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Seth Rollins almost lost Curb Stomp finisher in 2014 until RVD's intervention

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All the great WWE Superstars through the ages have had their own iconic finishing move.

From Shawn Michaels 'Sweet Chin Music' and The Undertaker's 'Tombstone Piledriver', to Steve Austin's 'Stone Cold Stunner' and Brock Lesnar's 'F5' every top star has their own personalized move.

The fact, then, that current WWE Champion Seth Rollins has been without a finisher of his own since the organization banned his 'Curb Stomp' move after WrestleMania 31, does little to enhance his reputation.

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Stay of execution

But, according to wrestling veteran Rob Van Dam, Rollins almost had to say goodbye to the move a lot sooner had it not been for his intervention.

Speaking in a Periscope chat via his official Twitter account, RVD revealed that the WWE hierarchy was planning to take the Curb Stomp away from Rollins way back in 2014.

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But, Van Dam recalled Rollins telling him, after the veteran had sold the move to the audience so well during a match, the former Shield member was able to convince them to keep it in his repertoire. 

Imagine how different the ending to 'Mania 31 - the biggest night of Seth Rollins' career - would have looked had he not been able to call upon the 'Curb Stomp' to see off Roman Reigns and claim the title for himself.

Long gone

Ultimately, amidst fears over how violent Rollins' finisher looks at a time when wrestler safety is in the news, the move has been outlawed ever since that night.

It has left Rollins having to use a less than inspiring version of the Pedigree as his finisher of choice. 

Maybe he needs to tempt Rob Van Dam back into the ring to convince the WWE hierarchy that he deserves to bring the 'Curb Stomp' back.

WWE fans: Should Rollins bring the Curb Stomp back, or what should his finisher be? Have your say in the comments below...

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