WWE Hall Of Famer Mick Foley took to social media this week to address the reputation Seth Rollins is starting to get as an “unsafe worker” in the ring.
The current RAW General Manager posted a new blog on his official Facebook page called “The Rap On Rollins Isn’t Fair,” to voice his opinion on the matter.
The reputation Rollins has been receiving as of late is largely due to consistent public comments made by WWE Hall Of Famer Bret Hart, according to the “Hardcore Legend.” Foley noted that he doesn’t feel there is anyone with the level of respect that Hart has, including himself, to counter the viewpoint, but gave it his best “college-try” anyways.
“I have been hesitant to write this article, because the image of Seth Rollins as unsafe has been largely advanced by “Hitman” Bret Hart, a WWE Hall of Famer, certified legend, and one of the great performers in the history of our business. I have nothing but respect for Bret and count him as a good friend going back 20 years. Let me make it very clear that I have absolutely no desire to get into any social media feud with Bret Hart. But because Bret is so highly thought of in the wrestling community, his words carry an incredible amount of weight, and the opinion of Rollins as a dangerous performer has been gaining momentum. I won’t even pretend that I am the player in this business that Bret is, but I know quite a few people respect my viewpoint, and I feel like I owe it to Seth, and the fans who make his living possible, to share my feelings, and hope they are considered before a verdict on Seth Rollins is reached.”
Additionally, Foley pointed out that injuries are just part of the business and are always going to happen, but often times they are not the fault of any one individual performer. The RAW GM seems to feel this is the case with Rollins, despite “The Architect” being involved in multiple high-profile injuries that include the likes of Sting, John Cena and Finn Balor.
“Sometimes, injuries just happen. It’s part of what we do. Seth Rollins is a safe wrestler. He works an intense, highly physical style, as do most of the WWE Superstars. Those moves look good for a reason; there’s a sense of realism to so many of them – a realism that is absolutely necessary in today’s day and age. When I was growing up as a WWE fan, we received two hourlong shows comprised almost entirely of one-sided matches. Current fans see good, and often great matches on a weekly basis and today’s WWE Superstars sacrifice their bodies, week in and week out in their effort to excite, excel and entertain. Seth Rollins embodies this spirit. He deserves to be remembered for his dedication to his craft, and for his willingness to go above and beyond to participate in great matches for WWE fans around the world. That’s the Seth Rollins I think people should know – the real guy, not the rep!”
Check out the complete blog at Mick Foley’s official Facebook page by clicking here.