“We still talk every now and then,” Rollins said of Moxley. “I would love to see what he’s doing or how he’s doing or whatever. When his wife [Renee Young] got sick, obviously I checked him to make sure he was okay and the dogs were good and all that good stuff. ”
Regarding Reigns, who was absent from WWE TV during the COVID-19 pandemic, Rollins commented on Reigns’ busy home life and how he appears to be in the best shape of his life.
“He has five children now. He’s a busy guy, ”Rollins said of Reigns. “It’s not that he’s sitting at home taking his leave. He works in a different way. As I expected later this year, I can’t imagine having five little boobies running at once, so kudos to him. and his wife for what they do. But he is fine and he is in good health. You see it on social media. He’s training, he looks like he’s in the best shape he’s ever been. ”
Rollins is currently working as “The Monday Night Messiah” on the RAW brand and will face Dominik Mysterio in a Street Fight in WWE. Slam summer on Sunday. He feels like this current character could be his best, noting that he’s just starting with character direction.
“It’s only really been going on for six months, about seven months now, and so I’m just starting to dig my fingers in and mold it into whatever I want it to be,” Rollins said. “It was an explosion. It was different for me, a different role for me than I have played in the past as well. Not just in the ring, but behind the scenes. Time will tell where it ranks, but I’m having a lot of fun with it. ”
He went on and responded to fan reviews of the gadget, adding that he had embraced the boos, seeing them as a blessing in disguise.
“You can go back and talk about ‘We should have done this, we should have done this,’ but at the end of the day it’s going to be as it did,” Rollins said. “There were a ton of extenuating circumstances that I think I was so hot about a year ago as a babyface and it kinda slowly choked and turned out like that. It’s made a great character arc and my whole career has been a giant character arc. I can’t wait to see the next phase and where it will take us. ”
Rollins has openly championed the WWE product in recent years. While he believes long-term storytelling is something WWE has excelled at this year, he admits there is a lot to be done for RAW and SmackDown in terms of creativity.
“There are always things to work on and, my God, I think it’s really hard to pin down a thing or two really,” Rollins said. “I think things are creatively difficult right now in the sense that we don’t know where this is all going to fall and we’re in the Performance Center, so we’re doing our best on the aesthetic. . looks like, trying to get a crowd in there to make some noise.
“Things from a viewer perspective are not quite the same. If we could somehow, if we imply that we don’t know when the live events will return and when a live audience will be in something the size of a sold-out Boston Garden or whatever. , I think making it more user-friendly, making it more aesthetic for the audience of a TV show could go a long way. ”
Rollins said he is looking to make the WWE product better in every way possible, reiterating that change is a constant process. He also admitted that there was so much that everyone had to work on every day and everything in WWE could be better.
“It’s just pulling a bunny out of a hat because there is so much that we all have to work on every day,” Rollins said. “Not just the business, but myself, the talent around me, everyone in the back, the writers, the consistency, the conversations, the communication, everything could be better.
“It’s so hard to pick one thing and say, ‘Ah, that’s gonna be the ticket, that’s gonna do it.’ It’s a work in progress, and I think going out there and constantly doing your job the best you can and helping other people would be the best way to move this thing forward. ”