Earlier this week it was reported that WWE was banning Seth Rollins’ Curb Stomp. Later, it was revealed that WWE wasn’t officially banning the move, but they were going to have Rollins use something else as his finishing move. Now, according to PW Insider, it appears that the reason behind the change is because WWE wants Rollins to use a move that he can “hit anywhere on anyone.”
The Curb Stomp was one of the best looking finishers in WWE, and it could be hit anywhere on anyone, just like Rollins’ new finishing move that looks similar to Dean Ambrose’ Dirty Deeds, which is a double-arm DDT. Most people are thinking that WWE doesn’t want to officially ban the move because they don’t want to call attention to the issue. One of the reasons WWE wants Rollins to stop using the move is because it’s too “high risk” for the person on the receiving end of it, even though nobody has ever suffered a concussion from the move.
Once upon a time Randy Orton — who is Rollins’ opponent at this Sunday’s Extreme Rules— had his punt kick banned, which — unlike Rollins’ Curb Stomp — actually hurt a couple of people. Orton wasn’t happy about WWE banning one of his signature moves, but they eventually allowed Orton to use the move sporadically a couple of years later, and the rumor is that they’ll do the same thing with Rollins’ Curb Stomp, making it so when he does it, it’ll be one of the those moves that takes someone out of action for several months.
Seth Rollins is set to defend his WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Randy Orton in a steel cage match at this Sunday’s Extreme Rules. As of right now, Rollins is the favorite to win the match, and most people are predicting that he’ll win with the help of Kane, who is the special guest enforcer, or “guardian of the gate” as Triple H said on RAW.
It’s also expected that Rollins will defend the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in a triple-threat match against Randy Orton and Roman Reigns at next month’s Payback pay-per-view. Rollins is also expected to retain in that match, and it’s likely that he won’t lose the title until he faces the returning Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam in August.
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