What an odd announcement. There are certain quirks in wrestling that you know as soon as you see them. These are the kind of things that are only going to be taking place in wrestling and they make for some rather confusing moments if you do not know that to expect. Some of these have stood the test of time but now we will not be seeing one of them again.
The big trick to wrestling is making fans believe what they are seeing. This is the case both when it comes to the stories they are telling and also the fights that the wrestlers have. That can be quite the impressive trick to pull off but the masters do it well. You have to make fans believe that they are seeing a real fight and the illusion can be shattered in a hurry. WWE now has a new rule to help change that.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE is no longer allowing wrestlers to slap their thigh to make extra noise when they throw a kick. There is also the chance that WWE is fining its wrestlers over the practice. According to Fightful Select, the order went out in February and there was a sign up at the most recent WWE television shows making it clear that the practice was not allowed.
There have been some great kicks in WWE history. Check out some of the better ones:
Opinion: I can certainly go with this one as the kicks often lose so much of their impact when the thigh slap is included. It is one of the more obvious things that you can see in wrestling and really takes away the illusion. Why do something like that when it is just going to be distracting and hurt things that much? This is long overdue and might take away a few of the obvious moments that makes what you are seeing seem fake.
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 30 wrestling books.
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