Seth Rollins has been using the Buckle Bomb again and as per reports, WWE has unbanned it from the list of forbidden moves.
He most recently used it during his match with former disciple Murphy on the go-home episode of SmackDown before Hell in a Cell. Fans did not miss the spot and started tweeting about it soon enough.
Seth Rollins hit a buckle bomb on Murphy. 😮 #SmackDown
— Bl🩸🩸D Girl Raven (@RavensBlood5220) October 24, 2020
The move was rendered to be too unsafe to use in the ring and was previously banned by WWE
Why WWE banned the Buckle Bomb
The Buckle Bomb garnered a lot of controversy for being too dangerous and injuring several Superstars inside the ring. It involves picking up one’s opponent similar to a Powerbomb, but launching them against the turnbuckles in the corner.
Seth Rollins used this move extensively early on, and this move by him was responsible for ending Hall-of-Famer Sting’s career at WWE Night of Champions, 2015. Finn Balor was also injured by the move at SummerSlam 2016, where he faced and defeated Seth Rollins to win the WWE Universal title only to relinquish it later on for the injury.
Earlier this year, the move threatened yet another Superstar’s in-ring career as Nia Jax made a botch on Kairi Sane. Both Nia Jax and the move got a lot of criticism for being dangerous.
PWInsider reported that the move had been banned by WWE after the incident.
The Buckle Bomb was not seen on television for a while till Seth Rollins brought it back. It has not caused any in-ring injury since its return.