Seth Rollins took the dais this Monday night after RAW went off air, in order to thank the fans for their continual support for him. In a heartfelt speech addressed to the WWE Universe, the Kingslayer spoke about his segments with Samoa Joe and Roman Reigns whilst acknowledging the support accorded to him during his injury and subsequent return to in-ring competition.
Here’s what Rollins said after RAW went off air-
“I came running back down that damn ramp and Samoa Joe—I slid into this ring. (Then) I kicked Roman Reigns right in the stomach, and I Pedigreed him right here.”
“And you guys thanked me for that. But if I’m being honest with you, I wasn’t ready yet. I wasn’t ready yet! Tonight, I’m ready. And not ready to receive appreciation from you guys, because you already gave that to me. But what I wanna do is give it back to you. Because we’ve been on the road for 2 weeks, (then) we came here, busting a** for 3 hours. And you guys were awesome, all night long. So thank you for tonight. And thank you for having me back a year ago even though I didn’t appreciate it. Thank you, guys. You rock, man!”
On the most recent episode of Monday Night RAW, Seth Rollins competed in a singles match against Bray Wyatt. In what was a back-and-forth affair, Rollins and Wyatt ended up putting a show for the fans at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, with the match eventually ending in a disqualification owing to outside interference from Samoa Joe, who blindsided the Kingslayer.
The episode would end with both Rollins and Joe lying on the mat courtesy a couple of Sister Abigails from Wyatt. Nevertheless, Rollins, Joe and Wyatt will compete alongside Roman Reigns and Finn Balor in a Fatal 5-Way match this June 4th at Extreme Rules in order to determine the number-1 contender for Brock Lesnar’s WWE Universal championship.
— Matt Kass (@M_J_Kass) May 16, 2017
My hat is off to Seth Rollins for what, in my opinion, was a truly off-the-script, heartfelt one-on-one with the fans in New Jersey. Despite a series of setbacks after missing Wrestlemania 32 last year and almost missing this year’s Mania as well, the Kingslayer continues to re-build himself. Long live the new King of WWE!