The connection between professional wrestler Seth Rollins and the WWE Universe is an exceptional phenomenon rarely observed in the sport's history. An unforgettable instance occurred during a WWE house show in Manchester, England, in April when fans sang Rollins' theme for an unbroken ten-minute stretch.
Rollins reveled in the fan adoration while his opponent, The Miz, stood by, just observing the spectacle. During a conversation on "Out of Character", Rollins provided insight into the intricate bond he shares with his fans.
He suggested that this special connection was taken for granted before the COVID-19 pandemic. Rollins reflected, "I remember when audiences seemed ambivalent, questioning their enthusiasm for the shows they paid to attend. But post-pandemic, fans have shown a new appreciation for the events because they were sorely missed during the shutdown." He emphasizes that this mutual appreciation is not one-sided - he and his wrestling colleagues also cherish these interactions now more than ever, fueling their commitment to continually refine their craft.
Rollins' Adrenaline From Fan Support
Seth, asked about the adrenaline rush he experiences when his theme is sung by fans, described the sensation as comforting. He contrasted this supportive gesture with the disrespectful 'What?' chants, saying, "It's a different story when fans are chanting out of boredom or even worse, when they start singing my song when I'm not even part of the scene.
But as of now, we're celebrating together, much to my opponent's chagrin." In addition to his ring skills, Rollins is recognized for his unique, flamboyant attires as part of his 'The Visionary' persona, despite admitting to not being a fashion enthusiast off-screen.
"Unless I'm doing a public appearance, or there's something extraordinary, I don't really bother," confessed Rollins, attributing his in-ring fashion choices to his crew, including King Troi. Rollins recalled his WrestleMania 39 attire with amusement, describing it as "pink, dominatrix-like, and Jeff Jarrett-looking".
He jokingly admits pushing his wardrobe choices to the limit, curious to see when fans will declare it too much. As a closing note, Seth shared his hope to keep this fun-loving connection with the WWE Universe alive for as long as possible.
"I'm going to ride this wave for as long as I can," he declared. Rollins accepts the evolving nature of his wrestling persona, appreciating its complexity, "That's the beauty of art — it just evolves, and it becomes something different every day."