World heavyweight champion Seth Rollins calls out fan for calling him ‘fake champion**’ during WWE Live event
- Rollins won the newly reinstated heavyweight title 65 days ago in Saudi Arabia
- The reference was likely made in relation to fellow superstar Roman Reigns
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WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins has gone viral on social media for calling out a fan during a WWE Live event in Miami, Florida.
Rollins is used to making waves on the internet for his wrestling or even his ringside antics as fans sing his song during his last championship run, but this time the heavyweight champion was calling a fan in the crowd.
While taking the microphone after his win over Finn Balor, Rollins took time to air his grievances with a fan seated at ringside, after the viewer allegedly called him a “fake champ**”.
“Being a fighting champion weighs on me. I’ve got a guy here, this guy right there calls me a fake a** champion,’ Rollins said before pausing and allowing the crowd to spark a chant of ‘beat his a**’.
“I’m here in your town, sweating buckets, bleeding my own blood. I’m far from a fake champion. I’m a fighting champion because you deserve a champion who’s gonna show up, a champion who’s gonna sweat buckets, a champion who will bleed his own blood.
WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins called out a fan following a recent live event
Rollins recently appeared on Good Morning America with his wife and fellow star Becky Lynch
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“You deserve The Visionary, you deserve The Revolutionary, you deserve world champion Seth (Freakin Rollins).”
Rollins referring to himself as a “fighting champion” can be interpreted as a shot at WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, who has held the company’s most prestigious belts hostage for the past three years while only working part-time.
Since winning the newly reinstated heavyweight championship 65 days ago at WWE’s Night of Champions premium live event in Saudi Arabia in a match against “The Phenomenal One” AJ Styles, Rollins defended the belt a total of 17 times at various WWE events.
While the exact reasons the fan called Rollins a ‘fake champion**’ remain unknown, it could have been a dig at WWE creating a new ‘main title’ after he backed into a corner allowing Reigns to hold the precedent. two “main titles” as mentioned before.
Reigns’ belts were eventually unified into the new WWE Undisputed Universal Championship to reduce the number of prestigious titles, but as this incident shows this attempt did not win over the entire fan base.