Last Monday night on Raw, John Cena and CM Punk were instrumental in delivering one of the greatest matches in recent memory. Once the match was over, the fans in Dallas gave both superstars a standing ovation, however, Vince McMahon was not very pleased.
According to Wrestling Observer Radio, Vince McMahon was furious with the pair after CM Punk delivered a jaw-dropping piledriver on John Cena.
A piledriver is a professional wrestling move in which one competitor takes another competitor, turns him upside down and drops him on his head. If executed correctly, the move looks gruesome, even though the superstar's head never hits the mat.
Unfortunately, there have been several instances in the past where the move has not been done correctly and has led to severe injuries.
The most famous example of a piledriver gone wrong was during the match between Stone Cold Steve Austin and Owen Hart at Summerslam 1997.
Owen delivered a Tombstone piledriver on Steve Austin, which led to Austin suffering a broken neck.
When Hart was holding Austin in the air, his head was too far down and Austin's neck hit the mat.
In 2000, the WWE banned the piledriver due to the dangers of botching the move.
The only exception to a superstar using the piledriver is if they are given permission ahead of time...and if you are The Undertaker.
So far, there have been no disciplinary actions taken against Punk or Cena.
Punk hitting the piledriver on John Cena made their match on Raw even more epic. It was a sign of desperation after a long hard fight and after Cena kicked out of the GTS.
The piledriver is understandably banned and Cena/Punk may get a slap on the wrist, but the WWE universe and fans at the American Airlines Center will always remember CM Punk vs. John Cena on the 2/25/2013 edition of Monday Night Raw.
Does Vince McMahon have a right to be angry? Should the piledriver continue to be banned from the WWE? Vote in the poll and sound off in the comments section below!
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