WWE set to ban Seth Rollins' curb stomp finisher?

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We are less than a week away from Extreme Rules and the night is already shaping up to be a historic event.

We will see the second WWE World Heavyweight Championship match in as many months for the first time since September and the match is set to be memorable.

New WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins will have his first title defense against the man who beat him at WrestleMania XXXI last month, Randy Orton.

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As it is Extreme Rules, the match has a strange double stipulation where they will face off in a steel cage but Orton's ever popular RKO move is banned.

That may not be the only move banned on the night however as it has been reported that Seth Rollins may also have lost a move.

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Rollins' finisher called the curb stomp has reportedly been banned by the WWE meaning that the WWE World Heavyweight Champion has lost his finishing move.

The story being reported by wrestlezone states that it is too much of a direct liability and risk of head injury.

It is also believed that the move has been banned in order to prevent younger viewers from imitating the dangerous manoeuvre.

It is worth noting that this is just a rumour and that it should be treated as such as no official announcement has yet been made.

That being said however, Rollins went one on one with Dolph Ziggler on RAW tonight and didn't use the curb stomp in that match despite using his usual set up for the move of throwing Ziggler back first into the turn buckles.

This wouldn't be the first time the WWE have altered a stars finishing move due to the effect it may have on younger viewers.

Most notably John Cena was forced to rename his now Attitude Adjustment from the FU due to the original name being seen as unsuitable.

Since Rollins destroyed the Shield last year, he has used the curb stomp to great effect to bring some of the biggest superstars on the roster down to his level.

He used it to drive Dean Ambrose's head through cinder blocks, send a message to Brock Lesnar and John Cena prior to the Royal Rumble and delivered it to Roman Reigns to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania less than a month ago.

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The curb stomp began trending across America on Monday night due to the story and the fans were not afraid to show their displeasure.

It will be interesting to see if the move does actually get banned or not and if it is, how will the fans voice their displeasure this time?

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