point proves that WWE was smart in wanting to protect him. You have to trust the talent. To me, it seems like WWE just had a meeting over wrestler protection that Monday and this was the first case of it in action, taking it too far.
It seems Orton and Bryan, who have had a great series together, are both the target of a ton of safety concerns for WWE. Both recently got fined for a chair shot that Bryan took to the head from Orton. Guess the Kendo Shots to the head didn’t get press huh WWE?
WWE has had several problems in fairness when it comes to this as well.
Think about it. Did Cena or Lesnar get fined when they bled and both targeted the head? Cena even hit Lesnar in the head with a chain. Which is just as dangerous as the chair.
It’s the stigma of the steel chair that WWE is being completely idiotic about. While they did nothing about Cena/Lesnar, they did fine Triple H for using a chair to hit Undertaker in their Wrestlemania match around the same time.
Double standard? Hell yes!
The one with Orton and Bryan was more accidental as well. It seemed that Orton was not prepared for Bryan to come the way he did. He swung the chair then backed it off when he saw Bryan coming head first to protect him. Yet they fine Bryan for that? An accident that was on Orton?
If it was planned, which I also think happened with Undertaker/Triple H, you’d think everyone involved knew the policy. And you’d also think that Vince McMahon allowed the spot as most of that type of stuff would go through him. Especially in the case of Taker/Triple H. If anyone knew the policy it would be Triple H. Who was pretty douche like going by his statements in regards to the head shot policy when he himself broke it under the same policy.
WWE has not released how much anyone was fined. This makes most people think WWE is just covering their own tails by announcing a fine on WWE.com, and not doing a press release to all stock holders and news outlets. And to others, it’s just something people think is an addition to the Bryan/Orton story. In the end, most feel no one has been fined over head shots done.
While this may or may not be true when it comes to fines being given for real, my problem always comes down to when things are overly done. If you’re told to do something or told its okay to do, yet get fined for it, that’s idiotic to me.
Sure, WWE Superstars aren’t hurting for money. Just like NFL players aren’t hurting for money usually. But the principle of the thing is still valid. No fines should be given if one is told to or Okayed to do something. And double standards should also be eliminated. If you must fine or punish someone, make it fair to all stars. I don’t expect you to suspend John Cena, but if he fails a drug policy, I want his happy butt off my TV for a month.
Overkill when it comes to match safety should also be analyzed too. We’ve seen how it’s started to ruin the game for the NFL fans. Why do the same for wrestling when you can protect, but not go too far with it?
I get that safety is a good thing for the wrestler. But, trust them to take care of themselves in a ring and only get involved when it’s very necessary such as when there is an obvious break, X put up, or major gash that of Mercury level. Anything more, you will ruin the product I love.
Rant over. Let me know your thoughts on WWE’s Wrestler protection Policy. Too far or just enough?
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