With decades of experience in the professional wrestling business, Seth Rollins is well familiar with how grueling the job can be.
Ahead of the fast-approaching Super Bowl LVII this weekend, Rollins was tasked by Sports Illustrated to compare the world of WWE to that of the NFL, being asked which he believes is tougher. Rollins’ answer was unequivocal: he believes professional wrestling to be far tougher than the NFL.
“Oh, professional wrestlers, there’s no doubt about it. Do you need a reason why? I mean, we do this year round. We don’t get no breaks, baby, we’re doing it all the time. There ain’t no season, no off season, no recoup, no rehab, no none of that. We don’t got the trainers, we don’t got the staff that the NFL’s got. Absolutely pro wrestlers are tougher, no doubt about it.”
Who's tougher: pro wrestlers or NFL players?@WWERollins didn't hesitate 👀 pic.twitter.com/todmXGEghh
— SI Wrestling (@SI_wrestling) February 8, 2023
Seth Rollins Will Compete Inside The Elimination Chamber On February 18th
Ahead of the January 30th episode of Monday Night Raw, it was announced that Austin Theory would be defending his United States Championship inside the upcoming Elimination Chamber on February 18th. It was also announced that a number of qualifying matches would take place to determine the participants in the match.
That night, Seth Rollins faced Chad Gable in singles action with hopes of regaining the championship he’d lost to Theory in a triple threat match at Survivor Series. In the end, Rollins was victorious over Gable, securing a place inside the structure at the upcoming premium live event. Elsewhere in the night, Johnny Gargano defeated Baron Corbin and Bronson Reed defeated Dolph Ziggler in qualifying matches of their own.
The full list of participants inside the men’s Elimination Chamber match is as follows:
- Austin Theory
- Seth Rollins
- Johnny Gargano
- Bronson Reed
- Damian Priest
- Montez Ford
Meanwhile, six women will also compete inside the Elimination Chamber for a chance to face Bianca Belair for the Raw Women’s Championship. The full list of participants in the women’s match is as follows:
- Raquel Rodriguez
- Nikki Cross
- Liv Morgan
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