Seth Rollins Reflects On WWE World Heavyweight Championship Win

Seth is ready to be a fighting and defending champion

WWE star Seth Rollins has reflected on his World Heavyweight Title triumph, days after beating AJ Styles in a tournament final at Night of Champions to bag the gold. 

Speaking on The Bump, Rollins noted his evolution as a performer since he last held a world title (in 2019) and vowed to be a fighting champion, saying: 

"It has been a long road, it really has. Nearly four years since I've held a world heavyweight championship, and I said it on Raw a little bit, lots of ups, lots of downs. The audience, they love me, they hate me, they like me, they don't like me. I've loved every second of it. 

"It's been a transformative four years. I'm a completely different person than I was the last time I held a world heavyweight championship. So this time, it really does feel right. I'm excited to bring a world title back to Raw, a show that has sorely missed a world champion in quite some time, and I plan on defending that title, being present, being the man on Monday nights like I have been, but this time with a title on my shoulder".

Seth was asked about what it felt like competing to become an inaugural champion for the third time - having previously done so for the NXT and Universal titles - and reiterated his desire to embrace competition and defend the strap with pride. 

"It's special. Any time you're able to do something for the first time, it's special, and it feels special. This one was the biggest of the three, and I'll tell you why. It's because this was a culmination. This title doesn't exist if our industry and our company isn't so healthy with incredible talent across the board. There was a need for a title on Monday nights. 

"There was a need for a new title because everybody is so good. You look across the board, myself, AJ Styles, all the SmackDown guys, really. Sheamus, Drew McIntyre, Gunther. You look at Raw, you got Cody Rhodes, you got Kevin, you got Sami. There's just tonnes of guys, tonnes of competition at the top, and we needed a prize to fight for since our Universal Champion wants to keep his part-time schedule. So we gotta have a title. I was more than thrilled to have it. I'm more than thrilled to be the guy to usher in this new era, an era of change," continued Rollins.

Recent reports confirmed that The Monday Night Messiah is set to be a fixture on all episodes of Raw moving forward. 

H/T Fightful

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