5. Randy Orton’s Punt
Hey, remember when Randy Orton used to kick people in the head and put them out for weeks with serious head injuries? In storyline, obviously, because the “punt”, as it was called, usually looked pretty weak. Clearly, they weren’t going to have Orton actually kick someone in the head full force, but it did tend to seem more like he was grazing them with his shin. At any rate, it used to be his most deadly move, even more dangerous than the RKO, and using it was a guaranteed match finisher. But then WWE decided it probably wasn’t a good idea to promote one of their top stars deliberately giving other wrestlers head injuries in this age of increased awareness of the dangers of concussions, and frankly, that’s probably a smart plan. These days, Orton may occasionally set up as if he’s about to punt his opponent into next week, usually in a long, brutal match on Pay Per View where he’s already tried every other method of victory, but you can almost certainly take it to the bank that he’ll be prevented from hitting the move successfully every single time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GETeK8ptPA Source: YouTube.com
4. Shooting Star Press
After Brock Lesnar nearly sent himself to the hospital attempting a Shooting Star Press at WrestleMania XIX (arguably, Brock had performed the move repeatedly in developmental, but never before in WWE), the move landed itself on the banned list. The move is already a high-risk endeavour due to being of the top rope variety, but the fact that it’s very easy to either over or under-rotate, combined with an inability to see where you’re landing until just before impact, meant that it had a significantly higher potential for causing injury. Indeed, other wrestlers known for attempting the SSP, notably WCW and WWE Superstar Billy Kidman, often received criticism for being “sloppy” when performing it (Kidman had it turned into a story line where he was afraid to perform the move after legitimately injuring Chavo Guerrero during a match when he drove his knees into Chavo’s neck). Exceptions have been made to this ban over the years, when dedicated performers have proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that they can hit it safely and consistently, including Evan Bourne and, most recently, Neville, whose Red Arrow is an even more complicated twisting version of the move. Additionally, Superstars such as John Morrison have performed a standing version of the SSP, which is significantly safer due to being performed from a grounded position.
http://mindofcarnage.com/2015/10/22/who-told-brock-lesnar-to-do-the-shooting-star-press-at-wrestlemania-xix/ Source: mindofcarnage.com