Seth Rollins Talked To Vince McMahon Before He Retired About Dropping The 'Freakin' Part Of His Name

Seth Rollins isn't sure if "Freakin'" will be his nickname going forward.

Seth Freakin' Rollins has been on a roll in 2022, facing the likes of Roman Reigns, Cody Rhodes, and Matt Riddle in major matches throughout the year and gaining more popularity with fanbases in arenas worldwide. On recent episodes of Raw, fans have been loudly chanting "Freakin' Rollins" and singing his theme song.

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In terms of his nickname, Seth Rollins tells Ariel Helwani, in a new interview for BT Sport, that he'd had discussions with Vince McMahon prior to Vince's retirement. about potentially dropping his nickname due to announcers overutilizing the name.

"I'm not sure. As of this interview, I'm not exactly sure," Rollins said about the use of the nickname moving forward. "So even before Triple H took over, this was weeks before, I think, maybe months even. I had gone to Vince specifically because I had watched something back on Raw and maybe it was like a highlight on Twitter, and they just they said 'Seth Freaking Rollins', it had been a dozen times in 30 seconds because Vince was also very big on not using pronouns. So, constantly, he wanted the whole brand [said] every single time I was referenced and I'm like, 'You gotta stop that. You're gonna turn people off. That's not what we want, you know?' So he was like, 'Okay. On the commentary, they can refer to you as Seth Rollins.' I was like, 'Alright, thank you.'

"So I don't know," he continued. "I don't know if 'Freakin'' is staying or going. I've had many, many names and it's all fine with me. It's different. No one's really working with a strong middle name right now. There aren't any Bret 'The Hitman' Harts, you know?"

Right now, Seth Rollins is gearing up to face Matt Riddle in the first-ever WWE Fight Pit at Extreme Rules. Learn more here.

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