WWE’s Seth Rollins Recalls Vince McMahon Saying He Couldn't Use The Curb Stomp Anymore
“At the end of the day, he's the boss, he signs the cheques, it’s his deal.”
After his first WWE Championship win, Seth Rollins changed his finisher, ditching the Curb Stomp in favour of The Pedigree.
Rumours abounded at the time that Vince McMahon made the call, citing the move was too violent, and Seth has now confirmed the edict telling Loudwire:
"That is pretty much true. He thought it was too violent. I was going to do the Today show, the following morning after I won the title with that move and obviously they are replaying me winning the title. Whether he saw it or somebody else saw it or there was a conversation that involved him and he decided we'll do something different. I'd been using it for a few years up to that point, won the title with it but we went in a different direction the following night.”
Rollins was not happy with the change, adding:
“No, my mind went to WTF. Like what are you talking about. I'm like, you are out of your mind! Like Come on man! His big concern was that kids can do it to each other and I'm like it's pro-wrestling, every pro-wrestling move ever invented. This argument is flat but at the end of the day, he's the boss, he signs the cheques, it’s his deal."