WWE: Seth Rollins demands part-clocks, for example, Brock Lesnar and Ronda Rousey never again merit top charging.

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Part-time stars like Brock Lesnar should no longer be given top billing in WWE, according to its Universal Champion, Seth Rollins.

Professional wrestling’s biggest company is in the midst of something of a transitional phase in the wake of its annual Wrestlemania event.

That night saw multiple new champions crowned in what was viewed as a changing of the guard.

Rollins ousted Lesnar, who is generally tipped to come back to UFC not long from now, while Ronda Rousey endured her first destruction since swapping the Octagon for the wrestling ring when she was bested by Becky Lynch.

Rollins’ triumph specifically observes the arrival of the Universal title to WWE’s week by week TV plan – with Lesnar broadly just working select dates as a major aspect of his worthwhile contract with the organization.

The prominent Iowa local pulled few punches in saying: “It was a pleasant easily overlooked detail to have Brock Lesnar run roughshod with the title for a long time, and it was stunning to have Ronda Rousey come in and demonstrate her strength for a year.

“In any case, the pleasant thing about having champions who are on all the live occasions is that those occasions need individuals to come and see them.

“To have a dependable ability such as myself, Becky Lynch or Kofi Kingston, who will be at all of those live occasions with their titles; that just includes a bonus.

The prominent Iowa local pulled few punches in saying: “It was a pleasant easily overlooked detail to have Brock Lesnar run roughshod with the title for a long time, and it was stunning to have Ronda Rousey come in and demonstrate her strength for a year.

“In any case, the pleasant thing about having champions who are on all the live occasions is that those occasions need individuals to come and see them.

“To have a dependable ability such as myself, Becky Lynch or Kofi Kingston, who will be at all of those live occasions with their titles; that just includes a bonus.

Rollins, by contrast, competes week in, week out and will join the rest of WWE’s men and women in coming to the UK as part of a lengthy European tour next month.

The Independent spoke exclusively with the 32-year-old and touched base on the significance of the company now seemingly withdrawing its reliance on the likes of Lesnar, Rousey, The Undertaker and more who command high-profile billing without necessarily putting in the hours many others do.

“From a fans perspective, if you’re buying a ticket and you get to see the champion, that’s always a great story to tell.

“When I was a kid and went to WWE events, it was all about seeing whoever was on top, whether that was Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart of Shawn Michaels- they were always there with their title.

“It made for an amazing knowledge from a youths’ point of view.”

Rollins finished Lesnar’s protracted residency with the title that, excepting the odd break, spread over the better piece of two years.


WWE Champion Kingston, in the interim, was additionally delegated at Wrestlemania; the first run through he’s held a top title in WWE in an eleven-year vocation that is seen him set up himself as a genuine work-horse.

They and Lynch, whose resurgence through the ranks reached a crescendo in New Jersey earlier this month, truly represent a different look and feel to the company’s programming.

Rollins, who was notably one third of The Shield, added: “It’s a cool thing to see the crop of champions we have right now.

“Hopefully we can carve out our own legacies so that, someday, we’ll be mentioned on the same level as Brock Lesnar or a Ronda Rousey – that’s the goal.

“So it’s a good turn-around. Wrestlemania was an incredible event all around, and it’s nice to see people who’re cut from my cloth getting what they deserve.”

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