Seth Rollins recounts how the "Curb Stomp" was brought back into his move-set.
"The Architect" Seth Rollins is just six days away from challenging Brock Lesnar for the WWE Universal Championship at WrestleMania 35. Ahead of WrestleMania, Brock Lesnar is set to make his return to WWE RAW tonight alongside his advocate Paul Heyman and Heyman will deliver Brock's parting words to Seth before they meet on Sunday. Rollins is preparing for his marquee match and is also making the rounds on the interview circuit to promote the "Show Of Shows" and he recently spoke with 'The Wrap'.
The site asked Seth about his "Curb Stomp" finishing maneuver that Rollins did not use for quite some time because Vince McMahon felt the move was too easy for children to imitate. Rollins explained that he caught the Chairman on one of his good days which is how he was able to incorporate his signature move back into his move-set.
“It was a conversation that I had to have with [Vince McMahon]. It was something where he had his reasons for why he wanted to get rid of it at the time,” Rollins said. “That was a fine and dandy, but I was having trouble getting a finisher that I was happy with and he was happy with. The Pedigree worked for a little bit, and the Ripcord Knee worked OK. But at the end of the day, the Stomp was what I was synonymous with, it’s what I won the title with, it was part of who I was." Seth explained. "When it came down to it, I just went and asked him a few years later. I said, ‘Hey look, I want to do this. Give me reasons not to and I will tell you why you’re wrong and hopefully, we can meet in the middle,'” Rollins recalled. “He was on my side, I caught him on a good day. Luckily it’s back and hopefully, it’s not going anywhere.”
Seth also opened up about The Shield's final hoorah together and his infamous RKO spot with Randy Orton from WrestleMania 31. It was on that very night that Rollins cashed in his Money In The Bank contract to become WWE World Heavyweight Champion. The next time that a Money In The Bank winner will be determined is next month on May 19th at WWE's ninth installation of the match-themed pay-per-view.