Getting off on the right foot. Wrestling is the most unique sporting event and form of entertainment in the world. Where else do you get the combination of athleticism, acting and storytelling at the same time? Wrestlers have to remember what they have been doing as of late and incorporate that into each match. That is how it is supposed to go at least, but WWE seems to have another idea.
According to Wrestling Observer Radio, WWE is now telling wrestlers to not sell any injuries during their entrances. No matter what has happened in any previous matches, wrestlers are to perform their entrances as usual. There is no word on when this policy was enacted, though Seth Rollins sold his rib injury during his entrance at Summerslam. It is not clear why the policy was put into place.
This isn’t something they should sell? Check out Rollins’ beatdown at the hand of Brock Lesnar:
Opinion: This comes off as something WWE is doing for the sake of putting smiles on the fans’ faces, no matter how little sense that it might make. Injuries can be a nice way to advance the story of a match and if the wrestlers aren’t selling them on the way to the ring, it is going to make for some rather odd moments when they start selling them after the bell rings. This doesn’t seem like the most logical move in the world, which is probably why it is taking place.
Do you agree with this policy? What should WWE do to sell injuries? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the History Of In Your House.
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