WWE Fans Feel Seth Rollins Should Probably Retire One Of His Riskiest Moves

The Shield gave wrestling fans three top-tier superstars in Roman Reigns, Jon Moxley, and Seth Rollins. Being on top of the mountain, each of them ruled over the crowd for a long time. Of the three, Rollins was the one who would go on to achieve much success in the company. Being the Architect and chosen by the Authority, Rollins had one of the most decorated careers in the history of WWE.

His quick and calculated movements inside the ring, extreme athleticism and incomparable physicality made him one of the most popular superstars. Being such a veteran in the ring, Rollins has given the WWE Universe countless high profile matches with Edge, Cody Rhodes, AJ Styles, and several other top talents.

The Visionary has always been a star performer for his attractive and innovative movement. Seth’s combination of mat-style wrestling with high-flying dives is what makes him one of the most creative wrestlers of all time. Of all his high-flying maneuvers, his top rope Corkscrew Moonsault is the one that looks the most menacing. The Seer leaps from the top rope spinning in the air forming a corkscrew and lands on top of his opponent.

Fan reactions to Seth Rollins' Phoenix Splash
Fan Reactions to Seth Rollins’ Phoenix Splash (Credit-X)

According to several fans, the move is risky for the former Shield member as it directly hits the knees when it lands. Several fans commented on the move being the ultimate reason for Seth’s knee injuries in the past. “This is why brother has no knees,” said a user about the physicality of the move while another user stated, “This move is deadly”.

Seth Rollins’ Corkscrew Moonsault hasn’t been on target for most of his career.

The high-flying maneuver has been part of Seth’s playbook for a very long time. During his time in ROH (Ring of Honor) and other independent professional wrestling promotions, Rollins used to call this move the Phoenix Splash and would use it as his finisher. However, since joining the WWE, fans have not seen the perfect execution of the move against an opponent.

Seth Rollins high flying maneuvers
Seth Rollins high-flying maneuvers (Credit-X)

While Rollins attempts the move in most of his matches, he is unable to deliver it completely failing to land on the opponent. Avoiding the move, Rollins slides through and quickly gets back to his feet, which looks visually appealing to the audience. The first time Rollins used the maneuver was during his triple threat match against John Cena and Brock Lesnar at the 2015 Royal Rumble.

While Rollins tries the move in most of his matches, the move was last seen in full during his match with Triple H at WrestleMania 33. Since then, Rollins has been unable to execute the move completely and has not dealt any damage to his opponents.

Seth Rollins got his finisher banned for being too dangerous

One of the worst moves in Rollins’ playbook has to be his finisher The Stomp. Known as the curb roll earlier, it was banned by the company for almost 3 years in 2015. He started using this move back in his NXT days, and at WrestleMania 31, he used it to win the World Championship.

eth Rollins hitting a Curb Stomp
Seth Rollins hitting a Curb Stomp (Credit-WWE)

The decision to ban the move was made by Vince McMahon, who called a meeting after witnessing Rollins use it in a video package on The Today Show and objecting to the way it made the World Champion appear. Shortly after, the WWE banned the Curb Stomp, citing concerns that young children could easily copy the move and that the concern was understandable given that it involves hitting a wrestler in the head.

The risk of concussions was cited as the reason Rollins suddenly stopped using the move, but that was not the real reason WWE banned Rollins’ finisher. Rollins discussed this in an interview, expressing his displeasure with the company’s decision.

Rollins used to end his matches by using Triple H’s pedigree, which he still does occasionally. Three years later, in January 2018, WWE finally lifted the ban on the maneuver, and it changed its name to the Blackout before settling on just The Stomp.

He continues to use the move as his finisher, and it has grown to be recognized as a classic move in modern wrestling. He used it to win many matches, and while the difficulties that McMahon talked about a few years ago still exist, it seems that the WWE community no longer views them as serious problems.

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