Ex-WWE Star Blames Vince McMahon For His Biggest Pet Peeve

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Vince McMahon is responsible for a lot of things during his time in charge of WWE but Lance Storm also holds him responsible for his biggest pet peeve in wrestling.

Speaking to Chris Van Vliet, Lance Storm blamed Vince McMahon for his biggest pet peeve in wrestling as a McMahon obsession led to everyone doing the same type of pin:

I think my biggest pet peeve, and I blame Vince, is what I consider just terrible, sh*tty covers on pins. It was a couple of years, actually probably five or eight years ago. But Vince became obsessed you got to hook the leg, you got to hook the leg. And so everyone in WWE started doing this.

Then I think everyone just copies it because that’s what they watch. But I would say nine out of ten pins today, the person goes towards the guy’s hips, grabs the leg, and then rolls his back onto the guy’s stomach. And the guy making the pin is staring at the ceiling with no weight above the dude’s or female’s sternum, it’s like this is terrible. You’re not holding the shoulders down. It’s a terrible visual.

Storm then said that he doesn’t see it as much in TNA – mainly because he works there with the talent and keeps telling them not to do it:

Now there’s a lot fewer of them in TNA because I have been harping on the talent since day one. And it’s like, you can still hook the leg, but go to the shoulders, and you can just tell that everyone’s thinking leg because the person is laying there in front of them and they go towards the hips first. It’s like no, pin the shoulders, you can reach back and get the leg.

Lance Storm also credits Rhea Ripley with her somewhat unique pinning combination that leaves her opponent in doubt as to where they stand:

Then the other thing that I harp on people is when you’re covering the shoulders, chest to chest, your head up, we can see your face. We’ve heard the expression Oh yeah, he always looks to the lights.’ He’s a loser. It’s a part of why she got over, but look at the way Rhea Ripley pins people. You know she won. And you know that she’s the boss. She’s in charge, she won this match.

Vince McMahon No Longer Part Of WWE

Vince McMahon has been accused of sexual assault and sex trafficking in a new lawsuit that has rocked the wrestling world. Vince McMahon resigned as Executive Chairman of TKO as a result of the allegations made against him which are horrifying, to say the least.

McMahon has vowed to clear his name but it has emerged it was his TKO bosses who told him it was best for business if he quit the company.

h/t Inside The Ropes