Over the weekend, WWE did a live event in Syracuse, New York. AJ Styles was one of the participants of the show. He worked a match against Tyler Breeze. It was said that Styles dominated the match on offense. The most interesting thing to come out of the show is the fact that AJ used the slingshot flying forearm as his finisher instead of the Styles Clash. Reports had surfaced that management was against him using his finisher.
March 19, 2016
When AJ Styles first showed up in WWE, he didn't immediately use the finishing move that he made world famous. That led many to believe that management was not allowing him to do the Styles Clash. It turns out that there were some hesitancy backstage in regards to allowing that move to be used. Vince McMahon apparently found out that Yoshi Tatsu was once seriously injured when the finisher was botched during a match in Japan.
March 3, 2016
There are rumors floating around that Nikki Bella might have damaged her neck and back because of her constant use of her finishing move, the Rack Attack. The WWE diva has her spine compressed each time she comes crashing down with her opponents on her shoulders. There are talks that management might come up with a different move for her to use as a finisher.
December 28, 2015
While doing a podcast interview with Chris Jericho, the Dudley Boyz revealed that they once had major backstage heat with Scott Hall because he threatened to kick out of their finishing move. The two of them have taken a lot of pride in their finisher over the years, noting that only Masato Tanaka and Chris Sabin have been allowed to kick out of the pin after taking the double team move.
October 31, 2015
The history books were changed when Kevin Nash and Scott Hall left WWE for WCW. New details from that chapter have been revealed. During a podcast interview with Steve Austin, Hall revealed that one of the reasons why Nash was willing to leave the promotion was because management sided with Bret Hart in his decision to refuse to take the power bomb finisher. Nash felt that management did not have enough respect for him.
October 7, 2015
Even though he has not been using the finishing move since the rumors first sprung up, Seth Rollins is denying that WWE has banned him from using the Curb Stomp. He did so again recently during a questions and answers session with fans at a convention. He teased that he might bring the move back for a big event, but for the time being, his finisher is going to be the Pedigree. The widespread belief is that there actually is a ban in place.
May 27, 2015
In a match that spilled all over the arena, John Cena defeated Rusev in an I Quit match to retain the United States Heavyweight Championship at Payback. The action spilled out to ringside, through the audience and at the entrance ramp before heading back into the ring. Once there, Cena managed to use the removed top rope to provide extra leverage to his STFU submission finisher. Lana decided that she had seen enough and stopped things.
May 17, 2015
A lot of discussion has been had by the internet wrestling community this week about WWE banning Seth Rollins from using the Curb Stomp finisher because it is deemed as being dangerous. During a recent interview, Triple H revealed that there is a move that he has always been afraid to sell. The former world heavyweight champion revealed that he has frequently refused to sell the move where he rams his shoulders into the ring post.
April 23, 2015
While it is a thing of beauty to behold, the flying leg drop that Fandango has been using as a finisher is causing some concerns backstage in WWE. Many feel that his body is taking a lot of damage by performing that move several nights a week. Rumors have it that officials are trying to come up with a new finishing move for the dancing star. He used a sit out suplex slam back when he was performing under the name of Johnny Curtis.
April 21, 2015