In the latest edition of the "Out of Character" podcast, curated by 'Fox Sports' host Ryan Satin, Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch have addressed a number of very hot topics over the past few weeks that are grabbing great attention from WWE fans.
. This inevitably also includes curiosity about what the former Universal Champion's life was like in this very early stage of the post-Vince McMahon era.
Well, his comments on the change of creative direction since Vince McMahon's son-in-law, Paul "Triple H" Levesque, has the company in hand suggest that even before, life for him was not at all complex in WWE, with relationships with the 'former Chairman who are absolutely diplomatic.
But it's equally clear that even established WWE veterans are now feeling less in control and perceiving a welcome renewal underway.
"I trusted Vince, but getting some fresh air is really nice," Rollins began. "With Vince, it was a double-edged sword: you knew exactly who to turn to, and there was confidence in that ...
If you could get a yes from him, nothing else mattered. On the other hand, he was everywhere. . This was part of his genius, but it was also very stressful. "
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More interesting still was Rollins' view that Triple H is essentially still shuffling the deck.
Not a small task, given the fact that he is taking care of it just after an authentic sports entertainment giant like Vince McMahon, a man who has been involved in the creative side of WWE for generations. "He's just starting to shape the board, with all the pieces of him still messed up right now," Rollins said.
"Right now he's just putting all his pieces in place, and then we'll start marching ... It's a wild and super-abrupt change of course, which caught us all off guard, including Triple H. But I'm very curious about it. see what the future looks like in three or six months ...
It's not a cheap blow to Vince."
With more eyes than ever on the company, both creatively and in terms of operational conduct, Seth Rollins, Becky Lynch and the entire roster can only hope for the existing WWE universe (and, if aggressive cross-promotion through partner networks like Fox and A&E works its magic, some curious converts) will enter the unknown with them.