All wrestling moves are inherently dangerous. There’s a reason why WWE tells you not to try this at home, after all. But some moves are so dangerous, especially in an era where concussion research and concerns about athlete health are becoming more and more important on a regular basis, that they have actually been banned for use by WWE. Some of them are obvious choices, but some of them might surprise you.
10. Curb Stomp
Seth Rollins’ former finisher, and the most recently banned move, one which almost seems inexplicable. Certainly the name is distasteful, but WWE has re-branded controversial moves in the past without batting an eye (hey kids, ask an older fan what John Cena’s finishers used to be called). Arguably, it’s even a ridiculously easy move to take safely, as it allows the opponent to cushion their fall with their arms, and even turn their head to lessen the impact. However, WWE’s official policy is that it’s a move which targets the head, and with increased attention being paid to concussions, they chose to remove that move from common use. In the end, it’s hard to complain about them protecting their workers, no matter what the reason.