Seth Rollins recently spoke with Talk Sport for an interview about WWE looking to create new Superstars during this limited-roster COVID-19 era.
During the discussion, "The Monday Night Messiah" revealed which two specific talents on the men's side and two more on the women's side that he feels have risen to the occasion and benefited from the unique landscape in the company right now.
Featured below are some of the highlights from the new interview.
On WWE focusing on creating new Superstars: “Well, first of all, I think the emphasis is still on building stars for the future. Particularly during this time when there’s a lot of performers who are either opting out for their own safety or they are people that are getting sick here and there. So we’re missing a lot of our top-tier talent due to various circumstances, but the emphasis is still certainly on building future stars and I don’t want Paul Heyman’s departure to be a reason why anybody thinks that that’s not the case, because it definitely is the case."
On two specific talents he feels have benefited from recent limited roster: "I think the two guys that have stood out to me the most are Aleister Black and my disciple Murphy. These guys obviously had a rivalry some time back and put on some incredible performances, so you could see both of them are super talented and super hungry to get to the next level, and that’s continued through this very strange time that we’re in where we have no audience. Murphy has really stepped up and has tried to figure out what his role is and who Murphy is. You have to be patient, there has to be a build, there has to be a story, it has to be the right time. You can’t just put people on TV in prominent positions that nobody knows if you want casual viewers to continue to tune in. It is a process, it’s getting these guys ingratiated with the audience and the viewers who are not necessarily wrestling fans to then put them in positions to be stars. They’ve obviously stepped up."
On Sasha Banks and Bayley rising to the occasion as well: "I think it’s no secret that Bayley and Sasha [Banks] have done their god damnedest to fill in with Becky being out and the women’s division just being wide open. Charlotte Flair being out now too. The women have been lagging behind Becky and Charlotte for some time and now it’s time for them to step up and do their thing. Asuka has stepped up too, as well, but I do think Bayley and Sasha have been great. They’ve filled that void as best as they possibly can and have been working like crazy as Tag Team champs and now RAW and SmackDown champs."
Check out the complete Seth Rollins interview at TalkSport.com.
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