Seth Rollins Responds to Jon Moxley's Comments and Defends WWE
Seth Rollins has been in the news recently more for what he's doing outside the ring than in it.
WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins has been very outspoken on social media lately, but it's his interview with Jimmy Traina on the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast regarding recent comments from Jon Moxley - a.k.a Dean Ambrose - that has fans talking. Moxley left the WWE to join AEW earlier this year, and shared his criticisms of the company in a widely publicized interview from Chris Jericho's podcast.
"Ambrose can do what he wants. He's a big boy, he's got his big boy pants on," Rollins said. "He can go out there and say whatever he wants, but the bottom line is not everybody's equipped to handle the rigors of WWE and the schedule and how it affects you mentally and emotionally. And Ambrose gave everything he had to the company for the entire time he was here. He put his heart and soul into the travel, into the schedule, into the injuries, into the work in the ring and all that stuff. But at the end of the day, he took his ball and he went home, or he went elsewhere at least. And I think it's a little presumptuous of him to get on a podcast and talk down about the company that gave him such an opportunity."
Rollins acknowledged that Moxley thanked the WWE for the opportunities he was given - including working with various charities and meeting his wife, Renee Young - during the interview. However, Rollins has issues with the way it all went down.
"And like I said, I love the guy. I love him, I'll always love him, but at the end of the day, we just share different perspectives about what we want out of life and about where we're at in our own lives," Rollins said. "I hope that he does well. I've kept enough tabs on him to know that he's doing super well for himself right now and I'm happy for that, but I just don't think there's any reason to hop on a soapbox and complain after the fact. You need to take the first step, and that's looking in the mirror and asking yourself did you do every single thing you possibly could to make yourself and your situation what you want it to be? And if the answer is 'yes you did,' then you can go elsewhere and complain. If that's where he's at mentally then go right ahead, but if he hasn't done that, he hasn't looked in the mirror and made that decision, then maybe he should think about that. That goes for any other disgruntled talent past or present."
This latest slew of comments from Seth Rollins comes off the heels of The Architect posting more frequently on social media defending how the WWE provides fans with the best wrestling in the world. This drew criticism from fans and wrestlers in other promotions including Chris Jericho and Will Ospreay.
Rollins would respond to fans and other wrestlers in kind over the weekend, but the Universal Champion feels that since he is the top guy in the company he should defend it.
"You can only sit back and read people bash something you love for so long and just take it," Rollins explained. "I'm real proud of what I do every single week and what our crew does ... We put a ton of effort into making a product that I think is pretty darn good considering the amount of content we put out there. And the fact that people want to sit on a soapbox and on their stupid social media machine and talk down about it really speaks volumes about this generation and where they're at. Someone has to fight back and it might as well be me."