Seth Rollins has opened up about a “miscommunication” on WWE Raw that left him upset.
Back at WrestleMania 39, Seth Rollins enjoyed his first win on the grandest stage of them all since 2019 when he defeated Logan Paul.
One day later the entire wrestling world changed forever when WWE announced a deal that would see the company taken over by Endeavor and merged into a new organisation with UFC. Vince McMahon will become Executive Chairman of that company when the deal is finalised but at the Raw after WrestleMania, there was no doubt that he was in charge of the show as he was reported to have made several changes.
Many people speculated that McMahon may have been behind a cut in Seth Rollins’ promo time on the show but according to the former WWE Champion, the situation that occurred was much simpler.
Speaking on SI Media with Jimmy Traina, Seth Rollins explained what happened and why the segment did not go the way he hoped but it had nothing to do with Vince McMahon:
“That was not a big deal. I was upset, but it was mostly production, a miscommunication. That was the night after Mania, and the intent of the segment was to go to break with the audience singing my song, allow them to sing during the break, come back up, they might still be singing, and then drift off into nothingness.
“For whatever reason, that never made it through to production, so when we go to commercial, instead of letting the crowd party, they did the thing where they black the house, shut down the music, and play the stupid video packages, which messed up what the whole plan was.
“The crowd was trying to sing, but you have Stone Cold Steve Austin talking about Broken Skull Ranch. ‘Did no one get the memo?’ It was just a production snafu. In the middle of the commercial break, I’m yelling to try to get it turned off so they could keep singing, but it was already a disaster.
“The crowd was confused and didn’t know what to make of it. We came back and did the rest of the segment, but it didn’t translate the way you wanted because the crowd wasn’t able to participate the way the segment was meant to be planned. I wasn’t really upset about that, it was just a bad handling.”
Who told Seth Rollins the plans had changed?
— Wicked Wrestling (@WickedWrestl1ng) April 4, 2023
A video did the rounds on social media at the time of a member of WWE’s production team apparently talking to Seth Rollins about the change of plans while the fans in the building kept singing his song.