CM Punk was allegedly fined for pulling out the piledriver from his repertoireWWE has tried to stay ahead of the game when it comes to wrestler safety. They have a WWE doctor on staff that goes wherever the WWE Superstars and Divas go.WWE has also introduced a Wellness Policy that all have to abide by. So safety in this world of pro-wrestling is said to be a top priority. As a result of this, WWE has to ban things from time to time that go a bit too far. Certain moves are simply too dangerous to be allowed, so as a result, WWE will see how dangerous they are and ban them if the move could cause harm to the person doing it or the person having it done on them.Some moves might be surprising while others make you wonder what kind of drugs they were on when they invented such crazy moves. We break down the top 10 banned moves in WWE history. Take a look.
#1 The Curb Stomp
The curb stomp is a simple move. You run up and smash your opponent’s face into the man with the force of your leg. It is a devastating move that can believably end a match with just about anyone.
The move was made famous in Japan, as most crazy moves are. WWE Superstar Seth Rollins, who is known for studying a variety of move-sets, added this move to his repertoire. It became big enough that Rollins ended matches with it as a member of The Shield and even in his singles run.
The move is a pretty sick one that can lead to head issues. While no one in WWE has been seriously hurt by this move, WWE banned it this year. The idea is that WWE feels the move is safe enough if taken correctly, but the recent concussion lawsuit WWE is facing is the main issue.
WWE does not want to give anyone a reason to say that the moves in WWE are not safe. Moves like the curb stomp are safe when done correctly, but can go awefully wrong. People like Brock Lesnar took it flush and bled from the ordeal.
So WWE banned it for now, but we very well could see it again in the future. However, it won’t be until after the lawsuit is over.