Seth Rollins was easily seen as the most popular member of The Shield and even though he was the reason that the trio went their separate ways back in 2014, he has been able to change things around and become a popular babyface.
Rollins was cheered when he won the Royal Rumble back in January and then took on Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania when he was able to defeat The Beast and become the Universal Champion.
In the months that have followed, WWE has seemingly booked themselves into a corner with the Universal Championship and now their once babyface Champion has become the heel heading into his rematch against The Fiend at Crown Jewel on Thursday night.
Rollins joined Corey Graves on his new After The Bell podcast this week where he was able to talk about the fact that the WWE Universe has started to boo him even though his character hasn’t actually turned heel.
“They’re the same people that are panning Hell in a Cell and talking about how Seth Rollins is not cool. They’re the same people that were clambering for me to be the guy to face Brock Lesnar going into WrestleMania, so I don’t know what changed, except for I became the person that they wanted me to be and then they hated me for it. It’s a very fickle audience. It is what it is.”
“Look in recent memory, Roman Reigns had to deal with the same c**p. John Cena had to deal with the same c**p. It’s not like this is anything new. I won’t be the last. Just wait until the next flavor of ice cream gets boring to that audience. They’re going to do the same thing to them, so it is what it is,” he said via Sportskeeda.
Rollins defends his Universal Championship against The Fiend in the Middle East on Thursday night in a re-match that was scheduled after the backlash that WWE faced following their finish at Hell in a Cell.