AEW has been going through a few changes in recent memory, and they introduced some new rules to change things up even more.

There have been discussions circulating about potential changes happening in AEW. Initially, reports suggested that Warner Bros. Discovery expressed interest in expanding AEW’s pay-per-view schedule, potentially increasing it to 12 PPVs per year. Another report indicated that AEW might consider implementing bans on specific moves and practices during matches, such as buckle bombs and unprotected shots to the head.

Now, fans are talking about the fact that AEW introduced banned moves list. This was a very big discussion point within fans, who remember a time when AEW wasn’t supposed to restrict move sets.

RJ City, who is currently an AEW personality and host of the YouTube show “Hey! (EW),” took to Twitter on Thursday afternoon, indirectly referencing the reports by announcing that AEW had prohibited him from mentioning Joan Chen’s 2000 romantic drama film, “Autumn in New York.”


“Autumn in New York” was a moderately successful film 23 years ago, portraying the story of a middle-aged womanizer, played by Richard Gere, who falls in love with a younger woman, played by Winona Ryder, suffering from a heart condition. For reasons unknown, the movie seems to have resonated with City, who referred to it as “timeless” when responding to a joke from Maffew of Botchamania. City expressed uncertainty about whether he would be allowed to reference a film as recent as “Autumn in New York” on AEW TV.

Whether City’s remarks about AEW’s reported bans are meant as a lighthearted response or a confirmation of the upcoming rule changes remains unclear. Ultimately, wrestling fans can only hope that City will be able to freely acknowledge old romantic comedies and dramas whenever he wishes, regardless of any potential restrictions.

We will have to see what’s next for AEW, but they will continue generating a lot of fan interest. What’s your take on the new banned move list? Sound off in the comments!

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