Seth Rollins discusses fan backlash.
During his feud with 'The Fiend' Bray Wyatt, fans have turned on Seth Rollins after getting behind him heading into WrestleMania and his clash with Brock Lesnar. Fans have become more vocal about their displeasure with Rollins, stating their opinion on Twitter. Rollins hasn't backed down from the criticism, often engaging in a war of words on social media that seems to do him more harm than good.
Speaking to Corey Graves on After The Bell, Rollins addressed the backlash.
"If they don't get what they want, they whine about it on Twitter. That's kinda what happens nowadays. It happens with everything, not just our industry. If you do something, and it strikes a chord, it's almost like you're doing the right thing. I don't even know anymore. It's a weird industry. It's 2019 and I don't know what wrestling looks like anymore. It's a weird place," he said. "A year ago, I was everybody's favorite. The same people panning Hell in a Cell are the same people who were clamoring for me to be the guy to face Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania. I don't know what changed, except for the fact that I became the person they wanted me to be. Then they hated me for it. It's a very fickle audience."
When asked about the crowd booing his WWE Hell in a Cell match with 'The Fiend Bray Wyatt, Rollins replied, "It's not a good feeling to put your body on the line, and you go out there and people don't like it. It hurts your feelings. You go out there, work hard, and you can have your opinion on it but it's a tough pill to swallow sometimes."
Fans not only boo'd the contest, but chanted for rival promotion "AEW" and "refund" as the show went off the air.
Rollins will rematch Wyatt at WWE Crown Jewel in a Falls Count Anywhere match where the bout cannot be stopped for any reason.
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