WWE News & Rumors: Seth Rollins Rips Fans; They 'Can't Handle' Iron Man Match [VIDEO]
Sasha Banks and Bayley are preparing to dazzle the WWE Universe with the first ever 30-minute Iron Woman Match, but WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins doesn't believe the fans have the attention span to sit through a traditional 60-minute bout.
The first ever Iron Man Match took place between Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart at WrestleMania XII in 1996 as the two wrestled for 60 minutes and then a one-minute overtime period. The match is highly regarded as a classic.
There have been many different variations of the bout since that fateful night in California, but "The Architect" said he doesn't believe fans "can handle" a traditional Iron Man Match this day and age when he spoke to PWInsiderTV.
"Do [the] fans have an attention span for 60 minutes?" Rollins asked. "Can they handle that? I don't know if this generation's ready for an Iron Man Match. I'm excited to see what the women do in their 30-minute one coming up that's gonna be awesome at the next NXT special, but 60 minutes is a long time to watch one match. If anybody can do it, it's yours truly. But, I'd like the opportunity, I'd say that."
Rollins recently showed just how skillful he is in the ring by taking on two legends back-to-back in the same night, but all-told, it didn't come close to stacking up to 60 minutes. The Authority's golden boy fell to John Cena in a 16-minute bout for the United States Championship at Night of Champions. Following that encounter, the former Shield member defeated former WCW and TNA icon Sting to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
The clash with Sting lasted just shy of 15 minutes, and was likely cut short due to "The Vigilante" sustaining a serious injury. Still, if anyone on the roster could partake in a real Iron Man Match, Rollins has shown he has the stamina and in-ring prowess to get the job done and entertain the crowd, regardless of what he thinks of their attention spans.
Rollins against someone the caliber of Dolph Ziggler would easily be one of the best matches ever. Despite what the champ thinks, It's doubtful the WWE Universe would take its collective eyes off the contest.