When Seth Rollins first entered the WWE he brought with him the Curb Stomp, a devastating finishing maneuver, however in recent months this move has been taken out of his arsenal and been replaced by The Pedigree.
What was the Curb Stomp?
The Curb Stomp was Rollins' signature finishing move, it was something that he perfected while working in The Shield, however less than year after they were disbanded he was told to stop using the move.
The move requires the opponent to be on their knees in the middle of the ring, hunched over facing the floor. Rollins then runs off the ropes, leaps up, puts his foot on the back of their head and stops it into the mat (hence Curb Stomp).
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Why does he no longer use it?
Not long before Wrestlemania, it was reported that Vince McMahon had told Rollins to find a replacement for his finishing move, and to stop using it during matches.
There were a number of reasons behind why the move was banned, with the main reason being that the move "appeared to violent" and that they "didn't want kids trying this move out on each other."
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Another reason was that Vince McMahon didn't like the setup for the move, he didn't think that it was very believable that they opponent would stay down on their knees for that long, saying that it interrupted the flow of the match.
Life after the Curb Stomp
Shortly after Wrestlemania, Rollins stopped using the move during his matches and it was taken out of his promo videos. The most obvious sign we had of Rollins replacing the move was when he Pedigreed Randy Orton at Payback, although I'm not really sure that passes as a Pedigree with how awful it was.
Fans were wondering if this was going to be a permanent fixture or if it was a temporary solution, however this seems to be the way that Rollins has chosen to go with the Pedigree quickly becoming his adopted finishing move.
I'm hoping that Rollins is still looking for a new move, as I think something more athletic would suit him better than the Pedigree.
What do you guys think? Should Rollins keep the Pedigree or should he replace it with something else?
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