– Seth Rollins spoke with TV Insider for a interview on Monday before Raw Reunion and discussed his recent comments defending WWE, his relationship with Becky Lynch and more. Highlights are below:
On the legends being backstage at Raw Reunion: It seems like everyone is there to have a good time as opposed to just being at work. Mondays are work for us obviously. Were making a TV show, from writers to producers to talent. Sometimes we get caught up in the process and work, work, work. When we have shows like this, we get to slow down a bit and celebrate the joy a little more of what we do on a day-to-day basis. Its nice to have them around to brighten the mood a little bit.”
On standing up to WWE’s critics: I have always been proud to work for the company. I just think it got to where it became cool to criticize WWE because we are so big and popular. It just sucks that this is the society we live in now where its much easier to point out all the things you think is bad as opposed to pointing out all the awesome stuff that is going on in the world. It just felt to me nobody was standing up for WWE when we have a lot to be proud of. If taking on a leadership role is what you want to call it, its certainly something where I stepped forward and put my foot down…The fact I had people from different departments shoot me texts to let me know they had my back because they felt I had their back. That was cool and validating. I felt really good I was representing many people who felt the way I felt.
On criticism that WWE is “phoning in” their shows: We try to put out the best show possible every single time. And Im not just talking about Monday Night Raw or PPVs. Im talking about every live event. Im talking about every department. So, if you see a t-shirt that comes out that you dont love, nobody is trying to put out a crappy t-shirt. Every department, everybody who is trying to do their jobs. Everybody that writes stories and gets in the ring, even if its two minutes to have a match. Everyone gives one thousand percent effort all the time. The expectations are just so high every single time WWE does anything that I guess there is disappointment at times because expectations are through the roof. Fact is everyone loves what theyre doing and wants to be the best. Thats where all the negativity I think stems from. The fact everybody wants to be so good at it and the product to be as great as it possibly can be that its easy to point fingers and say, Well, I can do better. Or say things like, Theyre not trying hard enough. Until you put yourself in a talents shoes or anyones shoes in any department. You cant throw stones. You just dont understand the type of work that goes into it. Just having that negative viewpoint sets a bad precedent and a tone for everybody.
On his relationship with Becky Lynch: We pretty much have everything in common. Its so easy for us to hang out. Its cool to talk shop, but we love coffee, we love food, we love fitness. We love traveling, animals. Anything you can think of. We get along so well.