Seth Rollins has been one of WWE’s top stars for a few years now, and he’s currently teaming up with Dean Ambrose. Rollins and Ambrose recently captured the Raw Tag Team Titles, and things seem to be going well for the team.
Over the course of his WWE career Seth Rollins has used a few different finishers, but without a doubt his most popular finisher was the Curb Stomp. The Curb Stomp wasn’t fancy, but it got the job done.
However, Rollins no longer uses the move because it was banned from WWE, and during a recent appearance on the Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast, the Kingslayer explained why Vince McMahon made the decision to ban the maneuver.
“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,” Rollins explained via WrestlingInc. “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.”
Rollins added that he understands why it was banned, but he still feels that it was a great finisher.
“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.”
Which move do you like better, the Curb Stomp or Seth’s current finisher? Sound off in the comments below.