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WWE Bans Seth Rollins’ Trademark Move Following Kairi Sane’s Injury

WWE Bans Seth Rollins’ Trademark Move Following Kairi Sane’s Injury

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Vince McMahon has banned powerbombs into turnbuckles, move made popular by Seth Rollins, from being used in the ring. The move (often known as a buckle bomb) had been a staple in the arsenal of many Superstars but has now been banned. Speculations suggest that this ban was instituted after Kairi Sane was injured in the ring with Nia Jax, which may have been caused by a similar move.

The history of powerbomb into the turnbuckle and Seth Rollins

WWE is extremely selective in the moves it allows its superstars to use, but that has been changing in recent years. Most notably, Randy Orton’s punt was outlawed after there was greater concussion awareness in the WWE. Even famous moves, like the piledriver, has been taken out of use by the WWE.

The Undertaker is now the only Superstar who’s allowed to use his tombstone piledriver inside the ring. However, banning the bucklebomb may have a deeper reason behind it.

WWE Hall of Famer Sting was famously injured after his match with Seth Rollins at Night of Champions in 2015. He had absorbed one of Rollin’s moves, the bucklebomb, and had immediately gotten injured. It was later revealed that Sting was suffering from spinal stenosis.

Seth Rollins used the bucklebomb on Sting, which left him injured.

However, the move wasn’t outlawed after this incident. Presumably, because Sting later admitted that he was badly positioned during his 2015 match with Rollins, which would explain how he was injured.

This was also followed by Finn Baylor being injured by the same move in 2016. The Superstar managed to finish the match, but was found injured in the post-match examination.

Furthermore, Nia Jax might have used the same move on Kairi Sane, which left her injured after Monday night RAW. This would explain McMahon’s quick reaction to banning this move from being used completely.

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