Seth Rollins won't be the guy who hangs back and lets things slide on social media.
As one of the faces of WWE, Seth Rollins is under a bigger spotlight than most. Fans have begun to turn against Rollins in recent months with Rollins' social media practices playing a part in the backlash. Rollins made headlines in the spring for declaring himself as the best wrestler in the world, which NJPW star Will Ospreay disagreed with. The two went back-and-forth as Rollins changed the subject from wrestling ability to bank account status.
As Rollins explained on WWE Backstage, he got tired of fans and others doubting him, deciding to push back.
"It affects you, whether you want to fess to it or not. You read the comments, you hear the small segment of the audience. This is not everyone. I do live events all over the world and I'm not getting boo'd. There's a small contingent of our audience that is very vocal on social media. I'm a passionate guy. I love this business, this is my life. When I put so much into it, to feel like I get disrespected, I'm gonna push back. I'm not like Cena and is just gonna put motivational quotes on Twitter or like Roman and just hang back. To each their own, to me, I'm passionate, I love this business and love what I do every single day. If someone wants to take a shot at me, I'm not gonna be afraid to push back."
Rollins continued, "The cool thing to do is to hate the guy that's on top. I'm not the first. Roman, before me, he had that problem as well. Cena was the same thing. He might have pioneered the whole thing. Bret Hart, same sort of thing."
Along with his exchange with Ospreay, Rollins believes a tipping point in the fan backlash came at WWE Hell in a Cell and the end of his match against 'The Fiend' Bray Wyatt. You can view Rollins' full comments by clicking here.
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