Indie wrestling events are being severely limited in Lousiana in regards to what they can do in the ring.
A detailed list is floating around social media and it’s pretty extensive and somewhat over-the-top. There is no pun intended but indie events are literally prohibited from sending anyone over the top rope for any spot.
But as noted in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, this won’t apply to WWE or ROH because they are considered “major league events.”
It was noted that this all comes from a tragic accident where Aldus Bergeron was paralyzed in a post-match assault in the ring and he sued Jason Dupre and the Louisiana Athletic Commission. In turn, the Athletic Commission regulated the show and Bergeron won a substantial settlement of several million dollars.
Therefore, Louisiana isn’t going to mess around with WrestleMania week and there will be a strict rule enforced. How they’re going to keep track of every single show going on all weekend is another story, but it doesn’t look like WWE and ROH won’t have to worry about those rules. But other indie companies will have to abide by the rules or risk having the show shut down.
Screenshot from this article highlighting the “banned moves”
— David Starr (@TheProductDS) March 29, 2018
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