Indie wrestling events are being severely limited in Lousiana in regards to what they can do in the ring.
A detailed list is floating around social media, and it’s pretty extensive and VERY over-the-top. Essentially Indie events (like WrestleCon) are literally prohibited from allowing wrestlers to perform certain moves!
Here is a complete list of banned manoeuvres:
1. All variations of the Pile Driver;
2. All variations of the Power Bomb;
3. The “Moonsault”, “Shooting Star”, or “450 Splash” or any variation thereof which involves one wrestler, leaping or flipping off the ropes or turnbuckles to contact the head or neck of the opponent with any part of his body;
4. The “Stungun” of any variation thereof which results in the one fighter’s head or neck being dragged or draped across the ropes;
5. The striking of a wrestler’s head with any object, chair, trashcan lid, etc.,
6. No wrestler shall throw, push, shove or force another out of the ring or over the top rope.
Apparently, this won’t apply to WWE or ROH because they are considered “major league events.” (And yes, I agree that feels like a complete cop-out!)
It was noted that this all comes from a tragic accident in 1996 where Aldus Bergeron was paralyzed in a post-match assault in the ring and he sued the promoter and the Louisiana Athletic Commission. In turn, the Athletic Commission began to regulate Pro Wrestling more strictly and Bergeron won a substantial settlement of several million dollars.
Sir Mitch Says: Bureaucracy gone mad!