Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose (now Jon Moxley in AEW) were the best of friends throughout their time in WWE since they worked closely as two-thirds of The Shield and then embarked on a stand out feud following their split.
Rollins and Ambrose were on the same page when he left WWE almost two months ago but it appears that the current Universal Champion doesn’t agree with some of the comments that Ambrose made about WWE when he appeared on the Talk is Jericho podcast a few weeks ago.
Rollins has been very outspoken about WWE over the past few days on his Twitter and this continued in a recent interview with Sports Illustrated where he responded to Ambrose’s comments and revealed whether or not he believed that they were justified.
“Ambrose can do what he wants. He’s a big boy. He’s got his big boy pants on, he can go out there and say whatever he wants, but the bottom line is not everyone is equipped to handle the riggers of the WWE and the schedule and how it affects you mentally and emotionally. Ambrose gave everything he had to the company for the entire time he was here. He put his heart and soul into the travel and the schedule and the injuries and the work in the ring and all that stuff, but at the end of the day, he took his ball and he went home or he went elsewhere, at least,” he said via Sports Illustrated.
Rollins seems to have a few issues with a number of wrestlers outside of WWE at present since he recently had a back and forth with NJPW’s Will Ospreay and pointed out that he thought Ricochet was better than him. Rollins made sure that he mentioned disgruntled talent past and present so the covered a number of stars who have been bad-mouthing WWE recently.
“I think it’s a little presumptuous of him to get on a podcast and talk down about the company that gave him such opportunities, and he referenced some of those, he did talk about how he was thankful for the time he spent here and the fact that he was able to learn, meet his wife and all that good stuff. Like I said, I love the guy. I love him, I’ll always love him, but at the end of the day, we share different perspectives about what we want out of life and where we’re at in our own lives. I hope he does well, I’ve kept enough tabs on him to know he’s doing super well for himself right now and I’m happy for that, but I don’t think there’s any reason to hop on a soapbox and complain after the fact.”
“You need to take the first step and that’s looking in the mirror and asking yourself, did you do every single thing you possibly could to make yourself and your situation what you want it to be. If the answer is yes you did, then you can go elsewhere and complain, and if you feel good about it if that’s where he’s at mentally, then go right ahead, but if he hasn’t done that and looked in the mirror and made that decision, maybe he should look think about that and that goes for any other disgruntled talent, past or present.”