Seth Rollins has opened up about the infamous 2019 Hell In A Cell match with The Fiend Bray Wyatt and explains what he thinks should have happened.
At the 2019 Hell In A Cell event, Seth Rollins put his Universal Championship on the line against The Fiend Bray Wyatt inside the solid steel structure.
With many predicting that this match would see The Fiend pick up the title, things unravelled as the match ended in a bizarre no contest as a result of Seth Rollins using weapons…in a no disqualification match. Fans were unsatisfied with the finish and speaking to Ariel Helwani for BT Sport, Seth Rollins reveals that so were he and Bray Wyatt:
“I could have moved on to something else and he could have had his run as champion. But that wasn’t the case and we played the hand we were dealt, and that was not our call.”
“I know he would tell you the same thing, that did not go the way we wanted it to. We tried, and we tried, and we tried, and the boss at the time would not budge. Like I said before, it is not our sandbox, you know? We are actors on a stage sometimes and we read the lines.”
Seth Rollins then added that in hindsight he wishes he had just taken a beating at Hell In A Cell and ended things with The Fiend there and then:
“It was tough figuring out how to tell a good wrestling story with that character. I just wasn’t good at it. That was one thing, I was not good at the phenomenology stuff like I wasn’t able to interweave that with reality enough to make what I felt was a captivating story.”
“At the end of the day, it probably would have been better if he just mauled me in that cell, put the claw on me, and called it a day.”