WWE News: Seth Rollins reveals the real reason behind Curb Stomp ban
Seth Rollins returned to much fan-fare at Extreme Rules and made a statement to the world of WWE. The following night, Shane McMahon announced that WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns will defend his championship against Seth Rollins, the man who never lost the championship in the first place, at Money in the Bank PPV. Ever since then, Seth has been busy making his pressence felt in the WWE universe.
Seth Rollins recently spoke with Chris Jericho on his podcast ‘Talk is Jericho.’ During the interview, he revealed that he was saddened to hear Bret Hart’s comments about him. Bret Hart spoke to Sports Illustrated right around the time Seth got himself injured and he was blatantly unkind towards Seth by holding him responsible for the unfortunate accident that befell John Cena.
Bret told the following to SI on November,
“Shawn was always really safe. He was always a really safe worker, but I don’t know about Seth Rollins. That knee in the face that he gave to John Cena was unprofessional, at best. It’s really strange that a guy like Rollins, who I have a lot of respect for, would be that reckless with that knee in the face. If someone kneed me in the face like that, I would have met him in the back dressing room with a baseball bat. There’s just no excuse for it.”
“You can’t hurt somebody like that under any circumstances. It’s totally reckless. It can’t happen. The other thing is, when you’re the champion, you have a responsibility to not get hurt. You have to be spot on. I love that Rollins kept going on and finished the match, and that shows a lot of courage.
Seth told Jericho that he felt bad for breaking Cena’s nose and even looks up to him. He admired Cena’s superhuman healing ability and even revealed that he uses Cena as his measuring stick to step up his performance. But, on the matter of Bret Hart’s comments he was understandably upset as he told the following.
“I have all the respect in the world for this guy,” Seth begins, “But Bret Hart had some comments about me and how safe I am in the ring because of John’s broken nose and my getting hurt while I was the champion. And that hurt my feelings. I haven’t seen Bret since then, and I know he comes from a different era when they worked through a lot of stuff, but that sucked. For him to say that—in a Sports Illustrated interview—was rough.”
Talking about the ban on his finisher, Seth revealed to Jericho that he fought tooth and nails with Vince McMahon about it. Unlike it was believed earlier, Curb Stomp was not banned because it was damaging to wrestlers. The move was banned because it was too simple and easy for kids to get influenced by it and Vince banned it on that grounds. Seth also revealed that adapting Pedigree was his decision and not Triple H’s.