“Rock Had a Pretty Short Run” – Seth Rollins Picks Stone Cold Over the Rock in His WWE Mount Rushmore

Published 04/07/2021, 8:00 AM EDT


Seth Rollins is a man of opinions. In fact, he has never backed away from voicing his opinions and his choices during interviews. Recently, Rollins appeared on The Complex Sports Podcast, where he revealed his picks for the WWE Mount Rushmore.

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He picked John Cena, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan, and Bruno Sammartino. However, he was slightly confused between Stone Cold and The Rock, but ultimately picked the former.

HOUSTON – APRIL 05: Stone Cold Steve Austin salutes the crowd one last time at “WrestleMania 25” at the Reliant Stadium on April 5, 2009 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/WireImage)

He explained that ‘The Texas Rattlesnake’ has had a bigger impact in WWE than ‘The Brahma Bull’. Apart from impact, Stone Cold had a longer run than The Rock. Keeping these two factors in mind, he picked ‘The Texas Rattlesnake’.

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“Rock’s a fair argument, but I would argue that Steve’s impact on the WWE is bigger than Rock’s, especially during his time here because Rock had a pretty short run. He was really on top for not very long, and then he jettisoned out and now he’s the biggest movie star in the business.”

Moreover, Rollins is of the opinion that while both veteran Superstars were big names during the Attitude Era, it was Stone Cold who led the industry and company forward during that time.

Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, enters the ring to talk smack about his upcoming opponent John Cena during the WWE Raw event at Rose Garden arena in Portland, Ore., Monday February 27th, 2012. (Photo by Chris Ryan/Corbis via Getty Images)

“Rock was a big part of the Attitude Era in the back end of it, but wasn’t necessarily the catalyst for it like Steve was. Steve was the catalyst for business being as good as it was, and he was the guy that was selling out the arenas and the t-shirts with the Austin 3:16 and all that. So yeah, that’s a tough one.”

Seth Rollins prepares for WrestleMania 37

Currently, Seth Rollins is in a feud with Cesaro. The latter challenged Rollins when ‘The Messiah’ returned to WWE SmackDown and offered to lead the locker room to greater glory if all of them accepted him as their leader.

After Cesaro put forward his opposing views, Rollins attacked him, marking the beginning of the feud.

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In an episode that followed, Rollins apologized to Cesaro for attacking him, but asked him to join his side. Cesaro did not agree with anything Rollins had to say, instead, destroyed him with a Cesaro Swing.

After quite a few confrontations, WWE booked Cesaro and Seth Rollins for a match for the upcoming WrestleMania 37. This match will be a huge break for Cesaro as he will get the platform to show the WWE Universe everything he is capable of.

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Regardless of who comes out on top, almost everybody is expecting a record-breaking Cesaro Swing at WrestleMania!

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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