The John Cena and CM Punk match from WWE Monday Night Raw this week was one of the best wrestling matches on the show in years. However, rajah.com reported on Feb. 26 that Vince McMahon was irate at one moment in the match.
CM Punk hit John Cena with a big piledriver in the match, a move banned by the WWE. The sources backstage said that the only reason there was no disciplinary action taken was because it was CM Punk and John Cena performing the move.
The piledriver used to be a staple of professional wrestling, with Jerry "The King" Lawler using it as his finishing move for years. The Undertaker and Kane also use a version of the piledriver with their Tombstone. However, the Tombstone allows the wrestler to tuck their opponents head while falling forward to protect them from damage.
The piledriver drops an opponent straight down, and there is always a chance of the head dropping and serious damage resulting. When the late Owen Hart hit the piledriver on Stone Cold Steve Austin, he broke Austin's neck. That is what caused Austin's persistent damage that eventually ended his career. With all the worries about concussions, the move was banned by the WWE.
However, on "WWE Monday Night Raw," the match between CM Punk and John Cena was so big that they pulled out moves no one sees them perform, such as John Cena hitting a hurricanrana and Punk delivering the piledriver. Both men will probably hear about it from Vince McMahon, but don't expect any punishment.
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