Seth Rollins spoke with Alex McCarthy of talkSPORT about the development of his “Messiah” character. Rollins said it’s been a work in progress for awhile, and ultimately the goal is to get people to feel strongly about him, one way or an another.
“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,” Rollins said. 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 [are] 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.”
Also during his interview, Rollins was asked about Bayley and Sasha Banks taking over the women’s divisions as they currently hold the RAW, SmackDown, and Women’s Tag Team Titles.
“I think it’s no secret that Bayley and Sasha [Banks] have done their god damnedest to fill in with Becky being out and the women’s division just being wide open. Charlotte Flair being out now, too,” Rollins stated. “The women have been lagging behind Becky and Charlotte for some time and now it’s time for them to step up and do their thing.
“Asuka has stepped up too, as well, but I do think Bayley and Sasha have been great. They’ve filled that void as best as they possibly can and have been working like crazy as Tag Team champs and now RAW and SmackDown champs.”
Rollins also discussed the Eye for an Eye Match against Rey Mysterio and his initial reaction to the stipulation, which you can check out here.