Will WWE Sour on Seth Rollins?


Seth Rollins has been considered WWE’s top in-ring talent for the past two years but is there a chance of the company souring on The Architect?

Seth Rollins is the man.

Seth Rollins is brilliant on the microphone. Seth Rollins is brilliant in the ring. Seth Rollins has the makeup to be an all-time great when all is said and done with his career. It should come as no surprise that WWE officials have been high on Rollins since his breakup with The Shield.

But for as great as Rollins has been for WWE programming, an alarming pattern has developed when it comes to his in-ring performance. Twice within the past year, Rollins has caused a serious injury to a top superstar. In September of 2015, Sting suffered a career-ending neck injury after being power bombed into the turnbuckle by Rollins at Night of Champions.

We will never know what WWE had planned for Sting post-Night of Champions last September but chances are he would have wrestled Wrestlemania 32 had he not suffered a career-ending neck injury.

Fast forward to SummerSlam last Sunday.

Rollins faced Finn Balor in the inaugural WWE Universal championship match on Sunday. Early on during the match, Rollins power bombed Balor into the barricade on the outside of the ring. The move resulted in Balor suffering a torn labrum and being forced to miss the next six months.

While WWE’s plans for Sting at the time of his injury were not known, the company’s plan for Balor at the time of his injury was very clear. Not only did Balor finish the match but he defeated Rollins and became the first WWE Universal champion. However, Balor was forced to relinquish the championship on Monday Night Raw.

Despite the feeling that the Balor injury was simply an incident of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, WWE legend Brett Hart used the injury to continue his anti-Rollins movement.

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"[Via NoDQ]I take no great pleasure in saying “I told you so,” but if you’re a professional wrestler and you keep hurting opponents and or yourself, clearly you’re doing it wrong. I wrestled a very realistic and physical style and not once in 23 yrs did I ever hurt one opponent ever. Seth Rollins needs to improve his technique and become the safest wrestler in the business. I have great respect for Seth. I believe he’ll improve and hopefully stop hurting the talent before someone gets killed. Wrestlers have to trust one another. If a wrestler holds the life of another wrestler in his hands for the sake of his family, wife or children you plain and simply cannot drop it! I saw this coming, if anything WWE producers are negligent for not speaking up about it to him already, instead they’re probably gushing with joy, slapping him on the back telling him “great job!”"

Considering Rollins injured both Sting and Balor with the same move, it is worth wondering if there may come a time in the not so distant future that WWE sours on The Architect.

For as talented as Rollins is, it goes without saying that WWE can not keep putting him in main-event matches knowing that there is a somewhat probable chance he could injure the talent that he is working with.

Though, before WWE reaches that point, the simple answer may be that the company bans the move. Such a scenario significantly lowers the chance of a talent being injured while working with Rollins and allows Rollins to, well, continue being the man.

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