13 Moves The WWE Banned For Being Too Dangerous

There are those who believe that the wrestling matches they see on television are all staged. They see these amazing athletes hurling themselves around a ring all in the name of entertainment. Certainly, there is some truth to that. Wrestlers have scripts and they do have pre-determined moves which are carefully choreographed to ensure that maximum entertainment are enjoyed by the audience. But much like a NASCAR event in which some people watch for the excitement of the cars and the beauty of the race, there are those who watch specifically for the crashes. In wrestling, there are many crashes. With accidents, injuries, and even death a possibility in the ring, it is difficult to deny that this entertainment fringes on real danger every time these athletes step into the ring.

To further illustrate that point, WrestleMania, wrestling’s greatest showcase, has risen to an annual event of extraordinary fanfare and interest. This April, WrestleMania 32 will take center stage, and once again, with over 300 matches under its belt, the sport has never been stronger or more popular. There is always one guarantee when it comes to the epic event; good violence. Wrestlers tend to go all out, normally pushing the envelope and even employing moves that the WWE has banned as being too dangerous. And the WWE is not blind to it. They are beginning to face a massive injury crisis. Cesaro recently had to undergo shoulder surgery after he tore his left rotator cuff. A few weeks after Cesaro’s injury, WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins suffered a devastating knee injury in Ireland during a wrestling event. With his ACL, MCL and meniscus all torn, he was expected to miss 6-9 months. Randy Orton suffered a dislocated shoulder that sidelined him 4-6 months. Daniel Bryan had serious concussion issues. Nikki Bella was out due to a neck injury. Rusev tore a bicep tendon. Lana suffered a broken wrist and Tyson Kidd’s neck injury has him out at least a year.

The point? This sport can be rough and serious injuries can occur. That is why the WWE has cracked down on creative moves that lead directly to injuries of its biggest stars. These are 13 Moves The WWE Banned For Being Too Dangerous.

13 Wings Of Love

12 Double Underhook Powerbomb (aka Tiger Driver)

11 The Canadian Destroyer

10 450 Splash


9 Pile Driver

8 Burning Hammer

7 The Brainbuster


6 Poisoned Frankensteiner

5 Shooting Star Press

4 Dragon Screw Neck Whip

3 The Apron Brainbuster

2 The Original Pedigree

1 The Kinniku Buster

The Kinniku Buster is the definition of dangerous. To put this move in perspective, the Kinniku Buster forces their victim to land directly on their neck. The move is similar to, but far more aggressive and dangerous, than Samoa Joe’s Muscle Buster. The facilitator lifts their victims into a Perfect Plex and holds them high up into the air. He then drops to his backside, driving the victim’s neck right into the facilitator’s shoulders. The move is difficult to pull off and terribly dangerous. Clearly unsafe, The Kinniku Buster is outlawed by the WWE.


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