“This could have been the night where I fall off,” Rhodes admitted. “This could have been where my honeymoon phase [since WWE comeback] was over. It truly could have been, and maybe there are some wrestlers here who don’t want my run to keep going. But it’s going to keep going. I have a specific goal that we have already talked about. This is unfinished business for me, and I have to get it done.
“I have to be honest, I wasn’t stoked about a roll-up victory [over Rollins]. I had to grab his tights. I stole a page from The American Dream, I totally know how to play this game. I didn’t get caught, he half assed it, and I was able to secure the victory.”
“After the match, I did the generic symbol for wanting the belt – because it’s real. That’s what I want.”
The Colonel then clarified his stance on Rollins.
“To be able to get two [wins] on him, I think we can walk away on this one,” he said. “Seth is an amazing, amazing Superstar wrestler, I can’t wait to see what he does next. Whatever he does now, good luck. I’m moving forward, I’m excited to see what that is – maybe the WWE Universe can tell me what’s next. I’m looking forward to it!”
The end of his message was addressed to mothers in general, including those who are not his own.