October 3, 2014 by Joey Keogh
It’s been a weird week for wrestling. This week’s Raw, in particular, was full of unusually funny moments – Ambrose stole the show once again, with a bizarre segment during which he was caught on camera referring to Rollins as an asshole, batted a chick’s hand away in the most nonchalant fashion imaginable, referred to Noble and Mercury as the “cruiser-weight division” and gave everyone’s merch away for free, apart from his own, to name but a few.
However, Ambrose is always hilarious and ridiculous and mental, so this week, we’ve decided to give a little bit of credit to someone else, without whom the funniest, weirdest moment of the week would not have happened – his ex-teammate who, lately, has been playing the role of corporate bitch boy rather well indeed.
Rollins had the unfortunate duty of being slimed this week, much like a winner at the Kids Choice Awards, only in front of a much kinder audience. Naturally, he wasn’t terribly happy about it but, in fairness to Rollins, he sold the moment like a champ, telling a chuckling Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury that it wasn’t funny over and over again, making it all the more hilarious, with green spit flying everywhere.
He followed up by complaining to a blatantly sniggering Triple H that he “could’ve been blinded” and was removed from any further combat, as a result. There was also an incident with a vibrating object in his Money In The Bank briefcase, but that’s an entirely separate issue.
Although it was Ambrose who set up the sliming, Rollins’ reactions really sold the moment. He so desperately wants to be taken seriously and everyone is just taking the piss out of him as a result. The fact he turned up during the Main Event to kick some ass, his beard and face still dyed green, was a stroke of genius too.
Let’s relive the moment it all went wrong for poor Seth Rollins. Again. In gif form. Bit by bit by bit.
Ambrose may have been the instigator, but Rollins proved he can play the butt of the joke well and still elicit some empathy – even with a dripping green, gooey beard. Kudos to you, Rollins. Kudos to you.