Seth Rollins may not know where his immediate future lies, but he knows there will come a time when he’ll have to step back from wrestling.
Being crowned the new World Heavyweight Champion put Seth Rollins right back at the top of the wrestling mountain. His popularity has skyrocketed over recent months, which has led to plenty of speculation that he could step away from the ring for other outside opportunities, including a role in Captain America: New World Order.
Whilst he says he is “sworn to secrecy” about the film, Rollins revealed to Alex McCarthy of The Daily Mail that he sees himself always being involved in wrestling, whilst looking at the iconic rivalry between The Rock and John Cena when it comes to opportunities away from the ring.
As I sit here right now in my wrestling school seeing people fall down behind me, I feel like I’m always going to be part of the industry in some shape of form.
You look at The Rock as the example here, and he’s a different beast, right? What you were seeing from John at the time, he was at the peak of his popularity in WWE at the time and it was seeing The Rock come back every year.
So, The Rock wasn’t just gone for a hiccup, he was gone for a year and then coming back and taking away an opportunity from someone else who had been there and grinding and all that. What John didn’t see was the bigger picture and how many more eyes The Rock was going to bring to WWE, to WrestleMania and to the talent as a whole.
John missed that part, and he will tell you now that he was a little nearsighted in that regard. And you saw when John Cena came back to WrestleMania this year, it wasn’t to be on the marquee, it wasn’t to be anything other than to be part of the show and contribute in any way that he could.
Seth Rollins went on to say that he knows a time will come to hang up his boots, but he doesn’t believe it will be happening soon.
As for me, I don’t know where my future lies. I feel, like I said, at this moment wrestling is my future for as long as I can do it at a high level. But there’s going to come a day when falling down is going to turn my bones to dust and I will have to start looking elsewhere and seeing what other options there are.
I don’t think that’s coming any time soon and I’m just in the prime of my career right now and there’s a lot of years ahead of me.
Seth Rollins also recently discussed crowds interrupting promos to sing his entrance theme.