WWE Superstars leave it all in the ring. Ever since the company went to full high definition their Superstars have been told to “lay it in” during matches. This is nothing new, but it hasn’t stopped either.
During Wrestling Observer Live, Bryan Alvarez discussed the extreme amount of injuries that WWE Superstars go through. This is partly due to the fact that they are told all the time that they need to make sure that contact is made in the squared circle.
“I just don’t get it, but they’re told to lay it in. I don’t know why. Yes, there is bloody noses, there’s bloody mouths, there’s concussions which you can’t say. There are way too many injuries both for NXT and the main roster. We talked about it a million times. For the promotion that’s supposed to be the safer promotion people are getting hurt all the time on NXT, SmackDown, and on RAW.”
He brought up the fact that a few weeks ago 6 different Superstars across the three brands experienced head injuries of some form. They are told at the WWE Performance Center to “lay it in” on a constant basis.
It seems like the idea of “worked punches” might be a thing of the past in WWE.
WWE is a contact sport, but it is also entertainment. When the pain is so real because the punches are landing it changes things completely. This is something that WWE might need to address or they might need to stop acting like blood doesn’t exist after Superstars bust each other open on a regular basis.
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