Official Document Released Stating Banned Moves By Louisiana State Commission; Will It Affect WWE?

Official Document Released Stating Banned Moves By Louisiana State Commission; Will It Affect WWE?

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Deadspin today ran an editorial that talks about the rules put on pro wrestling events during the WrestleMania week by the Louisiana Boxing and Wrestling Commission.

The piece notes through interview conducted by Post Wrestling with a member of the Commission, that the pile driver maneuver is banned in the state due an injury that occurred at an independent wrestling event and a legal battle that affected the Commission afterwards.

The article also digs into many others moves that are still banned by the Commission as late as 2017 in this official document.

1. All variations of the Pile Driver;

2. All variations of the Power Bomb;

3. The “Moonsault”, “Shooting Star”, or “450 Splash” or any variation thereof which involves one wrestler, leaping or flipping off the ropes or turnbuckles to contact the head or neck of the opponent with any part of his body;

4. The “Stungun” of any variation thereof which results in the one fighter’s head or neck being dragged, draped or “closelined” [sic] across the ropes;

5. The striking of a wrestler’s head with any object, chair, trashcan [sic] lid, etc., and

6. No wrestler shall throw, push, shove or force another out of the ring or over the top rope.

There are several legal ways that performers can work around these regulations including “provided permission is sought and obtained prior to the event by both wrestlers and the requesting wrestlers have sufficient training, athletic ability and experience to perform the maneuver without endangering one another.”

WWE is reportedly not subject to any of the banned moves regulation, as they deemed competent by the Commission along with Ring of Honor who are running ‘Supercard of Honor’ at the UNO Lakefront Arena on the night before WrestleMania.  John Green Jr., a lawyer who serves as the commission secretary stated that Ring of Honor is viewed as “major league”

Read Deadspin’s David Bixenspan’s entire piece covering the issue in-depth here.

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