Seth Rollins has revealed that he still looks back on one bump from 2018 as a “terrible decision” after it left him unsure he would ever wrestle again.
At the Hell In A Cell event that year, Roman Reigns put his Universal Title on the line against Braun Strowman in the structure of the same name. Naturally, the match was a chaotic affair, but even by Hell In A Cell standards, the ending and aftermath were off the scale.
During the match, Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre attempted to interfere, only to be attacked by Rollins and Dean Ambrose in a run-in of their own. The four men brawled on the top of the cell, with Ziggler and Rollins sent crashing through the announce table.
Just as the dust was settling on that moment of madness, Brock Lesnar made a shock return with Paul Heyman. As Heyman sprayed mace in the eyes of Mick Foley, who had been serving as the special guest referee, Lesnar beat down both Reigns and Strowman. This created a surreal situation where the match was declared a No Contest, with neither man able to continue.
Seth Rollins Admits He Thought His Career Was Over
During an appearance on The Dan LeBatard Show, Rollins discussed some of the biggest bumps he’s taken and which of them he regretted. Recalling his fall from the cell with Ziggler, Rollins said he feared he wouldn’t be able to stand up after.
“I’ve taken a couple of falls off the side of Hell in a Cell structure… and I’ve fallen off the side of that a couple of times through our announce desk and the most recent which was five or six years ago at this point I thought ‘That was it, I’m never getting up. That’s the end of it. I don’t know if I’m gonna be able to move my legs after this,’ it was so painful I thought, ‘I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to wrestle again,’”
Rollins went on to describe the bump as a “terrible decision” as he took all that punishment for a match that he wasn’t even competing in.
“… Taking a huge bump off the side of the cage that I didn’t need to take or want to take and it wasn’t even my match. So no, it was not worth it. At all. It was a terrible decision, I wish I hadn’t done it. But here we are, still doing it…”
Seth Rollins will be back in action in a similarly scary structure when he competes inside the Elimination Chamber at the Premium Live Event of the same name. On this occasion, the star will be taking on Austin Theory, Montez Ford, Johnny Gargano, Damian Priest, and Bronson Reed in a bid to win the United States Championship.
H/t to Wrestle Talk