Seth Rollins reveals that the key to getting his Stomp unbanned in WWE was as simple as catching Vince McMahon at the right time.
The best wrestling finishers are moves competitors can use on any opponent, regardless of size. We have heard it said by countless wrestlers. It applies all the more for smaller wrestlers. If you pick yourself a finisher that requires you to lift your opponent above your head, you had better have the strength to back it up.
It really has to be something you can perform on Finn Balor or Big Show. Brock Lesnar or Daniel Bryan. It's likely why the superkick has become so popular and is also why Seth Rollins' Curb Stomp is so perfect. It doesn't matter who you are, when you're on your hands and knees everyone is the same size. More importantly, everyone is as susceptible to Rollins' Stomp.
That's why it was so disappointing when The Architect stopped using the move. He first replaced it with the Pedigree, and then the Ripcord Knee a little later on. Rollins has since revealed that Vince McMahon asked him to stop using the move due to it being too easy to imitate. Clearly, the boss must have changed his mind as recently, the Stomp returned.
So why the change of heart? Well, Rollins shed a little light on that recently during an interview with The Wrap. Turns out it was as easy as giving it a little time and catching Mr. McMahon on a good day. "He was on my side, I caught him on a good day. Luckily it’s back and hopefully, it’s not going anywhere," the former WWE Champion explained. He also told the chairman to give him reasons why he can't use it, and he would tell him why he's wrong.
The Stomp provided us with one of the most memorable moments in WrestleMania history. Four years ago when Rollins delivered it to Roman Reigns and pinned him to become WWE Champion. Lesnar was out for the count at ringside for that match as The Architect took his title without even having to pin him. This Sunday, Rollins will look to do that again, but this time he will have to Stomp and pin The Beast.