Though he doesn’t address Bret Hart’s frequent criticism of WWE Superstar Seth Rollins directly (at least not in the clip released, which is embedded below), Taz is weighing in on one of this week’s hot topics - is Rollins a dangerous worker?
On his The Taz Show radio broadcast this past Tuesday (Aug. 23), the veteran of ECW, TNA and WWE presented his counter-argument to Hart and others who say the Architect is playing fast and loose with his partners’ health:
Seth Rollins is one of the best workers arguably one of the best workers worldwide, in the modern day times of pro wrestling right now. That’s how good this guy is. That’s why he’s pushed like he’s been pushed for such a long time with Vince McMahon and WWE. You are not getting that push if you are reckless. If the locker room feels that you are reckless - no one is gonna want to work with you.
Seth Rollins is not reckless. He’s catching heat for this bump. Do you guys really think that when two wrestlers are gonna go over a couple spots in wrestling match and they talk about it earlier in the day - hypothetically speaking, let’s play pretend - so Seth Rollins is sitting there with Finn B, 3PM on the day of SummerSlam in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center, and they’re gonna go over a match and talk about this match. Seth Rollins goes, “I’m gonna give you the buckle bomb into that guardrail”.
Finn goes - this is all pretend - “Nah, nah, nah, nah. I don’t want to take that. You hurt Sting with or, you know what, I’m not comfortable taking that bump, it’s dangerous.”
And then Seth Rollins - again pretend - says, “No, no, no. I have to get my stuff in and I’m doing this move.”
“I’d really rather you not.”
“Well, we’ll just figure it out out there.”
You guys really think that happens? THAT’S NOT HOW THIS IS DONE. When guys are not comfortable taking a move, the moves don’t happen. And you feel awkward to ask someone to take something that’s dangerous. I know this, cause I’ve done it - on both sides.
You don’t become as successful as a Seth Rollins by being a douchebag. And that’s a douchebag, when you go and do a move that a guy don’t want to take.
I know how wrestlers think. Cause wrestlers think the same way 30 years ago, to five years ago, to ten years ago, to twenty years ago, til tomorrow. Wrestlers think a certain way.
There are other points which Bret or someone else on the other side of the debate might raise, like should the boys (or girls) be making the final call on what’s allowed? Vince McMahon has banned other moves... should the buckle bomb join the list?
Or, does a guy in the first weeks of his main roster run feel comfortably shooting down spots suggested by a made man like Seth? Probably, as this isn’t Bálor’s first time working big shows and he’s somewhat protected, too, but it might be interesting to hear what role Hart or Taz think politics might play.
Anyway, give the clip a watch, and see if it changes your mind or reinforces your opinion on the topic of Seth Rollins work in the squared circle.