Seth Rollins is ready for the storm.
"The Architect" Seth Rollins is prepared to assume the position of "The Man" on Monday Night RAW as he is the Universal Champion and riding solo following Roman Reigns moving to SmackDown Live and Dean Ambrose not re-signing with the company and choosing to become a free agent. Rollins has a marquee match slated for the Money In The Bank pay-per-view against "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles. Seth wants to convert Monday Night RAW back into "Monday Night Rollins" on the USA Network and is aware that a battle between RAW and SmackDown is coming due to SmackDown moving to FOX in the Fall.
Rollins shared that he is ready for the storm and ready to lead the charge and further elaborated on that during his interview with talkSPORT.
“Oh yeah, I mean, it was the end of an era the other night with the final chapter of The Shield for sure. For the past six or seven years, everything has revolved around the three of us in some way, shape or form. You mentioned [Dean] Ambrose leaving and Roman [Reigns] going to SmackDown, it really is a lot of extra pressure on me to just be the man, be Seth Rollins, be Monday Night Rollins. Kind of put the show on my shoulders and with SmackDown moving to FOX in the fall, it’s going to be a huge deal for them as well so it’s going to be a dog fight between RAW and SmackDown man." Rollins said. "I’m looking forward to the challenge, looking forward to a lot of new competitors and matchups with the Shakeup and everything, so it’s definitely exciting. Obviously nerve-racking and everything because it’s kind of the first time we have jumped into these waters, but I’m excited to see how far I can swim,” Rollins said.
Rollins was asked what could be in the cards for "The Lunatic Fringe" Dean Ambrose. Seth guessed that Dean could either continue wrestling, take his talents to the Hollywood side of the entertainment world or simply be at home with Renee Young and their pets.
“Oh God, so tough to say. You know, he’s really someone that keeps his cards close to the vest and even at the back end when I was trying to pry into what he was getting himself into after this, I think the cool thing was he didn’t even really know,” Rollins said. “He didn’t really have any big plans. For him, he just wanted the freedom to make his own decisions for the first time in the last eight or nine years. It will be cool to see where he ends up or where he takes his talents whether that be to another wrestling promotion or somewhere else in the entertainment field, or, you know, maybe he just wants to sit at home play with his dogs, be with his wife and have a family – who knows? I’m excited as a friend just to see what he’s going to get himself into because he’s one of the most talented dudes I’ve ever come across and he’s got a lot to offer, so I can’t even begin to speculate.”
To check out the full interview with Seth Rollins, click here, and to get a refresher of what went down during AJ Styles and Rollins' contract signing on RAW, head over to Fightful's post-RAW Fight Size Update.