If you ask Brett Hart, Finn Bálor was just one of a handful of WWE Superstars who’ve been injured as a direct result of stepping into the ring with Seth Rollins.
The legendary wrestling icon, Hart has previously expressed his desire to see Rollins become a safer performer, and looks as Bálor’s injury as just the latest reason Rollins should alter his approach inside the ring.
He told WrestleZone:
“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.’ Bill Goldberg was similar. When I think of Samoa Joe nearly killing Tyson Kidd, then see him continuing to use that deadly finish of his, I just shake my head. It’s not real, it’s only supposed to look real, wrestlers are not crash test dummies.”
Rollins has previously been involved in matches that saw John Cena suffer a broken nose, Sting suffer a career-ending neck injury and Bálor’s shoulder injury. Rollins even suffered a knee injury of his own that kept him out for several months.