Seth Rollins has discussed the abrupt retirement from WWE of longtime chairman Vince McMahon and how the news made him emotional.
In July the wrestling world was stunned by the news that after forty years Vince McMahon was retiring from his role as the boss of WWE. The news came amid investigations into McMahon’s conduct and allegations of sexual misconduct and hush money payments made by former WWE employees.
Speaking in an interview for BT Sport, Seth Rollins suggests that the news came as much of a shock to WWE Superstars as it did to fans and admits the realisation that McMahon was gone made him emotional:
“I couldn’t believe it. It was one of those things where you’ll never forget [where you were]. When it happened, it was so abrupt. I was not prepared and … it got me emotional.”
“I mean, I love Vince. He’s been like a father figure to me over the past 10 years. He’s someone [whose] approval means a lot to me. I kinda was just like ‘Wow, is this the last time I’m ever gonna see Vince?’ And when you have such a close relationship with someone, ups and downs, it just felt like I was losing a friend and losing a mentor.”