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An edict issued by WWE officials may explain why there are so many minor injuries, and some significant injuries, on the WWE NXT brand.

It was noted on Wrestling Observer Live by Bryan Alvarez that NXT talents have been told to "lay it in" on each other for some time now. There's no word on when the rule was passed down, but it was noted that this was done before AEW really got off the ground and brought the competition on Wednesday nights.

It's often said by viewers that NXT matches appear to be more hard-hitting than what we see on RAW and SmackDown, and that some of the in-ring work is more aggressive. Some may chalk it up to the up & coming NXT Superstars fighting for their spots, but it sounds like there's more to it as the roster has been told to "lay it in" when they're performing in the ring.
Source: WWE NXT Talents Reportedly Told To "Lay It In" During Matches - Wrestling Inc.
 

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@Chris JeriG.O.A.T Sasha was ahead of the curve in 2014. Remember when people tried to give her shit for being too stiff with her strikes? Now, that's the standard.
We can thank Fit Finlay and Norman Smiley for that, when she first got to NXT she got in trouble for not wrestling feminine enough, (I imagine that was Bill DeMott or Johnny Ace who told her that), Finlay and Norm said "fuck that, wrestle like a wrestler".

Nowadays almost all the women work snug which just makes people like Becky and Riho stand out in a bad way.
 

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I don't understand why they hate Sasha a lot with her wrestling style, it's her psychology play from her,the shoot and stiff work are still required to make the viewers believe the wrestling can be look serious sometimes.

Shinsuke vs Sami from Dallas 2016 is good example from definition of good hard hitting style.
 

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It's probably something you tell many newer wrestlers. Not the more veteran wrestlers we see weekly. Also a reaction to Matt Riddle's knee strike that missed (safely) and went viral.

I don't think this was directed to most wrestlers we see on the weekly TV episodes.
 

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I don't want people to get hurt, but every time I see someone going soft enough not to break an egg I cringe. Just a little bit stiffsky on strikes and stuff should be OK. The problem of the lame unconvincing strike is one of the fundamental issues.
 

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The last SD house show i went to, you could see a foot of air between punches and kicks, and the landings were so soft, they couldn't get the ring impact to reverb into the sound system.
 
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