The anticipation in the wrestling world continued to grow with an entertaining build-up to WrestleMania 40, now declared as Cody Rhodes will take on Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. With all the buzz around, a few recent issues, for sure, have been the case to make quite a ruckus within the WWE fandom.
"World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins joins 'FOX News' in a candid interview to weigh in on high-stakes Rhodes-Reigns showdown drama that unfolds," which turns up the drama over the high-stakes Rhodes-Reigns showdown. Blunt as ever, Rollins didn't hold back in discussing power dynamics.
"It's disheartening to watch," he said. In echoing comments from Cody Rhodes, he said, "It's just unacceptable. Leaves a bad taste in your mouth. Quite frankly, it's unnerving." The controversy runs further than the ring, with Rollins being very open that he wants to fight Rhodes at WrestleMania, proving his title is one of grit and determination and completely opposed to Reigns' 'Hollywood' title.
Rollins's criticism of Reigns is twofold: the infrequency with which Reigns takes part in live events and how he relies on a support structure during in-ring competition.
Rollins Challenges Reigns
"Roman Reigns is obviously an all-time great, but he didn't do it by himself," said Rollins.
He further justified his stance on the level of prestige the World Heavyweight Championship had, attributing the same to the intermittent presence of Reigns. "This title speaks volumes of pure valor, and with Reigns' absence, it becomes more of an emblematic token of excellence," he said.
Rollins, for his own part, was still supportive of Rhodes' choice, driven by a personal narrative that obviously resonates deeply with him. "As much as I've preached my cause for my title," Rollins admitted, "I certainly have to respect Cody's pursuit of a story that's close to his heart.
As WrestleMania 40 draws down upon us, the saga of Rhodes, Reigns, and Rollins continues to keep a firm grip on the attention of the WWE universe, making sure the fiesta of grudges and unspeakable moments on the night.