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5 Surprising WWE rules every superstar has to follow

Thomas Lowson
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#4 WWE Stars are not allowed to show any cuts

The WWE felt Batista had deliberately cut himself in 2008
The WWE felt Batista had deliberately cut himself in 2008

There was a time when WWE was well-known for its excessive use of blood, with many top champions being left in a pool after main events.

But in July 2008, the company shifted to becoming a PG show, with blading being banned from the show, and blood being seen on programming since being unintentional, with screens going to black-and-white if they bleed in front of the camera.

According to leaked documents, superstars are now being fined if they deliberately blade, with former World Champion turned Marvel star Batista being fined US$100,000 after blading in a 2008 Cage Match against Chris Jericho on RAW.

Whilst some say it’s ruined a crucial part of wrestling, I definitely agree with the rule, with the risk of Hepatitis being a constant threat when blading, and NXT Commentator Nigel McGuiness being forced to retire because of it.

Also, now when we do see someone bleed, it can really elevate a match, knowing that this was completely unintentional. 

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