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Seth Rollins Calls Out Booker T Over ‘Easy Route’ Narrative

Seth Rollins & Booker T

Seth Rollins has clapped back at Booker T after the WWE Hall of Famer suggested that he “had a lot of help” during his “relatively easy” rise to the top.

At WWE Hell In A Cell on June 5th, Cody Rhodes will meet Seth Rollins in the third and final match in their current series.

Rhodes was Rollins’ mystery opponent at WrestleMania 38 where he retuned to WWE for the first time in 2016. In the universally acclaimed match, Rhodes eventually scored the win. Despite the loss, Rollins claimed on Raw that he had been at a disadvantage, as he didn’t know who his opponent would be.

This led to another match between the pair at WrestleMania Backlash. On that occasion, Rollins attempted to use Rhodes’ tights to gain the win, but the American Nightmare beat him at his own game. The result sent Rollins further into a violent spiral, and after attacking his rival once more, it has been confirmed that the pair will do battle inside the ‘Devil’s Playground.’

Speaking on Raw Talk after the most recent edition of Monday Night Raw, Booker T was asked who, out of the two men needed the win more.

“Of course Seth Rollins needs this win more. I mean, right now, Cody Rhodes is 2-0 heading into the rubber match. I must say, Cody Rhodes, he’s not one of those guys that had that easy route, he had to work for everything. Seth Rollins is a guy who made it to the top relatively easily, I must say he had a lot of help. Cody had to break himself down, and rebuild himself and that’s the Cody Rhodes that we see today.”

The clip quickly caught the attention of Seth Rollins who fired back at the former World Champion, describing just how hard he had to work to reach the summit in WWE.

“This narrative is false. I started wrestling at 18 years old in back rooms of bars, in pole barns, at UAW Halls, the occasional parking lot. Lost money. Broke bones. Drove countless hours alone just to build a name that got erased the second I walked in the WWE door.”

To date, only one other match has been confirmed for Hell In A Cell, and that is the Raw Women’s Title bout between Asuka and Bianca Belair. Asuka won her way into the match with a win over Becky Lynch. However, the match was thrown together at the last minute after Sasha Banks and Naomi walked out of Raw while the show was in progress.