Following the news that WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon had decided to ban a certain wrestling move going forward, it caused some intrigue by fans over exactly what led to him making that decision.
Of course, that move is powerbombs into the turnbuckles, also known as bucklebombs. The move was removed from the list of authorized moves used by talents during in-ring performances.
Dave Meltzer provided an update on the latest episode of Wrestling Observer Radio. Meltzer brought up Kairi Sane recently taking a scary bump into the buckles while wrestling Nia Jax in a match on Monday Night Raw.
Meltzer noted how everyone was concerned that Sane might’ve been injured as a result of that spot.
“That was the one that caused it,” he said. Meltzer also talked about how he was surprised the move wasn’t banned when Sting suffered an injury after taking the move from Seth Rollins at Night of Champions 2015.
“There were people who were wanting it banned before that. It was one of those things where there were people against it. When that thing happened it was kind of like that was the straw that broke the camel’s back and Vince banned it.”
Meltzer added that there’s no word yet on whether powerbombs onto the ring apron or barricades have been banned.
You can listen to Meltzer talking about the move being banned here: