AEW has a lot of things going on, and a recent banned moves list lit up several headlines. Now, it appears that there isn’t much worry within the roster about these new limitations for their work in the ring.

Many banned moves made sense, like no choking, faking seizures, or unprotected chair shots to the head. If anything, this was done to make sure that advertisers aren’t turned off by the product as they have in the past with hardcore wrestling.

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted that AEW talent don’t seem too concerned about this new set of rules. If anything, they understand what is going on, and don’t predict that there will be a problem, or fine, until someone outright breaks those rules.

The belief from one wrestler is that they think that unless somebody just outright defies the rules and flaunts it, that a violation in the moment of excitement might lead to a minor fine.


Another noted the banned moves listed are the same moves banned for years, that is was just put down on paper and reiterated and they may be enforced more closely. As far as eliminating fake seizures (done once in company history) or spitting on a wrestler (which nobody will notice is gone), that won’t make any difference.

One person noted the hope that there will be less repeated spots on a show, noting they’ve tried that because at the Las Vegas PPV because Anarchy in the Arena was going to be a bloodbath, that nobody else on the show was supposed to bleed.

AEW featured an unconventional pro wrestling product at times. That can include certain risks that the company isn’t comfortable taking anymore. Only time will tell what’s next, but AEW will keep going on, despite these little changes.

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