There has been a lot of banter around the wrestlingsphere (that’s a word, right?) about whether Seth Rollins is “unsafe” or “reckless” after injuring John Cena, Sting and Finn Bálor in a trio of unrelated freak injuries. Granted, most of that banter has come from Bret Hart, who hurt Rollins’ feelings but still thinks the former two-time WWE Champion is a “lousy wrestler,” but it’s still a conversation that persists.
The latest person to weigh in on the matter is Bill DeMott, the disgraced former WWE head trainer who stepped down from his position at the Performance Center last year when reports came out (and were later confirmed) about the liberties he had taken with trainees over the years. GEE LET’S SEE WHAT THIS GUY HAS TO SAY ABOUT WRESTLER SAFETY. As DeMott explained to Planeta Wrestling:
“I would not even try to compare my knowledge to Bret Hart nor would I question his thinking, that being said I do not think it is anything more than coincidence that all this happened around Seth. Rollins is one of the best there is and I would put my career in his hands any day. Things happen people get hurt and someone has to get “blamed” unfortunately it doesn’t always end in favor of both participants but I would bet anything ALL of this men would get back in the ring with Seth and he is a professional as they get. He is the future of the business.”
DeMott, by all accounts, was allegedly unsafe and reckless with the people under his supervision, so make of his comments what you will. Probably not related. Definitely not a case of the pot calling the kettle Tyler Black.
Elsewhere in that interview, DeMott adamantly said he would return to WWE in a second if it were an option. Keep waiting for that phone call, Bill.