On the newest episode of Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions, Seth Rollins said he was “ready to go” with Vince McMahon following his 2019 Hell in a Cell match with “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt.
Speaking in-depth about the match that earned 2019’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter worst match of the year award, Rollins said “my vision for the match was a lot different than what we had to go out there and do” and that he and Wyatt “did what they were told to do to the best of their ability.” He said he’s convinced that had the match gone the way he wanted, it wouldn’t have been as bad.
He said as it was going on, he could hear the boos intensifying and that it was a tough pill to swallow when fans ultimately didn’t get the result they wanted.
“It’s a sucky feeling,” he said, explaining that he was furious when he went backstage.
“….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,” he said.
He said he sat down with Paul Heyman, who was creative director of Raw at that time, and had a conversation. He then talked to McMahon the next day.
“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, you know….” he said.
Rollins said he was able to take the negative and turn it into a positive and that his current Drip God character evolved from that letdown.