Vince McMahon ‘Furious’ With Baron Corbin Backstage

The biggest topic of discussion in WWE nowadays is about Vince McMahon wanting to ban WWE Superstars slapping their legs while performing a superkick. It was stated that WWE sent down the notice to NXT Superstars that they would be fined for slapping their thighs while performing a superkick. Vince McMahon was told to ‘fire’ a Smackdown champion.



Now it seems there is more to the story than initially thought. As stated by Tom Prichard on his podcast, as recapped by, it was stated that he heard from a source that Baron Corbin performing a sloppy leg slap made Vince McMahon think very poorly of the method altogether. We had previously covered this fact.

Now it seems Dave Meltzer also reported on the fact in this week’s edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, as he stated that a ‘big wrestler’ on Friday Night Smackdown performed a very abysmal leg slap while hitting a superkick. The identity was not revealed, and it’s likely a second wrestler in addition to Corbin.

The backstage reception to the banning of leg slapping has been far from positive as many were not a fan of this ban. Even WWE Hall Of Famer Shawn Michaels previously commented on the ban.

“Clearly, I look back, and I go, ‘OK, I did it. I just did one.’ I’m always of the cloth. I can remember when I started [doing leg slaps], people telling me, ‘Too fast, too much, too this,’ and there’s a balance there. They were right in some respects, and at the same time, the business also evolves and changes. Football isn’t played the same. Basketball isn’t played the same, so I don’t know. I’m somebody that embraces those changes. I feel like somewhere in the middle, and balance is so important. I appreciate the style of today. I appreciate the athleticism of the performers of today. Are they perfect? No. But neither were we.”

Harrison Carter
Harrison Carter
Harrison Carter has been a huge pro wrestling fan since 2002, and it's been his first love ever since then. He has years of writing experience for all things pro wrestling. His interests outside of wrestling include films, books and soccer.

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