Since returning to WWE at Royal Rumble, Seth Rollins has worn over-the-top suits and dubbed himself "The Drip God."
Rollins has embraced his own vision, consistently wearing a new suit that has fans talking.
Speaking to Steve Austin on Broken Skull Sessions, Rollins discussed his current character.
"I've been surprised," Rollins said about the reaction to his character. "I thought I would get more boos than I have been. I really thought it was going to be more of a negative reaction, in a good way, but I've been surprised that the crowds we've been in front of haven't...it's been a good split. They've been excited to see me more than I've expected. As long as they are making noise, I don't care what they are doing. If they're not making noise, we have to switch something up. I've been there in my career before. This is nice. Funny thing is, I don't even know really what this thing is. It's just taken off in my head. You got the suits, but it's more than that. I think it has a lot of legs for the future. I don't know where it's going to go or what it's going to look like, but for right now, I'm having a hell of a time. I love the versatility. I can do anything, be in any kind of segment I want. Laugh at him, laugh with him, but he can take your head off too."
Later in the interview, Rollins provided more color on how he was able to switch up his path upon returning.
"I'm looking at what's happening on our television program and I'm seeing a lot of characters that are one-dimensional. I'm seeing not a lot of pizazz and pop and I'm saying, 'where is the Ric Flair? Where is the entertainment factor? Where is the guy who can doing any type of segments you want him to do? How does this character change when I come back,'" Rollins said, referencing his Messiah character and the break he took after Survivor Series 2020.
"I left at Survivor Series, Becky had the baby in December, I come back at Royal Rumble and I'm thinking, 'I have to do something different. I have to step into a different direction and do something no one else is doing and something completely different.' I credit Becky for the suits. She has a stylist who gets her whacky stuff because she dresses like a psychopath in real life. I was like, 'Alright, what's the most un-Seth Rollins thing that I can do? On the other side of the coin, if this character had lost his mind, where would he go?' 'Well, try these whacky outfits and suits.' That's where the suits came from, they took on a life of their own and the personalities just morphed into this cult of personality, this demigod who is over the top and full of himself. It still has elements of The Messiah-like, 'I'm the answer to the industry and the future,' but now the door is wide open and it can be anything," he said. "There's something here. We're just in the early stages of figuring out where it's going to end up. That feeling of freedom and feeling like you can't do anything wrong and everything that you touch turns to gold, I'm starting to get those vibes. When you get to that point and you stop thinking about having to be a character and you just become that person, it takes on a life of its own. That's when everything starts to click and where the momentum starts to roll from. That freedom is like a key to the castle. It's a different vibe than everything else we do."
Rollins put Edge out of action on the September 10 episode of WWE SmackDown, but Edge is set to return this Friday on WWE SmackDown.
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