Seth Rollins: WWE Is The New York Yankees Or New England Patriots. It's Easy To Hate Us

WWE is the dynasty you love to hate.

Seth Rollins has been very vocal in his support for WWE in recent weeks. The flag-planting began prior to Stomping Grounds when Rollins declared that WWE has the "Best pro wrestling on the planet. Period." The claim led to a social media beef between Rollins and IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay, which you can read about by clicking here.

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In a new interview with Yahoo Sports, Rollins gave his theory on why fans like to hate on WWE.

"We’re the New York Yankees. It’s easy to hate the New England Patriots. We’re those teams, we’re the dynasty. It’s easy to hate us, but we’re still the most popular company in the world at what we do. We’re so far beyond being a wrestling company that it’s very easy to point the finger and hate on us. That’s the cool thing to do, it makes perfect sense to me, it’s how it’s always been in sports and entertainment, you always hate the big guy. It’s fine, I’m not upset about it at all," stated Rollins. "I just want people to understand and appreciate the things we go through and the fact that we’re always trying to do our best. Nobody is taking it easy, nobody is just getting by. Everybody from top to bottom, every department in the entire company is putting in as much work as they possibly can to make this the best."

Rollins lost his Universal Title to Brock Lesnar this past Sunday at Extreme Rules but quickly earned a rematch by winning a battle royal the following night on Raw. As a result of his victory, Rollins will challenge Lesnar for the Universal Title at SummerSlam.

"I hope people would appreciate and view it as a good story. I think people have a tendency to read too much into it and if you sit back and look at it simply as a story you’ll appreciate it more. If you look at the totality of the story between myself and Lesnar through the past eight months, from the Royal Rumble to SummerSlam, it’s a pretty cool, long-term story," said Rollins. "What other medium has the opportunity to tell that? You don’t get movies that last eight months, you don’t get shows that have that much worth of television. I think it’s a really good story and people just need to take a chill pill and enjoy it. Cheer the good guys, boo the bad guys. I think sometimes people just read into it too much."

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