Seth Rollins Explains When & How He Found Out About Plans For WWE Return

WWE fans may not have known heading into the June 17 episode of Raw that a former WWE World Heavyweight Champion would be returning, but Seth “Freakin'” Rollins did.

The former WWE World Heavyweight Champion recently spoke with for an interview, during which he spoke about how he knew about his scheduled WWE return a few weeks in advance.

“A little fluctuation, yeah, I had a few weeks notice,” Rollins revealed. “We kind of looked at the timeline of the injury, and the story and where I fell back into place, you never know how things are going to go.”

Rollins returned at the 6/17 Raw to set up a WWE Money In The Bank 2024 premium live event showdown against Damian Priest for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

“But the top of the card here on Raw is pretty stacked,” Rollins added. “You got guys like Damian Priest, you got Drew McIntyre, CM Punk whenever he’s around and able, you got Gunther kind of waiting in the wings as well…so it’s stacked, it was very interesting to see where I could slide in. The time felt right coming off a huge event overseas, Clash at the Castle in Scotland, it was ripe for the pickin’, man. Damian Priest needed a challenger, so I hopped right in.”

Check out the complete Seth “Freakin'” Rollins interview via the YouTube player embedded below. H/T to for transcribing the above quotes.