Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch came out on top, back at Extreme Rules, in their “Winners Take All” match against Lacey Evans and Baron Corbin. Lynch was able to retain her Championship and leave Philadelphia with the title, while Rollins went on to lose the Universal Championship a few minutes later to Brock Lesnar when he cashed in his Money in the Bank contract.
Rollins and Lynch have been working together on WWE TV ever since Lacey Evans was chosen as the special guest referee for The Architect’s match back at Stomping Grounds, and the real-life couple has come under fire from critics recently since it appears that they lack chemistry on-screen.
Rollins recently spoke to Tampa Bay Times to promote The Raw Reunion next week, and the subject of his relationship and being able to work on-screen with his girlfriend arose.
“It’s great. We spend all of our time together anyway. So might as well add the on-screen stuff to it as well. She’s awesome, she’s super talented, one of the first women to main event WrestleMania beating Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair this past year. I learn a lot from her being in the ring and watching her cut promos, she’s very inspiring as far as that’s concerned. Just from a performer’s perspective, I get a lot out being near her on-screen and off-screen I get a lot as well, so it works out in both places.”
Rollins was also asked about the recent criticism from social media, with fans saying he and Lynch have no chemistry between them. Rollins believes the critics are just jealous.
“I think those critics might be a little jealous. I think that’s where a lot of that stems from. I mean, if I’m a dude and I’m watching television, and I have a crush on Becky Lynch, I’m probably not going to be too fond of the guy who’s dating her either so I get that. We have such great chemistry I think it’s funny that people think we don’t. Either way, it amuses me.”
The former Universal Champion was also able to talk about his recent feud with Baron Corbin, where he shockingly praised The Lone Wolf.
“I win a lot when I wrestle Corbin so that usually sways my opinion in a positive manner. You know what, he’s come a long way. For a guy who came into the developmental system with no clout, he wasn’t from the indies and he never wrestled a match before, he stepped into the doors in Tampa and he learned very quickly from some of the best guys we have in our industry.
“But he’s also a guy who wasn’t given much of a chance by even people like me. He comes from a different world and sometimes you can be ostracized for that. He’s a guy who took a bit of the hazing, but he pushed through, persevered and he grew, really love the industry and he has dedicated the last four years of his life to being on the road nonstop. And say what you will about him, from an audience member perspective, he works just as hard as anybody else and is a huge contributor to our roster and the product we put out every week,” he said via Wrestlinginc.