Before joining WWE’s main list, Rollins worked for the company’s FCW and NXT development systems from August 2010 to November 2012. During that time, he often clashed with NXT coach Terry Taylor about modern wrestling style.
Rollins recalled in Steve Austin’s “Broken Skull Sessions” how NXT founder Triple H disagreed with his backstage behavior at the time.
Rollins said: “In a sense, Terry is very old-fashioned, he thinks a certain way works, and part of this ideology is to avoid what is about to happen, not to embrace it.” “I always It’s like, “Hey, the business is changing. You have to accept it. If you oppose it, it won’t help. Every day I challenge him to the point where I disobey, and Hunter [Triple H] Pulling me aside and saying,’Look, I don’t see anything special about you…”
Rollins added that if he does not “play” with the NXT coach, Triple H is happy to let him leave the WWE development system. Another former coach Joey Mercury also told Rollins that he needs to learn “how to play games” to succeed in WWE.
Seth Rollins asked Triple H to make him an NXT champion
In August 2012, Seth Rollins defeated Jinde Maha in the NXT Gold Rush Finals and became the first NXT champion.
Looking back at that unforgettable moment, the former shield member said that he made corrections to Triple H and contacted his boss, hoping to become the first holder of the title.
“Three months later, Hunter and I were sitting in a room and I said,’I want that NXT champion,'” Rollins continued. “‘I want to be the first person to get this title. Wear it and the brand will start to work. If it goes in another direction, then I don’t know where you will be in a few years. I told him I said, “I’m the right person for this. You know, I know. Let’s bury this axe and make this work.”
As a member of The Authority, Rollins continued to work with Triple H on WWE’s main roster for several years. He also defeated 14 world champions at WrestleMania 33 in 2017.
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