Seth Rollins on Dean Ambrose: “I think it’s a little presumptuous of him to talk down the company that gave him many opportunities. I don’t think there’s any reason to hop on a soapbox and complain.”
The WWE Universal Champion, Seth Rollins has been very vocal about his love for the WWE on Twitter these days. He claims that the company is the Top Dog in the world of professional wrestling and believes that the credit goes to everyone that works in the company.
Doubling down. Best pro wrestling on the planet. See that Cruiserweight Triple Threat? And that’s just one night, one match amongst the many. Find anyone else alive who does what I do as well as I do it as often as I do it. Ya can’t. #WWEStompingGrounds #UniversalChampion @WWE
— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) June 23, 2019
However, his close friend Dean Ambrose, now known as Jon Moxley, had very contrasting views about the company. Moxley took to Jericho’s podcast to air his grievances. He claimed that he felt disgusted by what they asked him to say about Roman Reigns’ illness. He revealed that he felt depressed and suffocated working in the company.
Rollins opens up on Ambrose’s criticism of WWE
Speaking with Sports Illustrated, this is what Seth Rollins had to say on the comments made by Dean Ambrose.
“Ambrose can do what he wants. He’s a big boy. He’s got his big boy pants on, he can go out there and say whatever he wants. But the bottom line is not everyone is equipped to handle the rigors of the WWE and the schedule and how it affects you mentally and emotionally. Ambrose gave everything he had to the company for the entire time he was here. He put his heart and soul into the travel and the schedule and the injuries and the work in the ring and all that stuff; but at the end of the day, he took his ball and he went home or he went elsewhere, at least.”
I don’t think there’s any reason to complain
“I think it’s a little presumptuous of him to get on a podcast and talk down about the company that gave him such opportunities; and he referenced some of those. He did talk about how he was thankful for the time he spent here and the fact that he was able to learn, meet his wife and all that good stuff. Like I said, I love the guy. I love him. I’ll always love him. But at the end of the day, we share differing perspectives about what we want out of life and where we’re at in our own lives. I hope he does well. I’ve kept enough tabs on him to know he’s doing super well for himself right now and I’m happy for that. But I don’t think there’s any reason to hop on a soapbox and complain after the fact.”
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— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) June 25, 2019
“You need to take the first step. That’s looking in the mirror and asking yourself; did you do every single thing you possibly could to make yourself and your situation what you want it to be? If the answer is yes you did, then you can go elsewhere and complain. If you feel good about it, if that’s where he’s at mentally, then go right ahead. But if he hasn’t done that and looked in the mirror and made that decision, maybe he should look think about that. And that goes for any other disgruntled talent, past or present.”
He’s one of my favorite people in the world
When asked if he’s had a conversation with Ambrose about this, Rollins answered:
“No. And I don’t need to. Like I said, he’s grown man. He’s got his big boy pants on. He can do whatever he wants do, he can say whatever he wants to say. He filled his contractual obligations here and there’s nothing but mutual love and respect for him. He’s one of my favorite people in the entire word.”
What’s next for Seth Rollins?
Seth Rollins will partner Becky Lynch in a mixed tag match against Baron Corbin and Lacey Evans at Extreme Rules. The Universal and Raw women’s titles will be on the line. Extreme Rules will take place on July 14, 2019, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.