Seth Rollins feels he's gone from one of the most hated to one of the most beloved wrestlers on WWE's roster

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2023/03/04/seth-rollins-feels-hes-gone-from-one-of-the-most-hated-to-one-of-the-most-beloved-wrestlers-on-wwes-roster/

Rollins feels fortunate to be in the spot he’s in. 

This coming Monday on Raw, Seth Rollins will be face-to-face with Logan Paul, who cost him the chance to become WWE United States Champion at Elimination Chamber. 

Rollins guest appeared on WWE After The Bell to speak about Paul and their forthcoming segment and along the way, he expressed his thought that he’s went from being one of the most hated wrestlers on the roster to becoming one of the most beloved in the eyes of the fans. 

I’ve been so fortunate over the past year to be able to go from one of the most hated superstars on the roster to somehow, without skipping a beat, one of the most beloved superstars on the roster. You don’t see that very often and I credit it to the work ethic that you guys (Corey Graves & Kevin Patrick) kind of mentioned; the day-to-day, the being there, the grinding, just hanging around sometimes is the key, you know?

Since 2010, Seth Rollins has been part of WWE. He touched on the growth it took to get him in the position he’s currently in and then spoke about the leadership role he has backstage. 

Oh absolutely. I mean, being a human responsible for another human makes you grow up in a way that you never really — you guys know, you’re both dads (Kevin Patrick & Corey Graves), you get it. Soon as you get that kid, everything changes for you, priorities shift but yeah, just maturing as a performer, as a human. Everything all kind of comes together at the right time. It’s very much a perfect storm of events and so I’ve felt more comfortable in my leadership role backstage than I ever have. I think that translates as well to being able to — you have to lead by example, right? So you can’t be giving people advice and then not taking your own advice and so, being able to have that mental capacity to understand what I need to do to be a better leader for the locker room and for everybody else who might want the position I find myself in right now allows me to kind of take the blinders off a little bit. Not be so, like you said, how I was in NXT where I’m going, me, me, me, me, me, me all the time and that’s allowed a lot of these stories with (Matt) Riddle, with Cody (Rhodes), with Edge to grow and that’s allowed, I think, people to just attach themselves to me audience-wise in a way they never have really had the opportunity to.

Paul versus Rollins has not been made official for WrestleMania 39, but at the past three WrestleManias, Rollins has suffered a loss in a singles match. 

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