Aug. 29, 2016
Is Bret Hart Right About Seth Rollins Being an Aggressive Worker
After a week hiatus due to NXT TakeOver and SummerSlam, the Wrestling Take makes its return. This week, I'll get into some debatable topics in the world of professional wrestling.
Bret Hart's Comments on Seth Rollins Being an Aggressive Worker: So Seth Rollins took out another wrestler in Finn Balor, who is on the shelf with a shoulder injury. Well, Bret Hart recently became a guest on Busted Open and talked about Rollins being aggressive. Hey, I respect Bret Hart for what he did in the ring. But the big question you guys want me to answer is if Rollins is responsible for this injury? I can't say it was Rollins' fault, but I put the blame on the WWE. Once Sting had to retire due to that same move that Rollins nailed on him, someone within WWE should have told Rollins to stop using that move. Almost a year later, Balor is out with the same move that was used, but he is out for six months. It's surprising that NJPW superstar Michael Elgin uses that move and never injured anyone. Look, I understand this is wrestling and injuries do happen. But if more wrestlers get hurt with that same injury, WWE has to consider banning that move.
Brock Lesnar Not Getting Suspended By the WWE, but Full-Time Performer Are: Recently, three WWE wrestlers have been suspended due to violating the WWE Wellness Policy. I had to put this in the Wrestling Take this week because the IWC has been over this story. Let me start with Alberto Del Rio. WWE doesn't care about him, and he has had a tendency to cause backstage drama. To be honest, I see him leaving the WWE this year to return to Lucha Underground if and when Season 4 gets renewed. Meanwhile, his girlfriend Paige has been dealing with injuries and is getting buried by creative. Lastly, Eva Marie had a shot of becoming the first SmackDown Women's Champion, but that was cut due to her suspension. My guess is that this whole Brock using PED's before UFC 200 started this testing because WWE didn't want to get in trouble. I don't want to act like a politician here, but it's a great thing that WWE has this policy. I know people out there don't like it when the wrestlers get suspended. But in sports, when a player gets suspended, most of them appeal and keep playing.
Could WWE Sign Former Gymnast: I would like to see that. The point is, is that WWE signs any athlete. Wrestlers can do aerials, and that is what the WWE is invested in. Gymnasts are committed to their profession, just like professional wrestlers, and have the endurance. However, they have to deal with hitting the mat all the time. Just like any athlete, some can make it in the profession and others will be cut. Maybe this will help them bring the next big NXT star.
Is Sasha Banks in Danger of Not Getting a Push Due to Her Recent Injury: When your talented as she is, she is going to get plenty of chances. However, there are limits. There comes a time when the authority of the company has to decide if she could suffer another injury that is a risk to her full-time health. If another wrestler gets injured and doesn't miss time, authority figures will keep burning that midnight oil. Heck, we even see this in a typical 9 to 5 job. For example, if you call out sick all the time, you know your getting fired. You have to figure, how many more of these injuries will it take before the authority figures decide that she is a waste, When it comes to that point, it's a difficult situation to get back from.