Seth Rollins appeared on an episode of WWE’s The Bump this week, ahead of Sunday’s Hell in a Cell, to discuss his unusual experience in the structure last year underneath the red light.
Rollins, who was recently drafted to Smackdown, isn’t currently scheduled to appear at tonight’s event but recalled his own encounter inside the cell. Stating that survival was key to victory, he reflected on his controversial match against ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt for the WWE Universal Championship in a match largely criticised by fans.
Seth Rollins spoke of the atmosphere surrounding Hell in a Cell:
“You have to go in there prepared for anything. Last Sethyear, I went in unprepared for the red lighting. I didn’t think I had to wrestle in red lighting. Everyone who’s going to wrestle this year, you need to be prepared for lighting changes too. You never know what’s going to happen inside Hell in a Cell.”
Rollins himself acknowledges the controversy of the match, telling The Bump:
“I won my Hell in a Cell match with The Fiend, thank you very much, it was a ref stoppage. Yes, it was a controversial match, but I still won.”
This year will see three Hell in a Cell matches taking place, with the Universal, Smackdown Women’s and WWE Championship matches occurring inside the unforgiving structure.
Whilst he may not be taking part in the action, Rollins warned of the dangers that lie within the cell:
“It’s physical, it’s violent, it’s frustrating at times. It’s an exciting, adrenaline pumping thing but its one of those deals that once you’ve done it once, you can let other people handle it”
Inside The Ropes will have full and live coverage of Hell in a Cell.
Credit for the interview: WWE The Bump