Scott Hall defended the wrestling style of Seth Rollins during a recent interview.
Speaking with Sports Illustrated, Hall stepped up for Rollins, who has been accused of being reckless in the ring on multiple occasions within the past 13 months. Rollins has been the opponent in three significant injury incidents over that span: John Cena's broken nose, a severe neck injury to Sting that ended his wrestling career, and a torn shoulder labrum suffered by Finn Balor at Summerslam.
“No, Seth is not dangerous,” Hall said. “Certainly Seth was never intending to hurt anybody, and you’ve got to remember that Sting hadn’t wrestled much in the past five years and he was in his fifties. It’s really becoming en vogue for a lot of these new guys to do moves on the apron. That’s becoming really trendy, and that’s where the ring is really hard. Powerbombing someone on the apron or into the turnbuckle, those are not moves Sting and I grew up with. He wasn’t really conditioned to take it, he hadn’t practiced it, and I think he whiplashed his 56-year-old neck. It’s a shame to see a guy of that caliber go out with an injury, but he had a great run. But no, Seth is not reckless.”
Hall also said he was a huge fan of Balor, who is still out recuperating from his shoulder injury.
“The guys who I currently follow start with Finn Bálor," Hall told SI. “I’m such a fan of his, and I was so sorry to see him get hurt right at the zenith of his push.”
Hall defended Rollins as part of a wide-ranging interview with SI that discussed his own battle with addiction, his opinion that Hulk Hogan stole his main event spot in WCW in 1997, praised Shinsuke Nakamura, and more.