One prominent wrestler noted to Dave Meltzer that the increase in frequency of eye pokes is because WWE is pushing everyone to be more aggressive with their work style. Cena and Cesaro are the latest victims of the eye poke. The aggressive style is causing people to rush, thus leading to sloppy execution, more eye pokes, potato shots that result in black eyes, concussions and separated shoulders (Wade Barrett).
They are also working with the idea of having moves “just miss.” Basically what that means is that the wrestlers would throw kicks and strikes really fast and hard and just miss. That has led to an increase of concussions beause some of the intended misses end up connecting.
Cesaro suffered a scratch in his match on Monday’s Raw with Kofi Kingston.
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