Seth Rollins has had his fair share of finishers in his nearly five year WWE run.
As he competes for the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship this weekend, Rollins is still trying to get his Ripcord Knee to catch on with audiences. Previously, he gained momentum with the eventually-banned Curb Stomp. The Blackout, front DDT, Flying Knee and The Pedigree all had runs as well. During an interview with The Mirror, Rollins explained the transition.
"The Pedigree was a part of my life when I was in the Authority and it made sense for the time being, after sealing the deal and beating Triple H with it at WrestleMania, that was a good place to retire it. At the end of the day I want to be my own person, I want to be my own performer, and I want to have a finisher that's synonymous with me and not with my mentor. I've always prided on doing things a little differently and I wanted to bring something to the table that people and fans of WWE maybe hadn't really seen. The Ripcord Knee as it's been called recently is something that's very dangerous, it can come out of nowhere and I think if you've seen it in other places, you know the damage it can do. Plus I thought it was nifty that my biggest weakness, my right knee which has put me out of action twice now, has now become my biggest strength and it's what I use to put my opponents away with. There's a nice bit of storytelling there as well."