WWE returns to Singapore Indoor Stadium for a big night of action. The card includes Universal champion Seth Rollins taking on Shinsuke Nakamura. The champ has just defended his title against Baron Corbin at the Stomping Grounds pay-per-view last weekend.
And it looks like he’s been making a lot of noise online since then, though for more than just defeating Baron.
It all started with two words, “I’m alive”.
The words came from British wrestler Will Ospreay, the current IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion in New Japan Pro Wrestling. Will had replied to an earlier tweet sent out by Seth about how the recent WWE PPV was the “best pro wrestling on the planet”.
Those six words can be an absolute trigger to the online wrestling community, both wrestlers and fans alike. Especially in the age of social media, such statements can be seen by everyone in a matter of seconds. And when they come from a wrestler from a company as big as WWE, people will take notice.
The exchange didn’t go too long and overboard, though. Seth proceeded to take a quick dig at Will by comparing him to his own friend Ricochet whom he had amazing matches with in the past. He even called Will “little guy”.
So Will, being opportunistic as ever, actually created a new t-shirt merch that says “Little Guy”. That got a chuckle out of me.
After that, Seth continued to vocalise other matters like his former on-screen partner and rival, Jon Moxley. Jon had spoken up on the Talk Is Jericho podcast in May about his time in WWE, how it wasn’t always positive.
So on Monday, Seth spoke with Jimmy Traina on the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast to defend WWE, saying “I just don’t think there’s any reason to hop on a soapbox and complain after the fact.”
It’s good to see Seth being respectful and understanding here, and how the two are still friends who remain in touch even after Jon had left the WWE. Hope their friendship stays strong!
With that settled, Seth can now focus on defending the Universal championship against Shinsuke tomorrow night live in Singapore. It’s gonna be a great show, see you there!