Seth Rollins: Working With Cody Rhodes In Hell In A Cell Repaired My Reputation As A Safe Worker

Seth Rollins says working with an injured Cody Rhodes inside Hell in a Cell repaired his reputation.

Seth Rollins and Cody Rhodes feuded for the majority of the spring. Cody Rhodes made his return to WWE as Seth Rollins' surprise opponent at WrestleMania 38. The feud continued into Backlash and was slated to conclude inside Hell in a Cell. However, by the time Cody Rhodes got to Hell in a Cell, he had torn his pectoral muscle. Whereas most people would not wrestle with such an injury, Cody Rhodes competed inside the dangerous structure with the injury and managed to pull out the victory against "The Visionary."

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Now, Seth Rollins tells Ariel Helwani of BT Sport that he believes the match with Cody Rhodes inside Hell in a Cell did a great deal to repair his reputation following injuries that occurred to Sting and Finn Balor while they were in the ring with Seth Rollins in 2015 and 2016 respectively.

"You know, the thing about that situation is, it really went a long way in repairing my reputation," he began. "I had gotten so much flak online for some injuries that had happened in matches that I was in. Whether they were caused by me directly or indirectly, is a whole different can of worms, but I think people were like, 'Oh, maybe he does know how to take care of people in the ring.' But it was, I think, more visually jarring than anything. Our doctors would have never let him compete if there was [risk] for further injury to the pec. Was there danger to injuring other parts of his body because of his ineptness in his right pectoral muscle? Absolutely. Was there danger for me in, you know, being in there with someone who only has one good arm? Absolutely. But again, we're professionals, and so we can design these matches to take care of each other in ways that still create captivating stories and moments, and I think in some ways, the match may not have been as special without that visual of his completely torn, and bloody, and bruised arm, chest, and belly, and whatever was going on there. So yeah, I mean, it's one of those things where you make the best out of it. In this situation, our best was pretty damn good that night."

Elsewhere in the interview, Seth Rollins spoke candidly about feeling like he may never get to be the top guy in WWE as long as Roman Reigns is around. Read more here.

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