Following a horrific knee injury that he suffered at a WWE Live event at in late 2015, Seth Rollins was forced to relinquish his WWE World Heavyweight Title and immediately head into surgery to repair his knee. As you all are aware, Rollins returned from injury at the Extreme Rules PPV last year.
During “The Architect’s” appearance on the Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast, he shared his thoughts on what it was like coming back into the ring after his injury.
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Rollins: ”Yeah, it was a little confusing at first. I guess, when it was happening, I was like, ‘it only made sense. I thought, for me to come back as a babyface, I thought personally, I thought all the makings of a hot babyface comeback were right there. You talk about Triple H with the quad tear and the return at Madison Square Garden. I think everybody had visions of that in their head and that just never came to fruition, it just never happened. It was a little bit of a letdown and then, I had to kind of slide back into a role and if I remember correctly, most of the fans were not really ready for me to come back as a bad guy at that point. Yeah, they were ready to cheer. Looking back on it now in retrospect, I think it was (the right choice); the story arc, the character arc I’ve kind of gone through even though it has been slow, it’s been very good and well told. On the back-end of it, I think looking back on all of this, it will be better this way, but it was still strange for sure.”