Leg slapping could also be a factor of the previous, at the very least in WWE.
Dave Meltzer reported within the newest Wrestling Observer E-newsletter that there’s a narrative going round within the firm about WWE fining wrestlers for “thigh slapping” when throwing kicks so as to add sound results.
A few of the wrestlers have complained publicly in regards to the present era of wrestlers slapping their leg however “thigh slapping” or “leg slapping” dates again to the 50s when Mr. Wrestling II would do a again slap on his opponents when he would hit a knee elevate and plenty of wrestlers in all many years have been recognized to slap their leg or opponents again.
It was famous that Chris Adams did the thigh slap superkick when he got here to the USA from the UK and Shawn Michaels, who is without doubt one of the key folks in NXT, grew up watching Adams.
The Observer notes that a memo was despatched out to NXT expertise about thigh slapping in matches.