Rollins Praises Joey Mercury, Presidential Candidate Watches Wrestling, NXT Debuts

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Seth Rollins Credits Mercury For Getting His Job

WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins has credited Joey Mercury for getting him in the door at the company. Speaking with Chad Dukes the former Shield member said:

“Joey is responsible for first of all getting me signed in WWE, second of all he was responsible for getting Ambrose signed, he played a huge hand in training Roman Reigns from the ground up. You look at those three things but it’s more than that, I mean Joey as a performer is one of the best ever as far as just in the ring, the smoothness with which he moves inside the ring is pretty unparalleled and his mind for the industry is really incredible. He’s a guy that I love to death, someone I consider a mentor, a brother, and honestly the WWE you see today wouldn’t exist without him. He’s such a huge cog in the machine in the back. he’s responsible for helping us out, putting matches together, booking the live events, he’s got a lot on his plate, and he does an incredible job.”

Rollins also discussed how his CrossFit workouts don’t hinder him in the ring like bodybuilding:

“I mean it’s the one thing that I do really that nobody else does and I’m doing a lot of things in the ring that nobody else does,so for me I feel like those two things kind of go hand in hand. I couldn’t do traditional bodybuilding and keep this schedule, it just wouldn’t work for me, I don’t think it works really for our generation of guys. More and more you’re seeing guys transfer over into functional fitness as opposed to training for aesthetics. The side effect of training functionally with high intensity, which is what CrossFit is that you also happen to look pretty decent as well. For me it serves two purposes, I get the job done in the ring, I look the part, and I stay super healthy all the time.”

Bernie Sanders Watches Indy Wrestling

US Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was filmed this week checking out an independent wrestling show in Iowa:

Sanders was quoted as saying “That’s a tougher job than mine.”

Three NXT Debuts

Peter Howard, Thomas Kingdon and Kenneth Crawford debuted for NXT in Fort Pierce, Florida, on Saturday, in a 20-Man Battle Royal.