Seth Rollins Explains How Vince McMahon Brought The Stomp Back
Seth Rollins has discussed what it took to be allowed to use the stomp again as his finisher.
Having made plenty of tweaks to his character over the years to remain fresh, this has also included changes to Seth Rollins’ moveset.
However, it was not by choice that he stopped using the stomp as his finisher. That was seemingly a directive from Vince McMahon, which it took a number of years for Rollins to get reversed.
In a discussion with Fightful, Seth Rollins recalls the moment he was told by the then WWE Chairman that he wasn’t allowed to use the move anymore that it only took one, albeit long, conversation to get the move back in his arsenal.
I lost it the day after I won the title at WrestleMania. I had a conversation with Vince, he said, ‘No more.’ I said, ‘Ah! But!’ He said, ‘Nope. That’s the end of it.’ Years later, I finished the story with Triple H, which was the Pedigree that was majorly involved in that, and it just felt like a time to get a new finish. I can go back to the old one and it just took a conversation and me trying to explain it to him in a way that he could understand. Time heals all wounds. So, whatever had wounded him, he was over it. So, he said, ‘Alright, bring it back,’ and here we are.
Seth Rollins is likely going to need to put the stomp to good use at WrestleMania 39, where he goes up against YouTuber and now WWE sensation Logan Paul. The pair have been embroiled in a rivalry since Paul’s return at the Royal Rumble, with Rollins even getting knocked out on the most recent edition of RAW.