Seth Rollins “Not Comfortable” With Cody Rhodes’ Backstage Fight Revelations

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People not liking their co-workers is something that has existed since the beginning of having co-workers and in WWE Seth Rollins and Cody Rhodes appear to be two men who fit that description.

The American Nightmare recently lifted the lid on his own run-ins with Rollins behind the scenes and said it was the closest he had come to engaging in a physical fight backstage at a show:

“I almost would say that I like less people than I dislike in terms of the backstage setting. The competition that exists in wrestling, you see that suspension of disbelief on-screen, but backstage it is very real in terms of the competition, who is going to be on top. For example, who is going to headline WrestleMania. This year, being Roman Reigns and myself, it doesn’t garner a lot of friends.

“Seth Rollins is the closest I’ve ever had to backstage turning into a fist fight in front of all of our peers and upper management. It didn’t happen. Him and I absolutely can’t stand one another, I’d probably try and rip his eyes out.”

Speaking to Daniel Cormier of ESPN, Seth Rollins was asked for his take on Rhodes’ story and says there is a level of truth to it:

“I can’t get into so many details on that. There is a level of truth to that. The bottom line is, I feel, based on my body of work and what I’ve contributed to this company over the course of this last decade; I should be in that position. I’m the one who has held it down while he drifted off and went and did his own thing, respect to him, great. He drifted off and did his own thing. I’m the one who held it down.

“Whenever everybody got hurt or did something else or went off or took part-time schedules or wanted to do less and ask for more or wanted to go somewhere else because they weren’t happy — you don’t think there has been plenty of times where I haven’t been happy or plenty of times where I haven’t felt like I’ve been on the short end of the stick?

“There are a ton of stories I could tell about that, but I don’t, I keep it to myself. I put my head down, I work hard, I vouch for this company. I feel like, what he’s getting..I’m just not entirely comfortable with it. That just creates some natural friction between the two of us.

“When tempers flare, tempers flare. There is a little truth to that, but I can’t get into too many details. There is some level of mutual respect, there has to be in this industry, but at the same time, there is animosity as well.”

Tempers might well flare in the ring at WrestleMania 39 when Seth Rollins enters the ring to face Logan Paul on night one, however, he won’t have to share a locker room with Rhodes as The American Nightmare challenges Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship on WrestleMania Sunday.

h/t Fightful