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5 banned moves WWE should bring back

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43.22K   //    09 Jan 2019, 20:25 IST

Rey Mysterio performed a Canadian Destroyer on Andrade 'Cien' Almas on SmackDown
Rey Mysterio performed a Canadian Destroyer on Andrade 'Cien' Almas on SmackDown

On the latest episode of SmackDown Live, we saw a tag team match between the team of Samoa Joe and Andrade 'Cien' Almas, and that of Rey Mysterio and Mustafa Ali. However, after the match, most of the WWE fans were focused on talking about a specific spot - The Canadian Destroyer.

Rey Mysterio hit this dangerous move on Almas near the end of the match. Most forms of piledrivers, except the Tombstone Piledriver, are banned in WWE, or at least used only very rarely, or on special occasions. The Canadian Destroyer is one of the most dangerous moves in professional wrestling. It is fundamentally a piledriver, but with a flip, thus adding extra risk to the spot.

It should be noted that WWE brought this move back when their potential future competition, All Elite Wrestling (AEW), has begun early proceedings for making the promotion a reality.

This one may be a coincidence, but if WWE is going all out, there are certain banned moves WWE should bring back. On this list, we will be taking a look at a few moves WWE should bring back. 


#5 The original piledriver

The referee's reaction says everything
The referee's reaction says everything

As mentioned earlier, the piledriver is very sparingly used in WWE. CM Punk pulled one on John Cena in 2013 during their match on RAW. However, other than that, there are not many instances in the PG era where a wrestler used a normal piledriver.

With its history of causing many injuries - most notable to Stone Cold Steve Austin at SummerSlam 1997, it could be understood why WWE banned it. However, when performed safely, this is one of the moves that can generate genuine excitement and a close finish.

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