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AEW’s Internal Banned List Released

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According to Fightful Select, AEW has a safety protocol for their wrestlers & some things are banned from being used or done during a match.

Below is the banned list:

– Unprotected chair shots to the head

– Shots to the back of the head

– Buckle Bombs & blind moves backward into the turnbuckle

– Fencing responses (unnatural position of arms following a concussion)

– Seizure sells

– Spitting, bleeding in the crowd, weapons or projectiles in the crowd, taking drinks or food from guests in the crowd or physical contact with the crowd (although MJF has done this)

– Blood on objects should also not be thrown in the crowd

The following needs to be approved by medics & coaches:

– Spots and bumps on the ring apron and outside

– Table/ladder/chair spots in and out of the ring (Only allowed with padding)

– Any elevated spots outside of the barricades (dives and ladder spots on stage, around the arena, and other places outside of the ring)

– All piledriver/tombstone variations, including: sit down drivers, inverted/poison hurricarana and vertebreakers

– High-risk dives or top rope moves (450, 630, double moonsaults, SSP, etc.)

– Intentional bleeding (of any sort, not just blading)

– Throwing people into/through/over ring steps, commentary table, bell table, or guardrails/barricades

– Chairs, pipes, kendo sticks, hammers, ring bells, bats, chains, Title belts

– Thumbtacks, skewers, barbed wire, and other sharp/puncturing objects

– Powders, aerosol sprays, or liquids

– Throwing any weapons or objects – chairs, etc.

– Choking/strangling with hands or a weapon or hanging spots

– Injury spots or angles, whether or not medical is involved/called to the ring

– Any physicality in the crowd or crowd brawling

– Any physicality involving referees, managers, extras, celebrities, or special guests

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