Seth Rollins will enter this Sunday’s Royal Rumble looking to win the match for the second year in a row.
Last year, Rollins entered the match as one of the leading babyfaces in the entire company, going on to take the Universal Championship from Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 35.
However, Rollins enters this year’s match as a heel after changing his character up towards the end of last year.
The Monday Night Messiah spoke to San Antonio Express News about the difference now he’s a heel, and just like he did on occasion last year, he also spoke about WWE fans: “It is a different era than it was back in the day. Now, it’s easier to be an antagonist because… anybody who consumes entertainment has a voice to be heard.
“They can get online and say whatever they want, and even if one or two people respond to it, that’s one or two people more than 20 years ago when they were just sitting in their living room talking crap to their friends… Our audience looks for things to complain about, to dislike and to pick apart.
“It’s such a short, short lifespan. If you can maintain being in that hero role for a lengthy period of time, you are doing something incredible.”