Former WWE Champion Admits He Genuinely Wanted to Hurt Vince McMahon

Published 09/27/2021, 8:40 AM EDT
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – FEBRUARY 16: Vince McMahon attends a press conference to announce that WWE Wrestlemania 29 will be held at MetLife Stadium in 2013 at MetLife Stadium on February 16, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)


No one would have expected anything to go wrong in a Hell in Cell match between two of the best WWE wrestlers, Seth Rollins and ‘The Fiend, aka Bray Wyatt. However, it did. WWE booked a rather bizarre Hell in a Cell match between the two former World Champions, and the credit goes to Vince McMahon.

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Back in 2019, the two superstars faced each other inside the Hell in a Cell where the referee ended the match in a ‘no-contest’ after Wyatt attacked Rollins with a gigantic hammer.

The match was not at all received well by the WWE Universe. Even Rollins himself did not like the way they had choreographed the match and was even ready to go against Vince McMahon.

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Seth Rollins lost his cool on Vince McMahon

Rollins appeared on ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions podcast. There, the fighter talked about how livid he was when he went backstage right after the match got over.

Rollins believed that after such an awful performance his character will be dead in the water and the WWE Universe will not route for him. He even confessed that he wanted to hit McMahon, but Tyson Kidd and TJ Wilson were there backstage to hold him down.

“Look, I put a positive spin on it now that I can look back on it a year and a half later. But at the time, I came through that curtain and I was ready to strangle Vince McMahon. I’m not kidding you. Tyson Kidd, TJ Wilson, was there to hold me back.”

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“Dude, I stared right into Vince’s eyes. You know where he sits in that chair over there. I looked at him, he looked at me. We didn’t say a single word to each other, and he walked out. And I sat down with Paul Heyman, who at the time was the creative director of Raw and we had a conversation.” Rollins said.

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Luckily, this awful match didn’t affect Rollins’ legitimacy on the main roster and the WWE Universe is still behind him. However, thinking of hurting your own boss is pretty wild.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports. Eventually, Prithvi decided to write for his passion and first love- pro wrestling.

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