Seth Rollins recently spoke with Sporting News in order to promote his match against Brock Lesnar for the Universal Title at Wrestlemania. He also confirmed reports that suggested he was dealing with a back injury.
“Yeah, I did have a lingering back issue that I was dealing with,” Rolling confirmed. “At the end of the day, I’m able to compete. I’ve been cleared by our doctors. I had to take a few weeks to rest but it looks like I’ll be fine moving forward. I feel good. I’ve ramped up training in the gym and at my school (Black and Brave Wrestling Academy). I feel really good. I feel healthy and, hopefully, I’ll be able to pick that guy up and throw him around a little bit so I’m not the only one getting tossed around.”
Rollins thinks that the future of wrestling is on the line in his match against Brock Lesnar. He was asked if he finds it irritating that the Universal Title is barely shown on RAW due to Lesnar’s rare appearances. Rollins said they are in jeopardy of losing a generation because Brock has feels no need to inspire others.
“I’m old-school, man. I want my champion to be there headlining all of the events. We go to these live events and Brock Lesnar is not there and we go to “Raw” or pay-per-views and Brock Lesnar’s not there,” Rollins said. “Somebody has to pick up the slack and carry that mantle.
I was able to try and do that for a while with the Intercontinental Championship. I took that to the main event of a pay-per-view with Dolph Ziggler (WWE TLC in December 2018). You can do what you want but there’s still so much prestige over the Universal Championship. Everybody feels that the champion is the champion.
“When you’ve got somebody like Lesnar who doesn’t really care about inspiring other people, you start to lose a generation. You lose people who are motivated. If I didn’t have champions who inspired me when I was younger, I may not have wanted to be a professional wrestler.
I may not have wanted to get into this business. There are guys like Shawn Michaels and Triple H and John Cena and Edge and Eddie Guerrero and these guys became champions. They inspire people to want to get into this industry and to push it forward and Brock Lesnar just doesn’t do that. He doesn’t inspire people. He’s in it for himself and he’ll tell you that. He’s in it for the money and he’ll tell you that. It’s just frustrating for me as a fan of our industry to see it kind of be held hostage by someone who only cares about themselves and making their own money.”
We will get to know the outcome of Seth’s match against Lesnar at Wrestlemania. Perhaps we will see a new champion crowned.