When Seth Rollins won the 2019 Royal Rumble match, it was a decision that was well-received from WWE fans around the world.
They needed someone to dethrone Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship, and Rollins ended up being that man at WrestleMania 35, which sparked wild scenes at MetLife Stadium.
Fast forward six months though and the picture is painted entirely differently.
Fans first started to noticeably turn on Rollins at Clash Of Champions in September, where he defeated Braun Strowman courtesy of multiple Curb Stomps, and there were smatterings of boos from the fans that attended live.
But once Rollins was in a fully-fledged feud with Bray Wyatt, the groans grew louder and the ending to their Hell In A Cell match saw Rollins painted in a particularly negative picture.
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Rollins has never been one to shy away from saying what he thinks, and in the debut episode of Corey Graves' After The Bell podcast, the Kingslayer has given an interesting take after being asked whether he feels he's being targeted unfairly by fans.
“It’s kind of one of these things that, you know, where does it go, what’s the answer, why, why?" said Rollins, per Cageside Seats.
"But it’s sort of like if people don’t get what they want they whine about it on Twitter, right? That’s kind of what happens nowadays.
"And that happens with everything, it’s not just our industry, but if you do something and it strikes a cord then it’s almost like you’re doing the right thing.
I don’t even know anymore. It’s a weird industry, dude. It’s 2019 and I don’t know what wrestling looks like anymore, it’s a weird place, dude.
Rollins even referenced the fact that he was being cheered for years before the fans have slowly started to turn on him, and he doesn't feel good about it.
“You could go back, shoot, six months, you could go back a year. A year ago from Hell in a Cell... I was everybody’s favourite," Seth told Graves.
"Those same people who are panning Hell in a Cell and talking about how Seth Rollins is not cool are the same people who were clamouring for me to be the guy to face Brock Lesnar going into WrestleMania, so I don’t know what changed... except for the fact that I became the person that they wanted me to be and then they hated me for it.
"And so, it’s a very fickle audience, it is what it is. But to answer your question directly, it feels awful. It’s not a good feeling to go out there and put your body on the line."
He raises some valid points, but Rollins can only blame the fans so much before they start to turn on him even more.
But if this is all planting the seeds for a heel turn down the line, then it's very smart on Seth and WWE's behalf...News Now - Sport News