During the COVID-19 era of WWE, few stars have stepped up the way Sasha Banks & Bayley have. The duo currently holds all the women's titles on the main roster and they've made appearances on NXT as well.
"I think it’s no secret that Bayley and Sasha [Banks] have done their god damndest to fill in with Becky being out and the women’s division just being wide open. Charlotte Flair being out now too. The women have been lagging behind Becky and Charlotte for some time and now it’s time for them to step up and do their thing. Asuka has stepped up too, as well, but I do think Bayley and Sasha have been great. They’ve filled that void as best as they possibly can and have been working like crazy as Tag Team champs and now RAW and SmackDown champs," he said.
Rollins has been an integral part of WWE Raw during the empty arena era, though the brand underwent a big change in June when Paul Heyman was relieved of his duties as executive director. Heyman seemed to put an emphasis on pushing newer talent like Aleister Black, Street Profits, Apollo Crews, and Murphy.
When asked about WWE needing to continue to push new stars and if losing Heyman hurts that vision, Rollins replied, "Well, first of all, I think the emphasis is still on building stars for the future. Particularly during this time when there’s a lot of performers who are either opting out for their own safety or they are people that are getting sick here and there, so we’re missing a lot of our top-tier talent due to various circumstances. But the emphasis is still certainly on building future stars and I don’t want Paul Heyman’s departure to be a reason why anybody thinks that that’s not the case, because it definitely is the case."
Vince McMahon admitted Raw and SmackDown needed to get more youthful as ratings and viewership numbers continue to decline for both shows.
You can find Vince's thoughts on the declining ratings by clicking here.