Seth Rollins discusses the development of his “Monday Night Messiah” gimmick



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Seth Rollins discusses the development of his “Monday Night Messiah” gimmick

In WWE, Seth Rollins held twice the WWE Championship, twice the Universal Championship, twice the Intercontinental Championship, once the United States Championship and six times the Raw Tag Team Championship (twice with Dean Ambrose, once with Roman Reigns, once with Jason Jordan, once with Braun Strowman and once with Buddy Murphy), proving to be the eleventh wrestler to complete the Grand Slam.

Rollins discussed the development of his “Monday Night Messiah” gimmick and more in the latest portion of his interview with TalkSport.

Rollins on the development of his “Monday Night Messiah”

“If you look at when this whole thing started – really after Hell in a Cell but in earnest Survivor Series last year – until now, it’s obviously been a work in progress.

Trying to figure out who I was at the end of last year and then kind of sinking deeper into the character and the personality and what my goal is and why I’m doing this. It’s been an interesting process going from where I was to where I’m at now, but certainly it’s been enjoyable and for me, the artistic side of wrestling is something that has always been super fulfilling to me.

A lot of people think it’s just the matches and stuff like that, but it’s not. It’s the storytelling and the characters and at the end of the day, that’s the most important thing about what we do. Establishing characters that people care about.

I think one way or another, whether you’re on my side or against me, there is strong feelings about the Monday Night Messiah so yeah, it’s definitely something that I’m very proud of and look forward to cultivating as we move forward into this strange year that is 2020" - Seth Rollins said.

On his match with Drew McIntyre at Money in the Bank, Seth Rollins added: “The Drew match was interesting. It was really a turning point – well, another one – for where I’m at right now. Obviously, it’s the catalyst that led us to the last few months and the story with Rey Mysterio.

I was real proud of the match itself, mostly because it’s really hard to get a big match feel for a title fight with no people there. We were on a card – it was Money in the Bank – so they had the big cinematic match and we were coming off WrestleMania so there was a lot of expectation going into Money in the Bank.

I was in a similar position the year before with AJ Styles coming into that match after I had beaten Brock Lesnar for the title. So that first title defence you want to be huge. You’re putting your stamp on what kind of champion you’re going to be moving forward."