Even though he has not been using the finishing move since the rumors first sprung up, Seth Rollins is denying that WWE has banned him from using the Curb Stomp. He did so again recently during a questions and answers session with fans at a convention. He teased that he might bring the move back for a big event, but for the time being, his finisher is going to be the Pedigree. The widespread belief is that there actually is a ban in place.
May 27, 2015
In a match that spilled all over the arena, John Cena defeated Rusev in an I Quit match to retain the United States Heavyweight Championship at Payback. The action spilled out to ringside, through the audience and at the entrance ramp before heading back into the ring. Once there, Cena managed to use the removed top rope to provide extra leverage to his STFU submission finisher. Lana decided that she had seen enough and stopped things.
May 17, 2015
A lot of discussion has been had by the internet wrestling community this week about WWE banning Seth Rollins from using the Curb Stomp finisher because it is deemed as being dangerous. During a recent interview, Triple H revealed that there is a move that he has always been afraid to sell. The former world heavyweight champion revealed that he has frequently refused to sell the move where he rams his shoulders into the ring post.
April 23, 2015
While it is a thing of beauty to behold, the flying leg drop that Fandango has been using as a finisher is causing some concerns backstage in WWE. Many feel that his body is taking a lot of damage by performing that move several nights a week. Rumors have it that officials are trying to come up with a new finishing move for the dancing star. He used a sit out suplex slam back when he was performing under the name of Johnny Curtis.
April 21, 2015
Reports have surfaced that WWE has decided to ban the Curb Stomp finishing move that Seth Rollins uses. The company is saying that the move is too risky, which is basically a public relations ploy because they do not want the concussion critics to use this as ammunition against them. No word yet on what move Rollins plans to use as his finisher now. There is a slight chance that management changes their mind because of the fan response.
April 20, 2015
In the fourth match at Wrestemania, AJ Lee picked up the victory for herself and Paige when she forced Nikki Bella, who teamed with her twin sister Brie Bella, to tap out to her submission finisher. Match was given a little more time than usual, so some fans will be pleased with that. With the way things ended, it appears that AJ might challenge Nikki for the WWE Divas Championship next month. She will more than likely regain her title.
March 29, 2015
It is a basically a foregone conclusion that Adrian Neville is going to eventually end up on the main roster in WWE. The belief is that management believes that he can be a big star because of his finisher. They feel that the corkscrew shooting star press is a move that can generate a connection with the audience, much like what Justin Gabriel was able to do with his finishing move. Management just needs to keep having faith in Neville afterwards.
February 17, 2015
Fans in NXT have been waiting to see the original Go 2 Sleep finisher after being teased for weeks by Hideo Itami, the man whom CM Punk used as the inspiration for the move becoming popularized in the United States. WWE officials are said to be saving this particular move for when Itami makes his way to the main roster. That would be the treat that fans have been waiting for. For now, Itami will continue to use the flying double stomp as a finishing move.
February 10, 2015