WWE World Heavyweight champ Seth Rollins shares insight on retirement plans amid multiple back injuries

If there’s anyone who deserves the title of the best wrestler in WWE currently, Seth Rollins comes to mind. For over a decade, he has been with the Stamford-based promotion and rose to the top pretty quickly. Despite his success, Rollins has been suffering from a back injury and recently shed light on the topic of his eventual retirement.

Seth Rollins became the inaugural WWE World Heavyweight Champion at Night of Champions 2023 after defeating AJ Styles. Since then, he has proved to be a fighting champion and defended his title against various opponents like Damian Priest, Finn Balor and Shinsuke Nakamura.

Seth Rollins talks on WWE retirement

The Drip God of WWE has previously addressed his back injuries, even talking about a potential retirement from in-ring competition. His real-life back injury was also incorporated in his recent storyline with Shinsuke Nakamura. Despite his pain, he still somehow manages to wrestle and has reflected that he wants to keep doing that as long as he can.

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Appearing on Mythical Kitchen’s Last Meal Show, Seth Rollins talked about a number of things, including his legitimate back issues. According to The Visionary, he doesn’t plan on retiring anytime soon, as he is having a lot of fun in the ring.

“I don’t intend on stopping any time soon. Like I said, I’m still in that window. The business is hot, I’m having a lot of fun. So I don’t know. I don’t see it any time in the immediate future. Let’s just say that,” said Seth Rollins.

Seth Rollins back injury history

Speaking with Josh Scherer of Mythical Kitchen, Seth Rollins delved into his back pain and went into great detail about the injury and what it means for his wrestling career. He talked about the various injuries he has suffered in the past and after having a daughter, he has begun wondering when to hang up his boots for good.

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“I’ve had a lot of injuries,” Seth Rollins admitted. “I’m constantly banged up, bumps and bruises here and there. Separated my shoulders more times than I can count. Broke my jaw, blew my knee out completely. Tore my MCL a separate time after that. I had a little baby girl, and then you start to think like okay, well when do I want to wrap this thing up?

He continued, “Mostly so I can be like an active father for her and not just be gone on the road all the time. I went to see one of my favorite bands a couple weeks ago called The Wonder Years. And their lead singer Dan is a good friend of mine, and he’s got this bit where he kind of like, tell the audience we’re closer to the end than we are to the beginning.”

“And that resonated with me and like the crowd boos and they’re like, no don’t boo. But then he turns around, he’s like we got a lot more in the fucking tank. So that’s how I felt; that was a real fire-up moment for me. But yeah, man. I mean, it’s the first time in a long time probably in my whole career that I’ve been like, what’s the endgame here? When am I going to hang it up?”

Despite all his thoughts on eventually retiring from in-ring competition, the Drip God has confirmed that he is not doing it anytime soon. He is currently on top of the wrestling world and has no intention of coming down anytime soon. Stay tuned for further updates on the Visionary and WWE.


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