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Seth Rollins Thinks Roman Reigns Is Ducking Him

Seth Rollins opened up about his upcoming Fight Pit match with rival Matt Riddle, as well as his ambitions for the WWE Championship.

By Ethan Absler
Split image of Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins

Seth Rollins is currently entangled in one of WWE’s most personal and intense rivalries with Matt Riddle, and while he is excited to prove himself inside the Fight Pit at Extreme Rules, The Architect has his sights set on the WWE Undisputed World Championship. Rollins appeared this week on ESPN’s DC and RC where he elaborated on his feud with Riddle as well as dished on how he feels Roman Reigns has been avoiding him over the last couple of months.

Daniel Cormier, who will serve as the special guest referee for Rollins and Riddle’s Fight Pit match, asked Rollins if he’s excited for his rematch. The Kingslayer, who won his first bout between with Riddle at Clash At The Castle said, “I’m psyched baby, we are going into the Fight Pit. Now look, it is a match that I have never taken part in, but I have been in every single type of match the WWE has to offer, and I've always found a way to come out on top. So I am very much looking forward to Philadelphia this Saturday, Extreme Rules, the Fight Pit, and DC, I got you in there with me baby, so what could go wrong?"

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Rollins proceeded to divulge that he and Riddle’s infamous and heated RAW promo segment was inspired by Cormier’s real life rivalry in UFC with Jon Jones. In addition, while Rollins is certainly enjoying life in WWE right now, he shared that his main goal is always the WWE Championship. Cormier responded that he doesn’t think Rollins needs a title to be a success in WWE to which The Architect had an interesting rebuttal.

“It doesn’t matter if I’m getting title opportunities, it doesn’t matter if Roman Reigns doesn’t wanna show up. If he’s ducking and dodging me, it doesn’t matter. I’m the champion in my heart, I’m the champion in the people’s heart and, baby, I’m just getting started,” Rollins said.

He continued, clarifying, “I’m at the top of my game right now, I am in my prime. I'm a 36 years young baby, I am feeling good and the most important part is that I am as sharp as I’ve ever been right here [the mind] and that’s what matters the most, baby.”

Only time will tell if Rollins and Reigns eventually cross paths in WWE, but for now, Rollins must focus on the task at hand: his Fight Pit match against Riddle, the only current WWE star who has already experienced the brutal structure.

You can catch all the action from Extreme Rules live on Peacock, Saturday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. And for more WWE content, watch WWE Raw Mondays at 8/7c on USA Network, and WWE NXT on Tuesdays at 8/7c.