Seth Rollins recently spoke with talkSPORT‘s Alex McCarthy ahead of WWE’s upcoming European tour from May 8-17. Rollins talked about Dean Ambrose’s WWE departure, saying it’s hard to speculate what Ambrose will do next, but just thinks it was a case of him wanting to have more of a say in making his own plans:
“Oh god, so tough to say! You know, he’s really someone that keeps his cards close to the vest and even at the back end when I was trying to pry into what he was getting himself into after this, I think the cool thing was he didn’t even really know. He didn’t really have any big plans. For him, he just wanted the freedom to make his own decisions for the first time in the last eight or nine years. It will be cool to see where he ends up or where he takes his talents whether that be to another wrestling promotion or somewhere else in the entertainment field, or, you know, maybe he just wants to sit at home play with his dogs, be with his wife and have a family – who knows?
“I’m excited as a friend just to see what he’s going to get himself into because he’s one of the most talented dudes I’ve ever come across and he’s got a lot to offer, so I can’t even begin to speculate.”
Additionally, Rollins talked about carrying the RAW brand as Universal Champion leading into the post-Superstar Shake-up WWE, saying he’s up for the challenge as he is used to the pressure.
“For the past six or seven years, everything has revolved around the three of us in some way, shape or form. You mentioned [Dean] Ambrose leaving and Roman [Reigns] going to SmackDown, it really is a lot of extra pressure on me to just be the man, be Seth Rollins, be Monday Night Rollins! Kind of put the show on my shoulders and with SmackDown moving to FOX in the fall, it’s going to be a huge deal for them as well so it’s going to be a dog fight between Raw and SmackDown, man.
I’m looking forward to the challenge, looking forward to a lot of new competitors and matchups with the Shakeup and everything, so it’s definitely exciting. Obviously nerve-racking and everything because it’s kind of the first time we have jumped into these waters, but I’m excited to see how far I can swim.”