Ever since it was announced that Finn Balor had to give up the WWE Universal Championship and would be out for around six months due to injury, the backlash against Seth Rollins has been significant.
The injury was caused by Rollins using his buckle powerbomb maneuver, which he used on Balor into the barricade. This caused Balor's shoulder to pop out and tore his labrum, which will require surgery.
This isn't the first time that Rollins has injured an opponent and some former stars of the WWE have hit out at the former World Champion.
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Hart Hits Out
The first man to take Rollins to task was Bret Hart, who has called out Rollins before for being unsafe. Hart criticized The Architect after he caused the injury that ended Sting's career - which was the very same move that hurt Balor.
"I take no great pleasure in saying “I told you so,” but if you’re a professional wrestler and you keep hurting opponents and or yourself, clearly you’re doing it wrong," Hart said, according to WrestleZone.
"Seth Rollins needs to improve his technique and become the safest wrestler in the business. I have great respect for Seth," he went on to add.
"I believe he’ll improve and hopefully stop hurting the talent before someone gets killed."
Lance Storm also took issue against Rollins, with the former WWE Intercontinental Champion - and one of the best wrestling trainers in the world - saying that Seth is the bad kind of risky worker.
According to Storm, the risks that Rollins takes in the ring don't effect him at all, they actually effect the person he is wrestling when he performs moves like the buckle bomb. The cost of screwing up is suffered by the other guy.
Storm contrasted Rollins to Tommy Dreamer, another very risky worker, but one who always made sure that if something could go wrong in a move it would go badly for him, rather than his opponent.
Rollins needs to make a change, seriously. Let's hope he takes the advice of these legends.
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