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State regulations keeping big pro wrestling shows out of Kentucky

Hey wrestling fans: have you ever wondered why the big WWE shows don’t come to Kentucky? According to Insider Louisville, it’s because of Kentucky’s strict state regulations, which stop action if there’s blood in the ring:

According to state regulations under the Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Authority, if any performer accidentally bleeds during a match, it must be immediately stopped until they receive medical attention and stop the bleeding – a rule that does not apply to the non-scripted and more dangerous boxing and mixed martial arts bouts. While this hasn’t stopped WWE from having smaller house shows in Kentucky, arena general managers tell Insider Louisville this rule has caused them to stop holding their nationally televised WWE Raw and pay-per-view events in the state.

Kentucky’s regulations on wrestling and boxing are apparently the strictest in the country when it comes to this issue, and it’s costing the state millions in potential revenue.

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3 Comments for State regulations keeping big pro wrestling shows out of Kentucky

  1. James
    9:48 pm June 3, 2015 Permalink

    Since WWE went PG they usually pause or go home when someone bleeds, and they don’t bleed that often anymore anyways.

  2. kyle
    11:25 pm June 3, 2015 Permalink

    Wwe already does this. They don’t “blade” (intentionally bleed) anymore and if the accidentally bleed the stop the match and stop the bleeding on the spot.

    • UKAndrew
      8:05 am June 4, 2015 Permalink

      Not always. They didn’t stop the Lesnar/Reigns match at WrestleMania when Lesnar started bleeding.