The news of Balor’s injury came as a shock to the fans and lot of former superstars criticised Rollins for being responsible for it. Recently, WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart condemned Seth Rollins saying the former World Champion needs to improve his technique in order to become the safest wrestler in the company.
“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,” he said.
Hart continued by saying that he has great respect for Rollins in what he has achieved in his career, but he must stop hurting the performers in the future. Hart said, “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”.
This is a more measured response than some of Bret’s past quotes, in which he shared the blame with WWE for not coaching Seth to employ a safer style.
He shed some light on it by saying, “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!”