Seth Rollins gives his take on the red lighting used in Hell in a Cell match with Bray Wyatt
Former WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins has revealed that he is not a fan of the red lighting used in his Universal Championship match against The Fiend Bray Wyatt at this year's Hell in a Cell PPV.
Rollins not a fan of red lighting
Rollins locked horns against The Fiend in a Hell in a Cell match that took place under red lighting. Speaking on WWE Backstage, he stated that he didn’t have any idea about the company using red lighting for his encounter against The Fiend Bray Wyatt, which also affected his performance.
“[I had] no clue. That was a mess for me, right. Because first of all, you’re in this dark red. The cell is also red, and so then you’re trying to navigate around the edges of the cell and it’s very tight quarters to begin with. It was a mess, it was very difficult to deal with. Especially not knowing it was going to happen. I for one am not a fan. I feel like it affects my performance, personally.” (H/T: 411Mania)
While it might have affected the performance of The Beastslayer, he did not go onto lose his title in that match. The Universal Championship bout at HIAC ended in a referee stoppage after The Fiend stopped responding for sometime following Rollins' brutal assault.
Later, Rollins went on to lose the title to The Fiend at Crown Jewel in a match that also took place under red lighting. Wyatt defended his Universal Championship recently against Daniel Bryan at Survivor Series under similar settings as well.
It will be interesting to see if WWE continues with this for all of Wyatt's matches in the future.