Seth Rollins opened up about not wrestling in the main event of WrestleMania 39.
WrestleMania 39 saw Seth Rollins take on Logan Paul in a highly-anticipated bout. The two put on a spectacle that included KSI dressed as a PRIME Energy mascot and a huge splash through the announce table before Rollins ultimately picked up the victory.
While Rollins was in a heavily featured bout, he didn’t have the honor of performing in the show’s main event. The main event night two saw Cody Rhodes unsuccessfully challenge Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship, and in a new interview with Ryan Satin on Out of Character, Rollins opened up about whether or not he was jealous of Rhodes taking that honored spot.
“Jealously is not necessarily the right word. At the end of the day, it’s show business. That’s how it works sometimes. It’s not fair. Life is not fair, sorry. We want it to be fair all the time, but it’s not. It’s not always a meritocracy, as much as we’d love it to be. You have to deal with that and figure out a way to make the best of it.
“For me, I took the Logan Paul story and ran with it. I knew we were going to have an absolute blast because the characters were so diametrically opposed in the audience’s eyes. You have Logan Paul, who the audience detested, and I had just spun into a guy who everyone was happy to see every week. I knew we were going to butt heads in the best possible way and it was going going to be really good.”
Continuing, Seth Rollins explained that he did have some resentment toward Cody Rhodes, but he believes any resentment comes from a healthy place of trying to make each other better as performers.
“Anytime you put in the amount of work that I put in last year that I put in while somebody else gets the top spot, if you are competitive and you want to be the best, and there are a lot of us here in WWE who compete at this level, you’re just going to have resentment. It’s going to be there. It’s healthy. It’s an iron sharpens iron situation where you have people who are at the top of their game, across the board, and only one of them, or two in this case with Roman, is going to get that spot.
You have to be prepared to not be that person, it doesn’t matter how hard you work or how much effort you put in. If it’s not your time, it’s not your time. We’ll put it behind us, move forward, do the best I can to get myself in that spot next year and the year after that and the year after that. I’d lying if I said there was no resentment. Jealousy, nah.”