WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins recently spoke with the Chicago Tribune to promote tonight’s WWE Raw at Chicago’s AllState Arena.
Below are the main highlights:
Rollins talks about how his angle with Jon Stewart started:
"Jon caught wind of the segment because one of his assistants was a fan. She said, “Hey, you should make a video replying to what Seth Rollins said about you.” Sure enough, it popped up online and things kind of snowballed from there. He helped me win the US Championship at SummerSlam. It’s cool how stuff happens. Jon was tremendous. It helps that he’s a fan of what we do. I’m a fan of what he does. I’d been watching him on “The Daily Show” for years. One thing I never thought I would get to do is end up on “The Daily Show,” not once, but twice. I’ve had a few people come up to me and say “I don’t watch wrestling, but I saw you on ‘The Daily Show.’” That’s kind of cool."
Does he play up his heel character when meeting fans?
"I’m not mean to fans because I’m a bad guy. I’m mean to them because they’re rude. If they stalk me at the airport at 4 in the morning, don’t expect to get a picture. That’s not OK. They can’t hang outside my hotel or come to the gym and stare at me for a half hour and expect me to be like “Cool. Awesome.” My favorite thing is to just run into fans coincidentally. Today the National Car Rental guy recognized me and got so excited and wanted to take a picture. Awesome. It was a fan that happened to run into me. To me, there’s a distinct difference. Don’t get me wrong — our fanbase is super passionate and I love them, but there’s a difference between stalking me at the airport and just happening to see me."