Seth Rollins is gearing up to slay WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar in less than three weeks at SummerSlam.
The Beastslayer is currently laser-focused on recapturing the big red belt at The Biggest Party of Summer but that hasn’t prevented him from carrying out the (unofficial) PR work that he’s been doing for quite some time now.
Over the past few months, Rollins has been very vocal about WWE’s stance in public and didn’t even hesitate to fire shots at Jon Moxley (fka Dean Ambrose). The Architect is ardent on slamming critics and competitors while on his mission to defend WWE.
During a recent interview with TV Insider, Rollins talked about his position in WWE and the leadership role that he has voluntarily taken up for the sake of everyone in the company.
“I have always been proud to work for the company. I just think it got to where it became cool to criticize WWE because we are so big and popular. It just sucks that this is the society we live in now where it’s much easier to point out all the things you think is bad as opposed to pointing out all the awesome stuff that is going on in the world.”
“It just felt to me nobody was standing up for WWE when we have a lot to be proud of. If taking on a leadership role is what you want to call it, it’s certainly something where I stepped forward and put my foot down…The fact I had people from different departments shoot me texts to let me know they had my back because they felt I had their back. That was cool and validating. I felt really good I was representing many people who felt the way I felt.”
Rollins had been in a leadership role in the past – he served as the frontman of The Shield with Roman Reigns being positioned as the second-best hound before the faction broke up in 2014.