Seth Rollins returned to WWE for the first time as a father, back at Royal Rumble last month, but didn’t return to SmackDown until earlier this month.
The Messiah recently appeared on The Bump where he was able to open up about returning to the company with the same character after the birth of his daughter.
“I’m a little confused, some of the social response, social media response was that they thought maybe I was gonna come back, I don’t know, softer, in some way, that I was gonna be a bit of a snowflake, that being a dad was gonna make me a wimp, [that] it was gonna give me less conviction and that’s just not the case,” said Rollins. “I’ve got this beautiful baby girl, and she is now the motivation for everything that I do. So I gotta double down, I gotta work harder, I gotta grind deeper to get where I wanna go.”
Rollins also returned with his old entrance theme, which obviously doesn’t go with his Messiah character. The former World Champion revealed that it was good to “Burn It Down” once again before teasing that he could debut a new theme.
“It’s weird, kind of, you know, I don’t know that it fits as much with the character. But we’ll see what happens, who knows? We might have third music on the incoming, not to give away any spoilers, but yeah we used the ‘Burn it Down’ that night, and we’ll see where we go from here. I don’t know what the future holds. But it was good for one night to have the hot flames behind me.”