On this week’s episode of WWE NXT, Seth Rollins returned to NXT and defeated Bron Breakker in the main event to retain the World Heavyweight Championship.
After the match, Rollins explained why he decided to defend the Title in NXT.
Below is what RAW’s top champion said:
“The reason I come down here to NXT is because I love this, and this title deserves that respect.
There are champions like Harley Race, Ric Flair, Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart, and ‘Mr. Five-Time’ Booker T who took pride in taking the Heavyweight Title to every city and every town in every single country they could, and putting on a fight to raise the prestige of a World Heavyweight Champion.
If I can even lace those boots for two seconds, and if I can be a part of that lineage, then I’m doing something right.
When I accepted [Bron Breakker’s challenge], I had a lot of people asking me, ‘Seth, does it feel nostalgic? Are you getting emotional?’ To be honest, it had been so long since I’d stepped foot in an NXT ring, and I’ve been fortunate enough to do so much across the world, that my honest answer was ‘no’. It wasn’t hitting me like I thought it would. Until I got out here!
That right there, all of you, you guys embody the same energy that I left NXT with a decade ago. You guys are still the proving ground for every single person back there, you guys and your vitality, your love, your energy is what has made me a visionary, it is what has made me a revolutionary, it is what has made me (crowd chanted Seth Freakin’ Rollins).”
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