Seth Rollins was recently interviewed by Sporting News to promote his new movie "Armed Response," which you can see a clip from in the video above. The discussion also veered into WWE talk as well, including if it feels strange being cheered by the fans after years of being booed.
"Nah, it doesn't feel strange. Sometimes I watch our bad guys, our heels, and see how much fun they're having, being goofballs. Man, I miss that. It's a new challenge, especially in 2017 to be a babyface in professional wrestling. I'm trying my damnedest and, hopefully, we'll keep moving forward and keep things going in the right direction."
In recent years, there are less and less true heels and almost no pure babyfaces in WWE. Rollins spoke about this recent change in characterization.
"You could certainly make the argument that there's a lot more gray area when it comes to that than there ever has been. Our audience is always changing. The easier and more readily that information is available, the smarter our audience and fans are going to become as we move forward and they want more sophisticated characters and sophisticated stories. You can certainly make the argument that the days of classic babyface and classic heel are dead and gone. But at the same time, I still think there are possibilities for very strong protagonists and strong antagonists in a traditional sense. You look at someone like a Daniel Bryan, pretty much universally loved, I still think there's a place for it if it's done right and it can be very exciting if done the right way."
Rollins is currently embroiled in a storyline that sees him reuniting with a reluctant Dean Ambrose to take on foes such as The Miz's Miztourage and Raw Tag Champs Sheamus & Cesaro.
You can read the entire interview at this link.
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