Backstage: Seth is in the Authority’s office and he asks about that relic spitting in his face and the face of the Authority.
Stephanie tells Seth to put it in perspective. A victory over a legend like Sting will only cement his legacy.
Seth says this has been the year of Seth Rollins. Didn’t Sting see him cash in his briefcase to win the title? Didn’t Sting see him burn down Suplex City? Didn’t Sting see him break John Cena’s nose.
Stephanie says that Sting said that Seth is not half the man that Triple H is. Stephanie says she agrees with Sting. Legends are not made overnight or in a year.
Seth says they build statues for legends. Seth wants to know where his statue is.
Stephanie tells Seth to ask Sting where his statue is.
Backstage: Renee Young is with Seth Rollins in the interview area. Renee asks Seth if he found his statue.
Seth asks Renee if she thinks this is funny. He says the statue is not a representation of what he did in the last year. It is a sign of what everyone has done in this company. It is an attack on Bruno Sammartino, Andre the Giant, and the Ultimate Warrior. He says that he is going to go into the ring and demand that Sting return his statue.
Renee brings up what Sting said about him.
Seth says that maybe we should get Sting a WWE Network subscription so he can see what Seth has done.
Triple H says that he was great in his day, but that Seth holds the US and WWE Titles so he is the man now.
Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring.
Seth says he wants to make something perfectly clear. Up until last week, he had no problem at all with Sting. As a matter of fact, he revered him as a legend in this industry. An icon in this ring. Then Sting hijacked his statue. He ruined his ceremony and it became painfully obvious why WCW went out of business.
Seth says he is nothing like Sting. He is a real man. He does not hide in the shadows. He is in the center of the ring to call Sting out. He wants two things from that face painted freak. He wants Sting to take back that Triple H is better than him because everybody knows that is not true. Everybody knows that he is just as good as Triple H and may some day be better.
Sometimes amid all the drama over what’s “best for business,” Superstars lose sight of what matters most in the WWE Universe — becoming the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. It’s the top prize in all of sports-entertainment, signifying the best in the business. The prestigious honor was first achieved by Buddy Rogers all the way back in 1963 when he defeated Antonino Rocca in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Since then, a who’s who of squared-circle legends have been able to call themselves a WWE World Heavyweight Champion. But, which of these competitors was the greatest champion?
The WWE Universe might not necessarily be in agreement on this, but let’s be honest: Seth Rollins isn’t just blowing smoke when he calls himself “The Future of WWE.” Handpicked by The Authority to usher in a new era of sports-entertainment, The Architect shocked the world when he rushed the ring in the middle of WrestleMania 31’s main event to cash in his Money in the Bank contract and defeat both Roman Reigns and defending champion Brock Lesnar on The Grandest Stage of Them All.
Since that career-defining accomplishment, Rollins has turned back challenges from Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Randy Orton, survived a one-on-one encounter with The Beast Incarnate with his title reign intact and captured John Cena’s United States Championship, becoming the first Superstar in history to hold the U.S. and WWE World Heavyweight Titles simultaneously. Before the age of 30, this incredible athlete has accomplished what it takes some competitors a lifetime to achieve. Forget potential: The future is now. — JAMES WORTMAN
Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring.
Seth says last Monday night was supposed to be the greatest night of his life. A statue with his likeness was created in honor and recognition of the greatness that he has achieved in his career. It was set to be unveiled in front of the entire WWE Universe. It was supposed to be a moment in time that would last forever. A moment that would take him from legendary status and move him into immortality.
Seth says he understands that none of you have any idea what greatness is all about. He will explain who he is. He is the first man ever to cash in his Money in the Bank contract in the main event of Wrestlemania and walk out the WWE Champion. He is the first man in the history of WWE . . . every single legend you can think of has never achieved what he achieved when he defeated John Cena. He is the first man to be the WWE Champion and United States Champion at the same time.
That deserves more than a statue. He deserves to have a parade in every town he goes to. Hollywood should make a movie about him. Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and Channing Tatum would fight to play him in the movie.
August 23rd, the day he changed the landscape of the WWE forever when he beat John Cena should be made a national holiday. We were set to unveil his statue. He joined the elite of the elite on Raw. They were taking him to immortality. He joined Bruno, Andre, and the Ultimate Warrior. It was going to be the greatest night of his life, but instead . . . this happened.
We see the footage of Sting in a box from Raw.
Seth tells Sting he understands why you would be jealous of him. Everybody is jealous of Seth Rollins. Seth says he has accomplished in a few short years than Sting has in his entire career. Seth says he sits atop of the mountain of the WWE while you toiled around in the minor leagues for years. Seth says he gets it. He gets why Sting would be jealous of him.
Seth says what he does not understand what gives you the right to ruin his moment. To stand in his ring. To assault him without provocation. To take his title and hold it above your head like he owes you a damn thing. Do you think I am afraid of Sting? Is he afraid of a freak who walks around in face paint and carries a baseball bat?
You should be afraid of him. Hunter says the biggest regret that he has is that he did not finish you off at Wrestlemania. Seth says he demanded this match and he gets what he wanted. You will get your chance to enter the realm of the immortals. It will be the architect against the artifact Sting. Seth says he guarantees that he will defeat Sting, but he will also finish the job that Triple H started at Wrestlemania when he crushes your bones into dust.
WWE.com recently premiered their first episode of Superstar Ink with host Corey Graves. The show appears to be a more in-depth spin-off of the magazine feature that originally appeared in WWE Magazine.
You can check out the exclusive photos and video below where Seth discusses what each tattoos means.