The WWE superstars perform by putting their bodies on the line. They even use various weapons such as ladders, chairs, tables, and more to sell their personas and entertain the audience as much as they can. However, a few of the wrestling moves are astonishing and generate a lot of hype, while a few of the moves are highly dangerous. So, come with us as we take a look at the 10 most dangerous moves that are banned by WWE.
Top 10 Dangerous Moves that are Banned by WWE
10. Flying Headbutt
As the name suggests, the Flying Headbutt is a very dangerous move infamous for head injuries and concussions. Chris Benoit made the move famous, however, he also suffered injuries from it. In modern-day wrestling, Daniel Bryan and Lars Sullivan also used the move but they were also stopped later.
9. Muscle Buster
Muscle Buster was Samoa Joe’s finishing move when he was a part of NXT. But due to a tragic incident, it’s highly unlikely that we’ll see the move ever again in WWE. When Joe faced off against Tyson Kidd in the main roster in a dark match, the move was falsely produced. And that ended Tyson Kidd’s pro-wrestling career. The further WWE superstar had several major surgeries too.
8. Chair shots to the Head
If not the most dangerous, then the chair surely falls under the list of most dangerous props in WWE. Throwing chair shots requires a lot of technique as well as experience. However, chair shots are still really dangerous, especially if you’re throwing one of the heads of your opponent.
7. The Original Pedigree
Triple H is the WWE superstar who made the Pedigree most famous. However, the move was initially banned from promotion. The reason behind the ban was the Injuries that occurred by the move. However, the move came back after a few modifications as now the wrestler who is taking the move can have their hands on the ground first.
6. The Burning Hammar
As the name suggests, the burning hammer was an annihilating move. The move was first introduced in Japanese wrestling and then superstar Tyler Reks made it famous in WWE. Reks always used a modified version of the move but it was still really dangerous to use it. However, John Cena also accused the move of being an inverted Attitude Adjustment.
Seth Rollins currently uses a variation of the move, named curb stomp. But the move was banned from WWE for a period of almost three years. It was revealed that Vince McMahon said Rollins to stop using the move as it can very dangerous if children try to imitate the move.
4. Punt Kick
Randy Orton’s notorious persona was perfectly suitable for the vicious Punt Kick. It was among the list of dangerous finishing moves of the superstar. But the Viper was told to stop doing it back in 2012. However, Orton never really attacked the head of any of his opponents. But due to the harsh portrayal and concussion awareness in WWE, the move was banned.
3. The Vertebreaker
Without a doubt, the Vertebreaker was a lethal move. Shane ‘The Hurricane’ Helms was the one who introduced the move in the promotion. Later, the risks of the moves came to sight as the move required perfect timing to be delivered. The wrestlers not being able to see each other before making the move made it more dangerous.
The Piledriver has been completely eradicated from WWE’s huge arsenal. We rarely get to see any variation of the move except the Undertaker’s Tombstone Piledriver. Before the rectification in the technique, the move often directly attacked the sensitive part of the head increasing the chances of a concussion.
A little mistake in delivering the move can make the opponent paralyzed for his whole life. The real BrainBuster was infamous for some pretty nasty head/neck injuries. The move looks like a suplex, but it’s far more dangerous than that. The person taking the move lands on their head, neck or shoulders instead of their back. Hence, the move was banned from the promotion.