Earlier this year, news broke out that Seth Rollins was banned from using his iconic finishing move, the Curb Stomp, by WWE.
Now there is even more bad news for those fans of the Curb Stomp as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion appeared to onfirm last weekend that the move we saw being used at WrestleMania 31 earlier this year will no longer be seen in a WWE ring.
Originally, the company told Rollins he was not allowed to use the move because of the health and safety concerns relating to it as it could easily cause head injuries, despite no major injuries being reported as a result of using it.
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Rollins will however have to resort to other moves in order to overcome any of his opponents as he wishes to remain WWE Champion so as not to receive a punishment from the company.
He appeared at a Wizard World Comic Con in St. Louis this past weekend where he confirmed the news after a fan specifically asked him if WrestleMania 31 was the last time we will ever see a Curb Stop, to which he replied: "Uh...yes."
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Rollins' hesitancy could well indicate that there may be a chance we see the move used again sometime in the future but that will definitely not be any time soon and will certainly be a shock should it ever happen.
In addition, there has also been a lawsuit filed against WWE which was submitted by other employees at the company regarding head injuries which links to the banning of the move.
Never say never
Following a chorus of boos and gasps at his response, Rollins added to his reply:
"It’s gone. Sorry. But hey, never say never. You never know, but for now yes for an extended period of time the Pedigree will be the finishing move going forward."
Rollins' use of the phrase 'never say never' pretty much explains that he does not know whether WWE will change their mind somewhere down the line and bring back the move which, if the reaction from the crowd in attendance at the Q&A is anything to go by, will be a welcome return.
The 29-year-old will instead be turning to the Pedigree as his finishing move, this is ideal as it mirrors the way which Triple H formerly mastered it.
This could even potentially mean some form of rivalry is set up between the two in the future, with the move possibly being used in a defining moment of the match.
For now however, there will certainly be a void left by the removal of the Curb Stomp which Rollins executed so well, but WWE are understandably playing it safe and adhering to its PG rating by banning it.
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