PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — WWE’s 15th anniversary show of Smackdown will tape in Philadelphia Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center. WWE star “bad guy” Seth Rollins joined Angelo Cataldi and the 94WIP Morning Show in studio on Tuesday.

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“Big deal for us, 15 years of Smackdown,” Rollins said of the event on 94WIP. “We’ve been doing it for a really, really long time and we’re going to take the time to kind of look back at the history of the show and really celebrate its history and everything its meant to our industry.”

Listen: Seth Rollins on the 94WIP Morning Show

Rollins, 28, talked about how he grew up watching the show as a kid.

“I was a huge fan, I remember the first episode of Smackdown,” Rollins said. “I remember when it debuted. I remember the main event was I think the Rock versus Tripe H with Shawn Michaels as a special referee. I remember the whole deal, man.”

October 7th, 2014: TUESDAY - Seth Rollins on the 94WIP Morning Show (Photo credit: Cindy Webster/WIP)

October 7th, 2014: TUESDAY – Seth Rollins on the 94WIP Morning Show (Photo credit: Cindy Webster/WIP)

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What made Rollins get into professional wrestling?

“I don’t know what really made me want to do it, I just loved it, loved it, loved it,” Rollins said. “I really got into it in high school, again, that’s when you kind of like think, ‘Hey what am I going to do for my life?’ I was like, I just want to give it a shot, see what happens.”

Rollins admitted he relishes the role of the villain.

“It feels pretty good,” Rollins said about being one of the bad guys. “I mean, it sure don’t feel bad I’ll tell you that, you know what I mean? It’s better to be hated than not cared about at all, right?”

You can purchase tickets here.


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