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Seth Rollins explains how he got approval to use The Stomp again



Seth Rollins spoke to The Wrap to promote the upcoming WrestleMania 35 pay-per-view event where he talked about a wide range of topics. During the interview, the former WWE Champion spoke about getting his finisher, The Stomp reinstated by WWE officials.

Rollins, who is slated to challenge Brock Lesnar for the Universal Title at this show, brought up how he had to convince WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon in order to be able to use the finisher once again.

“It was a conversation that I had to have with [Vince McMahon]. It was something where he had his reasons for why he wanted to get rid of it at the time,” Rollins told TheWrap of the initial ban and its eventual return. “That was a fine and dandy, but I was having trouble getting a finisher that I was happy with and he was happy with. The Pedigree worked for a little bit, and the Ripcord Knee worked OK. But at the end of the day, the Stomp was what I was synonymous with, it’s what I won the title with, it was part of who I was.”

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Rollins added, “When it came down to it, I just went and asked him a few years later. I said, ‘Hey look, I want to do this. Give me reasons not to and I will tell you why you’re wrong and hopefully, we can meet in the middle,’” Rollins recalled. “He was on my side, I caught him on a good day. Luckily it’s back and hopefully, it’s not going anywhere.”

WWE will hold WrestleMania 35 on Sunday, April 7, 2019 in East Rutherford, NJ at MetLife Stadium and be broadcasted on their streaming service, WWE Network.