WWE has made a new announcement that will not allow the 450 Splash, or the Shooting Star press any longer. One such incident recently occurred and Paul London was threatened to be fired.
I know the moves are dangerous, but you do not see MEXICO eliminating the Shooting Star Press or any other high flying, high danger move. Is that to say Mexican wrestling is better than WWE?
No, of course not.
However, I do believe that there is a misnomer in the world of WWE. I believe that by grounding their cruiser weight champions and teams, they are eliminating a key factor that makes them remotely better than the competition. A good shooting star press is great, a bad one, is dangerous, as we have seen before.
But now, if TNA allows such things, then WWE is going to be fighting back to get their cruiser weights a little better in the world of the fans. However, the fans aren't going to appreciate this move at all.
By turning down these moves, the WWE is telling their fans that they don't appreciate their need or want for a high flying small man. In fact, WWE has never liked the small guy.
I caught raw last night, and it did nothing for me.