One star revealed that Vince McMahon allowed them to circumvent the list of banned moves in WWE upon their return to the company.
Over the years, WWE has been known to stop allowing its wrestlers to perform certain moves out of concern for either the wrestlers’ safety or fear that moves may be copied by untrained individuals. The list has evolved over the years, but some of the moves that have been banned in the past include the piledriver, the DDT, and various forms of suplexes.
However, according to WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle on a recent episode of The Kurt Angle Show (available early via AdFreeShows), certain stars were allowed to use moves even when they were banned by the company, and he was one of these individuals.
“Vince McMahon pulled me aside and said ‘Listen, I know 90% of your repertoire are suplexes and I want you to keep them because I know you’re safe with them, you never land anybody their head, and I trust you that you’ll continue to do a good job. He allowed me to continue to do my belly-to-belly suplex and my German suplexes. The thing is, I was really grateful for that … because that’s what I did. That’s my offense, and thank god Vince McMahon continued to let me use it.”
Continuing, Kurt Angle said that he understands why certain moves are banned by the company even when exceptions are made, because some wrestlers don’t know their limits and need to be protected from themselves.
“The boys would’ve killed themselves. The office had to monitor the boys, because if it were up to them, they would’ve been doing the craziest sh*t in the ring, and everybody would be getting injured.”
No stranger to injuries over his decades-long career, Kurt Angle recently underwent double knee surgery and is recovering well according to his latest update.