Seth Rollins talks Brock Lesnar, Johnny Manziel, curb stomp, John Cena and more
WWE world heavyweight champion Seth Rollins joined the newest edition of "The Buzz with Jimmy Traina."
Here are some highlights:
On calling Johnny Manziel "Johnny Idiot Face:" "He definitely did not know it was coming, and it was certainly off the top of my head. Johnny was born with one of those faces that you just want to punch. You just wanna put your fist in his face. Maybe it’s the way he comes off. I don’t know. It just came to me when I saw him sitting there. It just seemed right."
On when he learned he’d win the title at WrestleMania: "It was during the middle of the show."
On why he no longer uses the "curb stomp" as his finishing move: "It was a decision that was collectively made from a PR standpoint. Curb stomp just seemed like it was too perceptually violent, I guess you would say. I never hurt anyone with it. It was just something we didn’t want kids trying on each other."
On John Cena’s relationship with fans and his legacy: "John’s his own unique thing. He’s his own entity at this point and has been for a couple years. There’s really nobody who’s been able to reach that echelon that he has maintained for the past five, six, seven, eight years. He’s just having fun. I think it’s interesting the amount of hate he gets. He enjoys it and takes it in stride. I think if half those people understood how hard John worked and has worked to keep the company where it is, they might appreciate them a little bit more. When he retires, people think they’re going to be thankful for that. They talk about, you know, ‘I can wait until that day.’ But you don’t understand. I don’t think people see the behind-the-scenes work and how much effort and time John put into everything that is WWE to make it how great and special it is for our fans. John’s a one-of-a-kind performer; he is the archetype that we all strive to be as WWE performers."