Seth Rollins claims a widely-circulated incident between himself and WWE’s production crew was blown out of proportion.
On the night after WrestleMania 39, Rollins was involved in one of the more bizarre WWE segments in recent memory. After celebrating his win over Logan Paul at WrestleMania in a backstage interview, he decided to continue the party in the ring. Naturally, fans sang him to the ring, but following a commercial break, the segment just ended with Rollins leaving the ring.
After the show, footage began to circulate online of Rollins arguing with a member of the production team while in the ring during the break. To add to the confusion, the episode of Raw in question saw Vince McMahon calling the shots from the gorilla position, and changes were being made to the show while it was on the air.
Appearing on SI Media with Jimmy Traina, Rollins has now attempted to cut through the speculation and explain what really happened. The World Heavyweight Champion said that it was a production mistake that messed up the plan for the segment.
“That was not a big deal. I was upset, but it was mostly production, a miscommunication. That was the night after Mania, and the intent of the segment was to go to break with the audience singing my song, allow them to sing during the break, come back up, they might still be singing, and then drift off into nothingness. For whatever reason, that never made it through to production, so when we go to commercial, instead of letting the crowd party, they did the thing where they black the house, shutdown the music, and play the stupid video packages, which messed up what the whole plan was.
The crowd was trying to sing, but you have Stone Cold Steve Austin talking about Broken Skull Ranch. ‘Did no one get the memo?’ It was just a production snafu. In the middle of the commercial break, I’m yelling to try to get it turned off so they could keep singing, but it was already a disaster. The crowd was confused and didn’t know what to make of it.
We came back and did the rest of the segment, but it didn’t translate the way you wanted because the crowd wasn’t able to participate the way the segment was meant to be planned. I wasn’t really upset about that, it was just a bad handling,”
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Since WrestleMania, Seth Rollins has gone from strength to strength and currently stands as the World Heavyweight Champion. In recent months the star has found himself locked in a feud with Finn Balor and Judgment Day, but that could soon be coming to an end.
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H/t to Fightful