Seth Rollins might not be the most popular Superstar in the WWE right now as he continues to rile up opponents, but even the Heavyweight Champion's biggest critics can't deny he is an exciting star to watch.
Rollins' rise to the role of champion has involved some epic matches and the 29-year-old's famous in-ring style has helped him play his heel role perfectly.
Unfortunately in recent times one thing has been missing from his usual routine - his infamous 'Curb Stomp' finisher move. And, unfortunately for WWE fans hoping to see the move back in his arsenal sooner rather than later, Seth Rollins might have just crushed a few dreams with comments made this week.
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Speaking at Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con this past weekend, Rollins was asked if the Curb Stomp had been retired for good. His reply didn't sound positive at all:
"Yes...Never say never. You never know. But for now, yes. For the extended period of time, the Pedigree will be the finisher moving forward."
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Rollins has been using the Curb Stomp move to finish off opponents since 2012 but the move disappeared from his repertoire after he used it to defeat both Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns in his shocking WrestleMania 31 appearance.
Recent reports have suggested that Seth Rollins was forced to stop using his signature move after the WWE became entangled in lawsuits concerning head injuries suffered by former wrestlers.
With the Curb Stomp seeing Rollins slamming his foot into the head of a bent-over rival (after a running start) the powers that be felt it was best to remove it from one of their biggest Superstars. Indeed, the Stomp has even been removed from some of Rollins' archive matches.
After hope earlier this year that the WWE were confident the legal issues would be resolved quickly, allowing Rollins to return to his normal brutal ways, the fact that the wrestler himself seems to have lost hope of it ever returning is a blow both for him and the WWE as a whole.
Currently imitating his Authority partner in crime, Triple H, with the Pedigree finisher the WWE have managed to work the setback into Rollins' storyline so far. There is though no doubt that having the man at the top of the business performing without a signature move of his own will hurt his stature in the long run.
WWE fans: What move do you think Seth Rollins should use as his finisher from now on? Let us know in the comments below...
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