Seth Rollins believes there is too much talent in WWE for there to be just one champion.
The 37-year-old appeared on Mark Andrews' My Love Letter To Wrestling recently and spoke about the new World Heavyweight title and what it means for the company. Rollins said that if WWE wasn't as hot as it is at the moment that it "might be fine to just have one champ who isn't around and didn't want to make live events but that isn't the case." He also noted that calling the new belt a "work rate title" is underselling it.
I think just kind of calling it the work rate title is a little bit underselling it. At the end of the day, the title exists because our roster is so chock full of talent. There's too much to have one champion that's not around very much.
I think the fact that we have so many worthy contenders, people that could hold this championship, I think that is the reason the title exists. If we had a weak roster and things weren't good and stuff wasn't hot, it would be a different story. It might be fine to just have one champ who isn't around and didn't want to make live events but that's just not the case. We're selling out left and right. We're hot from here to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Paris, France, Mexico City, it doesn't matter, we're selling out left and right and we need to have a world heavyweight champion on the men's side to represent that level of competition.
We're going to put in the work to build this title to be as big as any championship in wrestling. We're not naive to think that we don't need to put in that work, we know that it needs to happen but like I said, you've got the roster and the guys and the crew who are willing to put in time to make it feel as big as it is.
With his victory at Night of Champions, Rollins has now held seven different world titles. He is a one-time and inaugural World Heavyweight Champion, two-time WWE Champion, two-time Universal Champion, one-time ROH World Champion, one-time FCW Heavyweight Champion, one-time and inaugural NXT Champion, and also held Chicago-based promotion AAW's Heavyweight Championship twice.
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