Seth Rollins has finally opened up about Vince McMahon’s decision to ban his finisher.
The former WWE Champion appeared on Sam Roberts' Wrestling Podcast during SummerSlam weekend to talk with professional broadcaster and pro wrestling enthusiast Sam Roberts about various topics including his new entrance music and which star he would pick as a tag team partner if The Shield needed a female member.
When asked about his finisher, The Curbstomp, being banned after using it for the majority of his career in WWE up until a few years ago, Rollins was very honest about it and made it finally clear who made the decision.
That person is WWE Chairman Vince McMahon. The current Raw Tag Team Champion, who has been pushed to the moon since being called up to the main roster, noted that he was very sad when the news was given to him about no longer using the move. He added that he move will never come back.
Here is what Rollins had to say (transcript courtesy of Wrestling Inc):
"No more blonde and The Curbstomp is gone, guys. It's not my fault. Trust me. It's not like I was [saying], 'oh yes, I want a new finisher.' No, they snatched it from me. They took it from me. No, so this is what happened, okay? After WrestleMania, I had won the [WWE] title, and I flew across the country to do the Today Show. For the Today Show, they put together a package of all of Seth Rollins' awesome maneuvers. At the time, my finish was The Curbstomp.
"So Vince McMahon is sitting wherever Vince McMahon sits on a Monday morning and he's seeing me on the Today Show and I look good in a suit. I'm representing the company. I look good in a suit. And I'm wearing the title and then he sees this package of me stomping another man's head into the ground and it being called The Curbstomp on national television.”
“And he thought to himself, 'well, that's not a good representation of what I want my top guy to do,' so he just had a meeting with some of his people, and they decided, 'well, we don't need it - we can figure out another finish for you' and the rest is history. I get it. I hate it. I think it's silly, but it is what it is and it's not my company. I'm doing the best I can with it."
"I get it from a marketing standpoint. I totally understand it. I hate it because it was such a great finish. It was easy and could do it to everybody, but, hey, so it my cool knee now, so let's start liking that."
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