Seems like Seth Rollins is not a fan of the new “Wild Card Rule” in the WWE.
Rollins recently spoke to Newsweek where they asked him about what he thought of the new rule which allows members from RAW and SmackDown to appear on each of the shows as a “wild card”.
The Wild Card really muddled things up, to be honest with you. Now you’re seeing those guys every single week. It used to feel special when I see the New Day but now they’re eating pancakes backstage every chance they get on Monday and I’m not a fan of that,” said Rollins.
Rollins seems to believe that the Wild Card rule, having people show up on both shows on a regular basis, is only beneficial to a certain portion of the locker room and could be stealing TV time from other talents. He elaborates on this idea when he mentions why he himself isn’t often a “wild card”.
“RAW is my gig, man. SmackDown is fine, they have two hours. There are people on that show that need TV time. They have so many guys backstage that are starving to get the opportunity right now or they’re just sliding in on backstage vignettes or what have you. I’m not going to go over on their and take over segments every single week. They don’t need it they have a wealth of talent over there,” he said.
Rollins also spoke about his feelings on Paul Heyman being RAW’s new executive director. According to Rollins’ Heyman has a history of taking risks – storylinewise and with talent — and this should make Raw an exciting and unpredictable show.
“He’s good at taking a lot of things about the talent that people may see as weakness and turn them into strengths. The way he sees talent is different than other people in the creative side. So you combine that with the ability, and willingness, to take risks that other people aren’t it adds for an exciting and unpredictable three hours of RAW. And so I’m looking to see the crazy left and right turns that he’ll take us moving forward,” he said.