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#1 Posted on 18.3.10 0545.00
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WWE is eliminating chairshots to the head. The pdf is here: Click Here (

    Originally posted by WWE
    • The WWE has eliminated using folding metal chairs to "strike" an opponent in the head.

    • The WWE penalizes through fine and/or suspension the following:

    –The intentional use of a folding metal chair to "strike" an opponent in the head.

    –Any blow to the head that is deemed an INTENTIONAL act
I wonder if this allows "protected" headshots, where the victim gets his hand or arm up.

In any case, I think this is a good thing and hopefully other companies follow suit.

(Via 411 - Click Here (

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#2 Posted on 18.3.10 0603.32
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Less headshots, less blade jobs.
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#3 Posted on 18.3.10 0848.46
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Every promotion should put a rule like that in. I wish they put it in ten years ago but better later than never.
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#4 Posted on 18.3.10 0855.55
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Let the comeback of balsa wood commence.
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#5 Posted on 18.3.10 1012.59
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This is sooooo long overdue. Of course the gimic match of "No Holds Barred" with now have to read "No Holds Barred except for the intentional use of a folding metal chair to 'strike' an opponent in the head" match.
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#6 Posted on 18.3.10 1028.11
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I'm torn.

It's a good idea for the health of employees. So, bueno.

But it establishes further the softening of their product while TNA is showing blood on their new live show. If they win over the crucial 18-34 demo by trying to out-Attitude the new kid-friendly WWE, this seems like a bad idea. Announcing it is a good PR move, but they could have phased it out quietly.
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#7 Posted on 18.3.10 1038.20
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This really won't change much. They've already eliminated the practice back in January, it's just now become 'official'. It won't make TNA more competitive, and it won't really hurt WWE.
It's a great move, and anybody who disputes that needs to watch Beyond the Mat again and count the number of shots Foley takes.
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#8 Posted on 18.3.10 1053.07
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I like the move simply because it will make the rare ones that do occur (and they will occur at some point) seem extremely damaging without exposing guys to having their heads bashed every night.
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#9 Posted on 18.3.10 1055.10
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I am torn on this one; it is good because it increases the safety of the WWE superstars but at the same time, does this decrease the validity of TLC matches? Ladder matches are more dangerous in my opinion than steel chairs; people have learned to protect themselves with chair shots when they put their arms and hands up to protect. Ladders on the other hand have more spots and have higher risks. Overall, not really that surprised here as the WWE has taken more and more practices to ensure its PG rating.
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#10 Posted on 18.3.10 1110.22
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Dusty Rhodes (and his ankle) will attest a steel chair is worse than a ladder, every day of the week.
There are so many ways to use a chair, and while they are always using ladders in new ways, 90% of the time it's ramming somebody with it, or jumping off of it. Which I would think would be far safer than swinging a chair.
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#11 Posted on 18.3.10 1505.08
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I'll miss the chair shot to the head. It got a little out of control there for awhile, but I still think it has it's place here and there. You would think they would have come up with a safer chair to use.

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#12 Posted on 18.3.10 1513.59
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You can still have an effective beatdown without using steel chairs to the head. Look at the way Batista beat John Cena until he was nothing more than a quivering mass of jello a few weeks ago. Not a chairshot to the head to be found.
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#13 Posted on 18.3.10 1912.58
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I wish WWE had gotten serious about preventing head injury back when Chris Benoit and his family was still alive. Looking back at his matches now, I cringe every time I see him perform a diving headbutt, given that his brain was essentially that of a 90-year-old Alzheimer's patient upon his death.
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#14 Posted on 18.3.10 2116.24
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Damnit! This means we'll never get to see something like this again...

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#15 Posted on 20.3.10 0854.28
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    Originally posted by Cerebus
    Damnit! This means we'll never get to see something like this again...

    /Rock and Ken Shamrock

That's actually more like a "chair shot uppercut", where you take the brunt of the impact to the lower face/jaw rather than the forehead ... maybe that is a safer way to take a chair shot (although it probably still rattles your brain around your skull in an unnatural way).

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#16 Posted on 21.3.10 1145.11
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I can't remember how to post You Tube, but was there a more meaningful chair shot to the head than this one ...
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