Seth Rollins Reveals How Becky Lynch Convinced Him to Make a Twitter Comeback

Published 04/06/2021, 1:48 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 19: WWE Superstar Seth Rollins attends the WWE Superstars Surprise Make-A-Wish Families at One World Observatory on August 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/Getty Images)


Seth Rollins is one of the most popular characters in WWE and has been a key part of its product for over 5 years now. Although 2020 wasn’t too kind to him, his reputation as a top talent remains intact heading into the new year. 

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That being said, ‘The Friday Night Messiah’ isn’t as popular on social media as he is in the ring. Following a massive overload of fan-pestering and trolls, Rollins deleted his Twitter out of frustration. 

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However, the former WWE Universal Champion returned a few months ago to the social media app and has been actively tweeting about his character on SmackDown and after/during every show. 

Speaking on Out of Character with Ryan Satin, Seth Rollins revealed what changed his mind about Twitter and what made him change his mind about the app.

PARIS, FRANCE – MAY 19: Seth Rollins (L) in action vs Jinder Mahal during WWE Live AccorHotels Arena Popb Paris Bercy on May 19, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)

“I mean I hate social media. I really dislike it and I had deleted the Twitter app from my phone for the better part of a few months just ’cause to me, it created a real toxic environment in my own head,” Rollins explained.

“And as I was becoming a new father,  I needed to not waste my time on that. And so, it was actually my fiancee, my wife (Becky Lynch), who kinda was like, ‘You know, you should think about it. I know you hate it, I know you don’t like being in the apps and all that but you should think about it.’”

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 28: Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins attend the 2019 Global Citizen Festival: Power The Movement in Central Park on September 28, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

Seth Rollins returned to Twitter following Becky Lynch’s words

Listening to Becky Lynch, Rollins re-downloaded the app and is now using it regularly once more. 

PARIS, FRANCE – MAY 19: Seth Rollins attends WWE Live AccorHotels Arena Popb Paris Bercy on May 19, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)

“And I was like, ‘Ahhh!’ I kinda looked around, no one was really doing it, so I was like, ‘To hell with it, I’ll give it a shot and see what happens.’ Response has been pretty good so far,” admitted ‘The Kingslayer’.

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Seth Rollins was relentlessly pestered by fans over the previous year for updates on his pregnant wife Becky Lynch’s condition. He did make it clear that he wanted fans out of his personal life and that he wanted his own space outside WWE. However, this did not stop the tweets pouring in daily. 

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Another reason may have been his controversial exchange with NJPW star Will Ospreay, which did go overboard. Thankfully, ‘The Friday Night Messiah’ is back on Twitter and is here to stay this time by the looks of it. 

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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