Seth Rollins talks about Moxley's comments and his Twitter feud with Will Ospreay.
"The Architect" Seth Rollins has been in many of headlines over the past 48 hours as he made a claim that WWE has the best professional wrestling in the world which ignited a Twitter feud between he and the current IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay. Rollins and Ospreay's back and forth has grabbed the attention of Baron Corbin and AEW's Chris Jericho who have also joined the conversation. Will Ospreay shared his thoughts about the situation in-depth on Wrestling Observer Radio and Rollins gave his take on the topic at hand when he joined the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast and stated the following about his recent claim on social media:
"You can only sit back and read people bashing something you love for so long and sit there and take it and try to take the high road, so to speak. I’m real proud of what I do every single week, not just Mondays, but every single Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday really. I’m real proud of what I do and what our crew does and the effort they put forward. I’m not just talking about the wrestlers, the guys and girls who you see out in the ring, I’m talking about everybody, from creative all the way up to Vince McMahon." Rollins explained. "We put a ton of effort into making a product that I think is pretty darn good considering the amount of content we put out there. The fact that people wanna sit on their little soapboxes and their little stupid social media machines and talk down about it really speaks volumes about the generation and where they’re at and so I figured if somebody's is gonna fight back, it might as well be me since I’m the champ and I consider myself the top guy in our company."
Seth Rollins' former Shield brethren Jon Moxley departed from WWE after WrestleMania 35 and has gone on to sign with All Elite Wrestling and became IWGP U.S. Heavyweight Champion. Rollins spoke about the comments Moxley has made about WWE on his post-company podcast appearances. The Universal Champion finds it presumptuous of Moxley to talk down about the company that gave him opportunities but respects that Moxley is an adult and he can do and say what he pleases.
"Ambrose can do what he wants. He’s a big boy. He's got his big boy pants on, he can go out there and say whatever he wants, but the bottom line is not everyone is equipped to handle the rigors of the WWE and the schedule and how it affects you mentally and emotionally. Ambrose gave everything he had to the company for the entire time he was here. He put his heart and soul into the travel and the schedule and the injuries and the work in the ring and all that stuff, but at the end of the day, he took his ball and he went home or he went elsewhere, at least." Rollins continued, "I think it’s a little presumptuous of him to get on a podcast and talk down about the company that gave him such opportunities, and he referenced some of those. He did talk about how he was thankful for the time he spent here and the fact that he was able to learn, meet his wife and all that good stuff. Like I said, I love the guy. I love him, I’ll always love him, but at the end of the day, we share differing perspectives about what we want out of life and where we’re at in our own lives. I hope he does well, I’ve kept enough tabs on him to know he’s doing super well for himself right now and I’m happy for that, but I don’t think there’s any reason to hop on a soapbox and complain after the fact." He said. "You need to take the first step and that’s looking in the mirror and asking yourself, did you do every single thing you possibly could to make yourself and your situation what you want it to be. If the answer is yes you did, then you can go elsewhere and complain, and if you feel good about it if that’s where he’s at mentally, then go right ahead, but if he hasn’t done that and looked in the mirror and made that decision, maybe he should think about that and that goes for any other disgruntled talent, past or present."
To check out the full interview with Seth Rollins, click here. Jon Moxley is slated to compete in singles competition this weekend at AEW's Fyter Fest show in Daytona Beach against Joey Janela.