WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross is back with a new blog on his website JRsBBQ.com in which he discusses a number of topics including the recent news that WWE have banned Seth Rollins' Curb Stomp and Daniel Bryan's health.
On The Curb Stomp: I don't know if WWE has or has not banned the use of Seth Rollins' Curb Stomp finisher but many fans are seemingly up in arms about its absence. I say the safety of the athlete is always the first priority of any responsible company and if the move is more likely to concuss people than others then it needs to be eliminated. It's that simple. Not sure why so many fans have taken to my Twitter @JRsBBQ to bitch about it but, at the same time, everyone has the right to an opinion. It's too bad that so many people within the business have bastardized the DDT, among other moves, or it would still be a great finisher instead of another overused, uncreative high spot that everyone kicks out of on a regular basis. Those type of issues where finishing maneuvers have become impotent 'spots' is the fault of undisciplined bookers within the world of wrestling and lazy talents who have not mastered the art orf wrestling.
This malady is akin to those who have to use their own finisher two or three times to beat someone on the 'big stage' IE a PPV event. It was cool when it was new but now it's WAY over utilized IMO.
On Daniel Bryan: Hopeful that Daniel Bryan is going to be OK soon but he has to change some of the things that he does whether he wants to or not and not be a prisoner to his on reputation as being one of the best wrestlers in the world. He could eliminate many things from his repertoire and still be one of the best talents in the business. His health is much more important than diving head butts, drop kicks where he strikes the back of his head on the canvas, etc. His most important job in life isn't being a wrestler but a son, husband and perhaps some day a father. Without great health, those lots in life are more challenging and they're not easy for a healthy person.