The Daniel Bryan/Randy Orton fines from WWE are legitimate. According to WWE sources, the actual fines were for the top rope spot. That was the only chair shot that was directly to the head. Orton did try and protect Daniel Bryan because he held back on the swing of the chair, but the move is still banned in WWE.
WWE.com has a new interview up with WWE physician Dr. Chris Amann where he talks about Impact testing and how concussions are handled in WWE today.
Amann added, “We manage concussions as do otherprofessional sports organizations. The latest guidelines out of Zurich, Switzerland, that were created in 2012 in a consensus statement give us the latest guidelines and expert opinion on how to manage concussions. We use ImPACT Testing and we also use exertion testing.
“Exertion testing is a process of getting somebody in the situation of their own sports-specific exertion. For example, with a Superstar, we want to get them in the ring, exert them in the ring and have them do moves and activities similar to what their sport is. We want to see if that provokes any symptoms of a concussion, such as headaches, blurred vision or dizziness.”
To check out the full interview, click here.