In a recent interview with Ryan Satin as part of the Out Of Character podcast, WWE RAW superstar Seth Rollins discussed several topics, and revealed that his WrestleMania 38 match against Cody Rhodes earlier this year was finalized just three weeks before the event took place.

“I knew like, for sure, I would say less than a month out from WrestleMania is when I found out, I was really left out of WrestleMania until he ended up being a Godsend, but we’re talking, it was finalized I want to say three weeks before WrestleMania. Even as we were starting to build the story towards that, it was not quite sure, there was conversations being had and all this stuff that I wasn’t really privy to, and I was kind of trying to poke around and be like, hey is this going to happen, or do I need to start thinking about something else, because I’m really not interested in getting left off WrestleMania, two nights and I don’t want to be thrown into a match that means nothing.

Both the titles were being held up in the one match, so I’m like I’ve got to have something here, I had been doing so much good work and I was like, I’m doing great work, if I was sucking, then yeah, I get it, but I’m not, I’m 35 at that time, in my prime and I’m like, I don’t know what else you want from me, you know what I’m saying. I had some real strong conversations, I’ll put it that way, with Vince leading up to that, but once we got rolling, everyone was set in stone like I said, I think it was three weeks, four weeks, somewhere in that time frame where I finally was like, texted Cody, I didn’t want to text him because I was having the conversations with Bruce Prichard and Vince, so I was like, they’re handling negotiations, I don’t want to say something, I don’t know what they’ve told him, or I don’t know what the heck is going on, so I was just waiting to see, okay, am I going to get some sort of confirmation and finally, we were getting too close and I was like yeah, I need to know, I’ve got to text him, so I was like, we doing this thing or what and he’s like, think so, pretty sure and I’m like, all right, well that’s good enough for me, if you’re committed then I guess we’re going to.

I thought it was fun, one of the thing about our story was, or my story I should say, was that it was a culmination to the match at WrestleMania, whereas most of the other stories, the matches were made and they had to work to get the story, you know, so that was one of the interesting parts we got to kind of tell the story and the payoff was the match, which is fun. It was fun, I got to do weird stuff like jump on Vince’s desk and go nuts, and I got to have good matches with Kevin and AJ as well, and help other stories kind of move along, so I enjoyed the process and the payoff was worth it, so you know, I’m glad we waited.

I remember a lot of online build-up being like, why don’t they just bring him in and then build it and I’m like, ah just get on the ride man, don’t watch the ride and be like, it shouldn’t go this way, that way, just pay the money, get on the ride, get off and go, oh that ride rocked. I get it, I understand, I watch wrestling the same way sometimes. Sometimes, I find myself going, oh why didn’t they do that, they should have done this, but at the end of the day, if it’s good, it’s good and I go okay, cool, it’s good you know. I like to watch and at least try to separate myself from watching it so analytically, but I understand it, but just as a piece of advice, you get a lot more happiness if you just pay the ticket and get on the ride.”

The full interview is available at this link.