Seth Rollins has opened up about his regrets over his 2021 feud with Cesaro, saying he wishes he had pressed harder to take it in different directions.
Following Survivor Series in 2020, Seth Rollins took a hiatus from WWE so that he could be present for the birth of his first child with Becky Lynch.
After several weeks away from the company, Rollins made his return at the 2021 Royal Rumble complete with a whole new persona.
During a recent appearance on Ryan Satin’s ‘Out of Character’ podcast, Rollins discussed the character shift, saying he wasn’t certain what it would look like on his return and admitting he was still “piecing it together” during his feud with Cesaro – now AEW’s Claudio Castagnoli.
“I was still trying to gather what the character was going to be coming out of my return from…I got punted in the face at Survivor Series, left the Messiah character behind, came back as this Visionary but wasn’t really certain what it was going to look like.”
“Got into the story with Cesaro. I was still piecing it together. I had ideas of what I thought it could be, but it didn’t really take hold until the Edge story. The Edge story was so deep and I had all these different emotions to play off of.”
Although Rollins thinks the feud was good and produced a “WrestleMania banger”, he does regret not pressing harder to take it in a different direction.
“The Cesaro story had so many legs and different directions we could have taken it and one of my biggest regrets is I didn’t press hard enough to do that. I feel that’s an untapped story. If we ever cross paths again, there is such a great story we could get to. It went one way, it was fine and fun and produced a WrestleMania banger, but we had a lot more we could have done there.”
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.