Seth Rollins, in the build up to SummerSlam, appeared on ESPN 2’s sports talk show, First Take, back in August to promote the biggest show of the summer, and also discussed various other topics.
One of the analysts on the show, Stephen A Smith, while reminiscing about past wrestling superstars, brought up the name of Bill Goldberg and asked Rollins if he could beat Goldberg. Here’s what he said:
"I am a young buck, I am a young stallion. No offence to Goldberg but his day has come and gone.”
Here is the full video clip from Seth Rollins’ appearance on the show and around 6.13 mark, the topic of Goldberg comes up:
The Myth finally had the opportunity to address the comments made by Rollins on television, as he made a guest appearance on First Take, this Wednesday morning, to promote his upcoming match with Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series on November 20th.
The host of the show Molly Qerim played the clip of Seth Rollins’ appearance on the show over two months back, where he claimed he could easily fight and defeat Goldberg and questioned his ability to hang with the young blood.
In response to The Architect taking a shot his age, Goldberg issued a stern warning to Rollins. He had the following to say:
“Hell no I’m not past my prime, Rollins is just trying to get a little rub, which is gonna put him in the hospital. So he better pray to God when I beat Brock [Lesnar] that I don’t have anymore in me because his head will be served on a platter.”
Goldberg also joked when Stephen A Smith called him ‘The Man’ and said ‘he used to be the man’ and now he is just an ‘advanced aged man’.
This was not the first time that Goldberg referenced Seth Rollins. When Goldberg was promoting WWE 2K17, before his long-awaited return to the WWE, he was asked which WWE Superstar on the SummerSlam he would like to get in the ring with.
Without rolling with the obvious answer of Brock Lesnar, Goldberg threw out the name of the former Shield member
“Is Seth Rollins in it? Because he opened his little crossfit mouth this morning about me. And I don’t know that little guy, and I’d like to introduce him to this [motions his fist]. Because if I think about this correctly, it’s probably the size of his face. So yeah, he’d be the guy I go after. I’d take Brock [Lesnar] next.”