Seth Rollins 'Ready To Strangle Vince McMahon' Following WWE Hell In A Cell 2019

Fans were not happy with the Hell In A Cell Match with Bray Wyatt

Seth Rollins was so angry following the 2019 Hell In A Cell Match with Bray Wyatt that he was 'ready to strange Vince McMahon'.

Rollins' bout with 'The Fiend' Bray Wyatt over the Universal Championship in October 2019 ended with a referee stoppage, which was greeted with a chorus of boos from the live audience and significant negative feedback on social media.

Everything around the bout, which had seen Rollins throw every move in his arsenal at Wyatt before burying him under a mountain of foreign objects, was poorly received, and Rollins has now admitted he too was unhappy with how the match played out. 

Having crafted a significantly different vision for the Hell In A Cell Match in his own mind, Rollins was fuming with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon in the aftermath, and had to be calmed down.

Speaking on Steve Austin's Broken Skull Sessions, Rollins said: "My vision for what that match was going to be was a lot different than what we had to go out there and do. We went out there and did what we were told to do to the best of our ability. Obviously, as it was ongoing, I felt...you watch it back, it's boos piled upon boos piled upon boos and at the end of it, the reaction when the audience didn't get the result they wanted, that's a real tough pill to swallow. 

"It sucks. It's a sucky feeling. You go back to it now, we talked about the Drip God character, that character doesn't exist without that match. That's really the catalyst for what happened later that year. That happened in October, by the time December and January roll around, I'm no longer 'Burn It Down' Seth Rollins, I'm a totally different being.

"Things happen for a reason, they happen the way they're supposed to happen. It was what it was, but here we are. Where we are now doesn't exist without that match. I put a positive spin on it now because I can look back a year and a half later, but at the time, I came through that curtain and I was ready to strangle Vince McMahon. I'm not kidding you.

"TJ Wilson was there to hold me back. I stared right into Vince's eyes, I looked at him, he looked at me, we didn't say a single word to each other and he walked out. I sat down with Paul Heyman, who was creative director at Raw, I sat down with him and we had a conversation. He 'Paul Heyman'd me,' if you will.

"The next day, I went into Vince's office, I was much calmer, and I said, 'Let's talk about this. We need to figure out what we're doing here because that can't happen again.' It was civil, but it took me a night. I was ready to go. If somebody wasn't there making sure I was okay, my temper and the adrenaline.

"In my head, if you go back to the match, I'm convinced that if it would have went our way, it wouldn't be (voted Worst Match of the Year in the Wrestling Observer)."

H/T Fightful

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