Following the huge uproar that the WWE had banned Seth Rollins’ Curb Stomp, he and Triple H pulled out with the ultimate heel move in handing over the Pedigree to his protégé at the time.
Despite Triple H now picking Kevin Owens as the chosen star after gifting him the Universal Championship on a plate, Rollins is still using the Pedigree finisher, which is something the majority of fans don’t like.
He has the move-set of a face, and once that turn is complete, we should expect to see more of his high-flying abilities come out, especially since the Phoenix Splash is something fans may want to see as his new finishing move.
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However, Rollins hosted a Facebook Live session on Friday night, discussing his Black and Brave Academy, the Royal Rumble, Samoa Joe, as well the use of the Pedigree.
When asked why he still uses it, he said: “No, you know what, let’s talk about that finisher for a minute. Look, the reason I did the Pedigree, to begin with, was a tribute to Triple H.
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NO NEW FINISHER
“So now every single time I deliver a Pedigree, it’s me sticking my fist up in the air and telling him to stick it up his rear-end. He thinks he can stick it to me by anointing Kevin Owens as the guy? There is no replacement for Seth Rollins.
“So every single Pedigree from now until I drop Triple H on his big, stupid nose, that’s gonna mean something, that’s gonna mean something. That’s me sticking it to the man, sticking it to Triple H. So no, no new finisher, not until I’m done with Triple H.”
It’s obvious that this story is building up to one epic clash between Rollins and The Game, which is expected to take place at WrestleMania next year.
Storyline-wise, there’s nothing wrong with Rollins continuing to use that finisher to put away his opponents, it’s just that he’s seen as too agile to use something like the Pedigree when he can use something that’s already not synonymous with somebody else, and make it look incredible.
There’s perhaps two ways that this could end, either Rollins hits the Pedigree on Triple H to send him retiring from in-ring competition with his own finisher, or at least to conclude their feud.
Or, we see Rollins fail to put The Game away with the Pedigree numerous times, but manages to win with a new finisher which he then sticks with. But for now, fans will have to put up with the Pedigree for a little while longer.
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