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Headshots, piledrivers in AEW

I'm sure everyone else noticed last night during the battle royal, tommy dreamer hit multiple people in the head with trash can lids. We all know this has been taboo in WWE for a long, long time. We also saw multiple piledrivers and variations throughout the night.

What are your thoughts on this? I, for one welcome it whole heartedly. Sure, it puts the wrestlers at risk for CTE down the line, but I think done sparingly and when it can make a match better, it sure adds to the realism of it all. I'm not saying go full on "sandman" with singapore canes all the time, but it was a breath of fresh air to see weapons used as weapons. The back spots only go so far.

And piledrivers? Well, I remember those!
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Re: Headshots, piledrivers in AEW

I'm okay with it but please use them sparingly.

I have no interest in seeing someone take 10 piledrivers in one match.

They should be a last resort finisher by seasoned vets, not amateurs.
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Re: Headshots, piledrivers in AEW

I like to see them, but I also fully understand why the WWE took the stance it did over them. The AEW is obviously entitled to allow them, but they can’t complain if/when the lawsuits start coming up in a few years time.

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Re: Headshots, piledrivers in AEW

Don't do it all the time, but sparingly and especially for the bigger shows, I think it's fine.
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Re: Headshots, piledrivers in AEW

Trash can lids are flimsy.

No chair headshots please and thank you. The Attitude Era midcard has been a graveyard for a long time and now we're getting started on the 2000s unfortunately

I really don't even think it adds anything. Just let it die

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I'm all for it. If you're man enough to take a chair shot, good on you. If you're too much of a pussy, good on you. Just put some good 'ol fashion wrasslin out there and I'm happy.
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Re: Headshots, piledrivers in AEW

Pile drivers if they are safe - no issue. I mean there is risk with many moves. I'd like to see less though to keep the move protected as dangerous and as a finisher.

Trash can lid is used because it makes much more noise than actual impact.
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I think trash cans lids are fine. Anything but a steel chair. Something super flimsy and not hard by all means do it. Chances are it won’t cause CTE as much as a steel chair would. Also don’t hit them as hard. What Dreamer did is fine in my book
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Pile drivers if they are safe - no issue. I mean there is risk with many moves. I'd like to see less though to keep the move protected as dangerous and as a finisher.

Trash can lid is used because it makes much more noise than actual impact.
They also look more brutal because they deform, but that actually makes it safer because a lot of the energy is absorbed by the lid.
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Re: Headshots, piledrivers in AEW

Yeah it was nice to see them along with a bit of blood to sell a feud.

I agree they should be used sparingly though. Got no problems with all that happening on a debut PPV show and getting everything out there to show people that there's no restrictions and this company is willing to give everyone what they want to see. I don't want to be seeing blading for the sake of it though. It worked with Cody/Dustin. It probably wouldn't work for Jericho/Page for the title with it being their first ever match and Jericho being the 20+ year veteran against a young man.
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