Dean Ambrose makes his way to the ring.Dean wants the music cut off and he says after last week, a lot of people are wondering what is going on with Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins. Dean says he is thinking the same thing. He wants the one person who can answer that to come out. Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring. Dean says he is sick and tired of playing these games. He asks Seth what is he doing. Seth says he wants to know what Dean’s job is. He comes out one week and then he does nothing the next week. Kurt forced them to team but he keeps showing up. He knows that Dean is lying about not trusting Seth. Seth says he knows that Dean cares. If they team again, they can run this place. If you are willing to let bygones be bygones and put the past in the past, he is done playing games.
Seth puts his fist out. Dean says that you have got to be kidding me. After last week, he put his hand out and he put his ass on the line last week. You spit in his face last week. Maybe for a moment he could trust Seth again. Seth says there are times when he cannot trust himself. Maybe they do things different ways and it won’t work out. Or maybe it wasn’t. Maybe their differences are why they worked so well together. There is nobody who can touch them. Seth says maybe too much has happened. Seth says he is done playing games.
Dean stops Seth from leaving the ring. Dean sticks out his fist and Seth looks at him. Seth looks at his fist and Seth walks away. Dean pushes Seth and Seth pushes Dean. Dean punches Seth. Seth attacks Dean from behind. They fight to the floor. Sheamus and Cesaro make their way to the ring and they attack Dean and throw him into the crowd. Sheamus and Cesaro turn their attention to Rollins and send him into the ringside barrier and then into the ring. Dean goes after Sheamus and Cesaro to stop the attack on Seth. Cesaro and Sheamus turn their attention to Dean one more time. Seth with a springboard cross body to stop Sheamus from hitting a Brogue Kick on Ambrose. Ambrose and Rollins punch Sheamus and Cesaro. Sheamus is clotheslined over the top rope by both men and then they do the same to Cesaro. Seth puts out his fist and then Dean does. Kurt Angle comes out and he announces that Sheamus and Cesaro will defend the Tag Titles against Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose.
Seth Rollins is used to the instant feedback that comes from a live WWE audience. His music hits and he knows what the fans think. He executes a move and he knows whether the fans like it or not. That is among the things that makes Rollins’ feature film debut so unique in Armed Response, which comes out Friday in theaters in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta and Phoenix and video-on-demand platforms.
Rollins filmed the movie in late 2016 when he was still sidelined after knee surgery in November 2015. He’s been waiting months to see how the fans will react. “Something like this was a lot different than what I’m used to,” he told For The Win. “There’s no audience watching you with a boo or a yeah whenever something bad or good happens. I’m very curious to see what our fanbase is going to think of it and what the response will be overall to my performance.
Doing something like this where you’re at a location and you’re in the same place every day and you’re doing the same scene three, four, five, six, seven, eight times in a row to get the different camera angles was a very interesting experience for me.”
For Colby Lopez – the man behind the WWE character Seth Rollins – this was a chance to play someone other than Rollins, the persona he took on shortly after signing a developmental contract with WWE in 2010. In the movie, he plays Brett, who is part of a team of special forces soldiers who approach the designer of a high-tech military compound – known as the Temple — to investigate the disappearance of another group that was guarding the facility. After the facility’s artificial intelligence shuts down, the team experiences horrific phenomena.
Seth Rollins versus Sheamus(with Cesaro)
Rollins with a drop kick as the bell rings and he kicks Sheamus. Sheamus goes to the floor and Sheamus catches Rollins on a pescado. Rollins with elbows and a kick as he gets to the apron. Rollins with a forearm off the apron followed by punches. Sheamus with a shoulder but Rollins drops Sheamus on the top rope. Rollins with a springboard cross body for a near fall. Rollins kicks Sheamus in the corner. Sheamus drops Rollins on the top rope groin first and knocks him to the floor. Sheamus with a tilt-a-whirl slam onto the apron and we go to commercial.
We are back and Sheamus with a top wrist lock. Rollins with a jaw breaker to get out of the hold. Rollins with a chop but Sheamus with a back elbow and Rollins goes to the apron. Sheamus with the forearms across the chest but he only does two and he gets Rollins on his shoulders for a Finlay slam. Sheamus signals for the Brogue Kick but Rollins moves and Rollins with a thrust kick. Sheamus with a knee but Rollins with an enzuigiri. Both men are down but Sheamus gets up first and he kicks Rollins in the corner and pulls himself up to the turnbuckles. Rollins with an elbow. Sheamus with a head butt. Rollins goes up top and he tries for a superplex but Sheamus punches Rollins to the mat. Rollins with a Frankensteiner followed by a super kick for a near fall. Rollins with Kawada kicks but Sheamus with a back drop. Rollins lands on his feet and he hits Slingblade. Cesaro is knocked off the apron. Sheamus with a rollup for the three count after Cesaro distracts Rollins.
After the match: Rollins with a suicide dive to Ceasro. Sheamus and Cesaro work over Rollins and send him into the ringside barrier. They send Rollins sternum first into the ringside barrier. They bring Rollins back into the ring as they expect Ambrose to come out. Cesaro tosses Rollins to Sheamus and they hit a spike White Noise.
Before WWE Superstar Seth Rollins heads into SummerSlam on Sunday, August 20th, you can watch him suit up for some spooky action in Armed Response – a new paranormal thriller from WWE and KISS legend Gene Simmons that opens in theaters and On Demand on Friday, August 4th. Starring Wesley Snipes, Anne Heche, Dave Annable, and Simmons himself in a cameo role, Armed Response follows a team of special forces soldiers as they investigate an artificial intelligence gone wrong inside a secret high-tech facility known as The Temple.
Rollins, in his very first movie roll, stars as one of the most brutal members of Snipes’ highly-skilled black ops unit and as the mystery deepens and the danger rises, Rollins’ Bret starts to become more and more unhinged. I had the pleasure of speaking to Rollins about his first foray into film and what it was like to go toe-to-toe with…Anne Heche.
IGN: When did you film Armed Response?
Seth Rollins: It was all shot in April of 2016, I want to say.
IGN: Yeah, you looked pretty mobile and I was wondering how it coincided with your knee injury.
Rollins: I was right at the end of my rehab period. So I got hurt and had surgery in November of 2015 so this was probably five months or so out from that. I was at the very end of my rehab so I was moving around pretty well, though I still had a ways to go before I was ring ready, but I was certainly silver screen ready.
IGN: When I watched the trailer, you’re only shown a few times so I thought “Oh, he’ll die pretty quickly.” But you’re in this until the very end. It’s a pretty prominent role. What was your favorite part about playing this guy?
Rollins: Yeah, Bret’s just a hard dude, man. Clearly a veteran of many battles and conflicts and he’s pretty straight-forward when it comes to what he thinks is true and how he wants things to get done. And he doesn’t like taking orders necessarily. I think he just likes to tell it like it is. Or at least how he sees things from his perspective. He’s not shy when it comes to sharing his opinion. He’s constantly ready to let you know what he feels about everything that’s going on.