WWE superstar and former grand-slam champion Seth Rollins recently spoke with TalkSport to hype up this Saturday’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view, where the Architect will challenge Roman Reigns for the Universal championship, a bout that Rollins believes is WrestleMania main event caliber. Highlights are below.
On mentioning Jon Moxley in his promo towards Roman Reigns:
It’s an just an easter egg, I think, for some of the fans that have enjoyed [The Shield] and stuck around, followed us for years and stuff like that. It would be very easy to tell the story of The Tribal Chief versus The Visionary, that’s a simple story and obvious for those who watch on a weekly basis but if you follow the industry and you pay attention and you know where we came from, you know there was a third guy in the mix. I’m not going to sit here and ignore that history, I’m going to bring that up because I think that’s important. And I think people who care about that appreciate it. It’s one of those things where it was on the tip of my tongue, it made sense, so it came.
How his match with Reigns is WrestleMania main event calibre:
This is a WrestleMania main event calibre match, no question. I definitely think we’re going to kick WrestleMania season off the right way. It’s always going to be me and Roman. It’s always going to come down to me and Roman. In many ways, we are the biggest two stars in WWE in this generation and I think fans have been clamouring for this match – especially where both of us are at in our career paths – and we didn’t think we were going to get it. But now, here we are and I’m looking forward to the electricity of the Rumble. Stars aligned or misaligned, I don’t know! Depends how you look at it. I was on SmackDown on the rise for a long time and Roman was beating tons of guys over there. Month after month he was clearing the way over there and the only guy he wasn’t getting touched by was me.