Though AEW is WWE’s main competition, Seth Rollins isn’t afraid to give one of the company’s top stars his due.
During an appearance on the latest episode of The Pat McAfee Show, Rollins was asked to name his personal Mount Rushmore of wrestling, both in terms of big money stars and then in terms of in-ring work. When it comes to box office, The Visionary had this to say:
“The gate one is Cena, Rock, Austin Hogan. That’s the money gate.”
When it comes to in-ring ability, Rollins said the choices get trickier. After joking with some of the hosts about former WWE stars Fandango and Mojo Rawley, the former Universal Champion turned his attention to his actual list, revealing that he considers AEW star Bryan Danielson to be among the greats.
“Shawn [Michaels], Bret [Hart], Eddie Guerrero, and man, I’m gonna throw out a wild one for you guys because he’s currently performing right now, but the American Dragon Bryan Danielson. [The artist formerly known as] Daniel Bryan.
Yeah, Bryan, his body of work I think when it’s all said and done will stack up with those guys. I hope to be in the conversation one day, maybe, at least in the conversation, or a whisper on the side, something like that. But I think that’s it for me, those are my two Mount Rushmores.”
Elsewhere on the February 8th episode of The Pat McAfee Show, Seth Rollins opened up about Ric Flair apologizing to his wife Becky Lynch, saying their beef is now “squashed.”
Seth Rollins Will Compete For The United States Championship Inside The Elimination Chamber
Ahead of the January 30th episode of Monday Night Raw, it was announced that five competitors would be facing off against Austin Theory for the United States Championship inside the Elimination Chamber. That night, Seth Rollins defeated Chad Gable in singles action and earned himself a spot in the match with hopes of regaining the title he’d lost to Theory back at Survivor Series.
After multiple qualifying matches being held over the past two weeks, the full list of participants in the men’s Elimination Chamber match is as follows:
- Austin Theory
- Seth Rolllins
- Johnny Gargano
- Bronson Reed
- Damian Priest
- Montez Ford
It was also announced on the February 6th episode of Monday Night Raw that Beth Phoenix and Edge will team together to take on the team of The Judgment Day’s Rhea Ripley and Finn Balor. Meanwhile, Roman Reigns will defend his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship against Sami Zayn in the main event of the show.
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