and take care of yourself. I wish him luck in whatever he wants to do. We're still going to be friends and brothers. I'll love him for as long as we can. He marches to the beat of his own drum. He's a wild animal. You can't put him in a cage or tame him. That's not how he operates," said Rollins. "I know how he feels about his creativity and when it pulls him in a different direction, that's how he's gotta be. I never imagined the three of us working anywhere else or not being here. It's gonna be weird to come into the locker room and he's not there and knowing he's not coming back anytime soon. It tugs on my heartstrings but I support him in whatever decision he's gonna make."
When news broke in January that Ambrose would not be re-signing with WWE, the big reason given for his departure was his frustration over his creative direction. WWE has acknowledged Ambrose's decision and eventual departure both online and on television. He has not wrestled on WWE television since losing a Last Man Standing bout to Drew McIntyre on the Mar. 25 episode of Raw. However, he has appeared in dark segments following Raw.
Ambrose is not currently scheduled to wrestle this Sunday at WrestleMania 35.
You can listen to the entire interview with Rollins in the video above.