John and Luke Efting of Cedar Rapids just discovered they have something in common with WWE wrestler Seth Rollins.
They all get nervous.
"I get butterflies before all my matches. You know that little feeling in your belly when you get really nervous? It never goes away, even when you get as old as me, it never goes away," Rollins, a native of the tiny town of Buffalo, just southeast of Davenport on the Mississippi, told the boys over the phone on Thursday afternoon.
John and Luke - twin 10 year old professional wrestling fans - had that same "kind of butterflies" feeling while they waited for the phone to ring with Rollins on the other line.
John felt "a little nervous, but it got better once I started talking to him."
"It just got normal," Luke added.
If normal is talking to one of your idols on the phone while your classmates are taking a math test? Yup. Totally normal.
Along with Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose, Rollins is one third of The Shield, a professional wrestling trio that debuted in 2012.
They are on the ticket Saturday for WWE Live Road to Wrestlemania at the U.S. Cellular Center. The Shield with take on Big Show in a 3 on 1 handicap match. Also wrestling will be Daniel Bryan versus Kane and a six man tag team match with Sheamus and The Usos versus Bray Wyatt and The Wyatt Family.
Growing up in Iowa made him the man he is today, Rollins told the twins.
"I think growing up in this area with the kind of people that live around here, the personality in the region, ... made me a little more humble, made me a little more friendly, helped me kind of in my interactions with people," he says. "I really do think growing up in a small town in Iowa was beneficial as far as helping me develop who I was as a person."
Rollins may fight for a living. But, anyone who tells two 10-year-olds: "I got all day for you guys, ask as many questions as you want..." that's definitely Iowa nice.
To watch the full video of John and Lukes conversation, click on the video tab at the top of this story.
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When: 7:30 p.m. March 1
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