Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch, one of WWE's real-life power couples, tried their hand at an on-screen romance in 2019, but the storyline fizzled out quickly. In a recent interview with SHAK Wrestling, Rollins shed light on why their on-screen partnership didn't quite hit the mark.
Reflecting on that time, Rollins acknowledged that both he and Lynch were in different places both professionally and personally. He admitted to struggling with his character and dealing with self-doubt and depression, which affected his on-screen performance.
For Lynch, managing her on-screen persona as "The Man," a fierce and independent character akin to "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, while also being part of a romantic storyline with Rollins proved challenging.
Rollins and Lynch's On-Screen Struggle
Rollins emphasized that he was more willing to go with the flow when it came to blending fiction and reality in their storylines.
On the other hand, Lynch was more protective of their real-life relationship and found it harder to merge it with her on-screen character. The constant push and pull between the two forces – fiction and reality – made it difficult for the audience to separate the two, and that presented a challenge for the couple's on-screen dynamic.
While the original storyline may not have worked out as they had hoped, Rollins remains open to giving it another shot in the future. However, he also recognizes that their individual characters, "The Man" for Lynch and "The Visionary" for himself, are strong enough to carry their own separate narratives.
Currently, Lynch is embroiled in a feud with WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus, while Rollins is gearing up to defend his World Heavyweight Championship against Finn Balor at WWE SummerSlam on Saturday. In retrospect, it's evident that the complexities of blending their real-life relationship with their on-screen personas posed challenges that impacted the storyline's success.
As WWE thrives on intertwining fiction with reality, finding the right balance can be a delicate tightrope walk for any couple in the business. Nevertheless, both Rollins and Lynch continue to flourish as individual performers, demonstrating their resilience and commitment to their craft in the ever-entertaining world of professional wrestling.