Seth Rollins talks about turning babyface and The Shield splitting up
Source: The Bleacher Report
The Bleacher Report has an interview with Seth Rollins, who was discussing The Shield's match with Evolution this Sunday at WWE Payback. Here are some highlights from the interview:
If The Shield has changed anything since turning babyface:
"We aren't doing anything different. We didn't change a thing about the way we operate. We're not on the apron rah, rah, rahing, and we're not pandering to the crowd for cheers. We just go out and kick the crap out of everybody, and people seem to like it."
Why they are being cheered if their style is the same:
"It's all about picking your targets, you know what I mean? If you pick the right targets, people are going to cheer for you, I guess.
"And, to be fair, people always kind of cheered us a little bit. There were always some situations where we were the good guys in their eyes. And that's OK. It's a different era and it's not all about bad guys and good guys. There's a lot of grey area and a lot of characters to fill it.
"That's what makes things interesting. Let the people kind of decide for themselves. Especially when you have an audience as educated as ours is now. It's not 1982 anymore. The times have changed. If you don't evolve with the business, you're going to be left behind."
If he has thought about the day when The Shield is no longer a unit:
"You know, you say that, but I don't know if these factions are all ever really dead. Because when Shawn (Michaels) and Hunter (Triple H) get back together and you get that "Are you Ready?" pumping on the Titan Tron, or when you get Scott (Hall) and Kevin (Nash) together and they put up the "Too Sweet" to each other, or you put Arn and Ric in the same room, they're definitely not enemies.
"It doesn't always have to end badly. There's a lot of longevity that comes with having a gang of friends with you throughout your career in this business. So there's no telling when The Shield will run its course. If it ever will. We're just happy riding this wave of success right now, trying to make this place a better place for everybody, wrestlers and fans alike, and we're going to keep doing that until we can't do it anymore."
Rollins also discussed comparisons to other legendary factions, their first PPV match and much more. You can read the full interview by clicking here.