Watch Seth Rollins addresses the NXT crowd after retaining his title at NXT Gold Rush

Seth Rollins put his WWE World Heavyweight Championship on the line against the NXT superstar Bron Breakker, who had issued the challenge two weeks prior.

In a gripping encounter, Rollins successfully defended his World Heavyweight Championship, showcasing his skills and overcoming an unexpected assault from Finn Balor earlier in the evening. Showing gratitude, Rollins extended his appreciation to Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams for their assistance, before seizing the opportunity to address the audience once the cameras stopped rolling.

Expressing his heartfelt appreciation, Rollins began by acknowledging his newfound allies, saying, “Carmelo and Trick, my friends, I can’t thank you enough. And let me take a moment to address this. The reason I ventured into NXT and defended the World Heavyweight Championship is because I hold a deep love for this sport. This title deserves the utmost respect, for it follows in the footsteps of illustrious champions such as Harley Race, Ric Flair, Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart, and the five-time champion, Booker T. These legends took immense pride in carrying the Heavyweight Title to countless cities, towns, and countries, striving to elevate the prestige of a World Heavyweight Champion,” Rollins passionately declared.

“And if I can even lace those boots for two seconds and be a part of that lineage, then I’m doing something right, so thank you guys for giving me that opportunity. Booker T. Shawn Micheals, everyone who has held a Title like this before me, thank you guys for giving me the opportunity to fill your shoes,” Rollins said.

At Money in the Bank, Seth Rollins is set to go head-to-head against Finn Balor. This long-awaited match has been brewing for a while, and now Rollins seeks retribution against Balor. Balor has relentlessly targeted Rollins, launching surprise attacks at every opportunity, and tonight was no exception.

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