Vince McMahon: Is the WWE chairman using Seth Rollins as his mouthpiece? The Universal champion has been outspoken in his defense of the WWE but is he merely a puppet in a war that the WWE is waging?
The WWE have been in the midst of a storm in recent times. They have suffered record low ratings on a constant basis. While also having to deal with wrestlers making public their desire to leave the promotion. The rise of AEW parallelly hasn’t helped matters either.
Jon Moxley, known as Dean Ambrose in the WWE, has raised hell for the company by his comments on Talk is Jericho. Moxley was sympathetic to the people still working in the company. He even expressed gratitude to the WWE for helping him develop as a person and a wrestler. However he tore into Vince McMahon as he threw his dirty laundry everywhere.
Rollins to the rescue
Seth Rollins, the current Universal Champion has taken it upon himself to fight against the WWE bashing. The Architect has been very vocal of the criticism they have faced recently. He has partaken in twitter feuds and has become the no.1 WWE sympathizer of late.
While speaking with Sports Illustrated he even said that ‘it was a little presumptuous of Ambrose to talk down the company that gave him many opportunities’.
Rollins claimed that Ambrose gave his all to the company ‘but at the end of the day, he took his ball and he went home’. A term that Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer says is Vince McMahon’s term for a quitter.
Dave Meltzer explained during the Wrestling Observer Radio Show, that it is believed that a lot of Seth’s words are coming straight from Vince McMahon himself. And perhaps The Beastslayer is his mouthpiece in the war against AEW.
“Okay, I’ll just say the reaction I got from people in the business, okay… everybody knows that [Seth] has kinda decided he’s gonna be a team leader and he’s been picked. I mean his words are Vince’s words. So is he just 100% in on the Kool-Aid or is he just doing his job? Again, if this was like a tweet and then Sports Illustrated… This is like a battleplan and WWE is part of the battleplan. He’s not doing this on his own. I mean if this was just Twitter, he’d still have to get the okay.”
“When you include the Sports Illustrated thing at the same time this is the ‘No, we’re fighting back against these people who are trying to say that we’re not good and again, more power to him — that’s fine.”
“Again, the running down of Moxley with the idea that he took his ball and went home — which is a Vince McMahon term if anybody remembers that’s Vince McMahon’s term for a quitter — this guy [Moxley] didn’t quit, he stuck it out I think that’s the thing, you know? Even if he didn’t, he’s miserable.”
Moxley is yet to respond to Rollins’ statements. However, it is safe to say that a war is slowly but surely brewing. Sooner or later people may have to pick sides and a lot of ugliness is yet to follow.
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