“That’s why your wife left you”: Seth Rollins Was Asked to Get Personal by 1 WWE Superstar That Went Over the Board

Seth Rollins was instructed by a WWE Superstar to use a personal jab on him during their feud.

“That’s why your wife left you”: Seth Rollins Was Asked to Get Personal by 1 WWE Superstar That Went Over the Board


  • Seth Rollins is one of the best pro wrestlers in WWE thanks to his excellent promo and mic skills.
  • Rollins was also told by a WWE Superstar to use a very personal line at him during their feud.
  • The WWE World Heavyweight Champion directly mentioned the WWE star's divorce in the heated promo.
Show More
Featured Video

Seth Rollins is renowned for his mic skills as well as prowess inside the squared circle. Therefore, he stands as one of the premier superstars of the 21st century. The World Heavyweight Champion has delivered remarkable performances, often contributing to compelling storylines. Interestingly, in a controversial feud, a former WWE Superstar urged Seth Rollins to incorporate trash-talk about his personal life into their storyline for added realism.

Seth Rollins as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion
Seth Rollins cutting a promo

The Visionary has been on top of the world after winning the World Heavyweight Championship at the Night of Champions Premium Live Event last year in Saudi Arabia. Even then, he never forgot some of his most memorable feuds, especially the one he had with Matt Riddle.

A WWE Superstar Told Seth Rollins To Get Very Personal During Their Feud

Seth Rollins and Matt Riddle on Monday Night RAW
Seth Rollins and Matt Riddle during a promo

The former WWE Superstar involved in the controversial feud with Seth Rollins was none other than ‘The Original Bro’ Matt Riddle. In 2022, their rivalry took a personal turn when, during a confrontation on Monday Night RAW before their match at the Extreme Rules Premium Live Event, Rollins called out Riddle for being a bad father.


Matt Riddle shared on Insight with Chris Van Vliet that the aforementioned controversial promo was pre-planned, with both wrestlers wanting to elevate their storyline beyond just a typical wrestling match. Riddle suggested the idea of Rollins calling him a “deadbeat dad,” acknowledging that it would shock everyone.

“So they paired us up together, but we didn’t want to be just two good wrestlers just wrestling. We wanted to make this good. And Seth doesn’t want anything to just be short-lived. Seth knows how talented I was as well. So that’s what we were trying to do. And we were talking about talking trash. I was like, ‘Well, honestly, what you should say to me, because I know everybody’s jaws will drop, you should just call me a deadbeat dad! That’s why your wife left you, took your kids,’ I suggested it.”

The revelation that it was Matt Riddle’s idea to make the feud personal added an interesting layer to the storyline. The decision to incorporate real-life elements into their feud definitely added a much-needed edge, making their eventual bout at Extreme Rules more memorable.

What Exactly Did Seth Rollins Tell Matt Riddle During Their Heated Promo?

Seth Rollins and Matt Riddle wanted to tear each other apart in this scene
Matt Riddle and Seth Rollins during the controversial interview on RAW

As noted above, Seth Rollins and Matt Riddle were involved in a very heated feud that lasted for months back in 2022. Their feud reached a boiling point on the August 29th, 2022 episode of Monday Night RAW thanks to an interview that blended reality and kayfabe.


Seth Rollins took a jab at Matt Riddle’s real-life divorce during the aforementioned interview. The Monday Night Messiah made a shocking statement, claiming, “Your wife divorced you, took your kids, and they don’t want to see your b**** a** anymore.” This level of realism in the promo left many fans stunned for good reason.

It’s important to highlight that despite the intense rivalry and personal jabs, Seth Rollins and Matt Riddle eventually reconciled and repaired their relationship, putting an end to their real-life animosity as the two are now on good terms.


Written by Subhojeet Mookherjee

Articles Published: 499

Subhojeet Mookherjee is a Freelance Entertainment Writer for FandomWire. A lover and expert in all things movies, games, TV shows, music and more. I've been in the writing business for over five years now, covering various topics all over the world. I love engaging in deep conversations with like-minded people.