Bret Hart continues to have problems with the wrestling style of Seth Rollins. Previously describing Rollins as dangerous and unprofessional in the ring, Hart offered some fresh criticism of Rollins following the injury to Finn Balor, who wrestled Rollins this past Sunday at Summerslam.
Commenting to Wrestlezone about Rollins, Hart had the following to say:
"I take no great pleasure in saying “I told you so,” but if you’re a professional wrestler and you keep hurting opponents and or yourself, clearly you’re doing it wrong. I wrestled a very realistic and physical style and not once in 23 yrs did I ever hurt one opponent ever. Seth Rollins needs to improve his technique and become the safest wrestler in the business. I have great respect for Seth. I believe he’ll improve and hopefully stop hurting the talent before someone gets killed. Wrestlers have to trust one another. If a wrestler holds the life of another wrestler in his hands for the sake of his family, wife or children you plain and simply cannot drop it! I saw this coming, if anything WWE producers are negligent for not speaking up about it to him already, instead they’re probably gushing with joy, slapping him on the back telling him “great job!” Bill Goldberg was similar. When I think of Samoa Joe nearly killing Tyson Kidd, then see him continuing to use that deadly finish of his, I just shake my head. It’s not real, it’s only supposed to look real, wrestlers are not crash test dummies!"
Hart previously had ripped Rollins for injuring two of his other former opponents: John Cena and Sting. The latter suffered what proved to be a career-ending neck injury against Rollins at last year's Night Of Champions pay-per-view.
Rollins faced Balor at Summerslam to crown the first WWE Universal Champion. Balor suffered a torn labrum during the match, which will require surgery and sideline him for about six months. The injury forced Balor to vacate the title Monday on Raw, less than 24 hours after he won it.