Seth Rollins is brimming with excitement as he prepares to defend his WWE World Heavyweight Title against Shinsuke Nakamura at the highly anticipated Payback premium live event in Pittsburgh tonight.
In a recent interview on the After The Bell podcast with Corey Graves, The Visionary couldn’t contain his enthusiasm for the impending clash. Rollins expressed his admiration for Nakamura, acknowledging his remarkable in-ring prowess and the undeniable confidence he brings into the match.
Rollins emphasized Nakamura’s danger factor, highlighting his impressive wrestling portfolio, which stands as second to none. He hailed Nakamura as one of the greatest in-ring performers in the industry. It’s clear to Rollins that fans are witnessing the return of the Shinsuke Nakamura they fell in love with years ago, and he’s thrilled to see Nakamura’s renewed confidence and electrifying presence.
“He’s a dangerous cat. You look at his catalog, it’s second to none. He’s one of the greatest in-ring performers there is. In many ways, I’m thrilled our audience is finally getting to see the version of Shinsuke Nakamura that you and I fell in love with many years ago. I’m excited for him to be able to get himself to a place where clearly his confidence is rocking. You can see it, you can feel it, there is an electricity every single time he’s out there, often at my expense, but even the pre-tape packages have been something to behold. You can see it. He’s a special dude.”
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Rollins went on to share his anticipation for the special night ahead, recognizing the unique energy both he and Nakamura bring to the match.
“He’s vibing, he’s feeling himself. The only issue for him is I’m also vibing and also feeling myself. We’re two dudes at the top of our game. It’s going to be special. A few years ago, some people might have called this a dream match. I think now, more than ever, it’s a dream match. The fact that we have the World Heavyweight Championship on the line, it’s only going to add to it and it’s going to be a special night for both of us.”
As the WWE Universe eagerly awaits this epic encounter, the anticipation is palpable, and Rollins and Nakamura are poised to deliver a showdown that will undoubtedly be etched in the annals of WWE history.