By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Seth Rollins spoke with Brian Fritz of Sporting News and discussed the back injury that recently sidelined him. “Yeah, I did have a lingering back issue that I was dealing with,” Rollins said. “At the end of the day, I’m able to compete. I’ve been cleared by our doctors. I had to take a few weeks to rest but it looks like I’ll be fine moving forward. I feel good. I’ve ramped up training in the gym and at my school (Black and Brave Wrestling Academy). I feel really good. I feel healthy and, hopefully, I’ll be able to pick that guy up and throw him around a little bit so I’m not the only one getting tossed around.”
Rollins also spoke about the Ronda Rousey vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair match headlining WrestleMania 35. “You’d be lying if you said that you didn’t care about wanting to headline WrestleMania,” he said. “That’s the pinnacle. Guys have lost their minds about being in that spot over the years. This is all you’ve ever dreamed of in your entire life and everything you ever wanted to do and you’ve dedicated yourself to it. All you want is to headline WrestleMania and to be the main event. Those women are no different… There is so much passion and hard work and love for the industry in that Triple Threat match. Those girls are in that spot not just by themselves, but years and years of women being marginalized in our industry and having to push through and fight through things. I’ll never know what that experience is like. They’re getting to represent future generations and past generations of females who are capable, amazing and talented.” Read the full interview at SportingNews.com.
Powell’s POV: Rollins has a great outlook on the women headlining the show rather than his own match. He also spoke about the difficulty of bouncing back from a major knee injury in an interesting portion of the interview, and he didn’t close the door on the possibility of The Shield teaming together again.
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