Seth Rollins Talks About Creative Control & His Character, Working for Other Promotions, More
Aug 19, 2014 - by Marc Middleton
- Seth Rollins recently spoke with AZCentral.com to promote tonight’s WWE SmackDown tapings. Below are some highlights:
Q: Before you signed with WWE, you worked with other wrestling organizations. Is there a big difference?
A: Sometimes I wrestled in front of very small crowds for very small amounts. I’ve done bingo halls and tents in front of 10 people with a cow mooing in the background. Doing that and then going to Wrestlemania and the Superdome and wrestling in front of 80,000 people is night and day.
The crazy thing is that at the core of it all, however you’re doing it, in front of however many people, it’s the same. You’re telling a story and interacting with the crowd.
Q: Do you have a lot of control over your persona?
A: I haven’t run into too many hiccups as far as creative control. The guys here are really talented and they do amazing, original programming 52 weeks a year. It’s really unprecedented as far as live television is concerned.
Q: So how much of Seth Rollins is you?
A: It’s a lot of me with a little bit of WWE added in. They’re expert at creating brands and marketing brands. We brainstormed and developed and turned Seth Rollins into the kind of cool persona I really enjoy being a part of. You have to have some of you in that.