According to a new report from FW4Online, WWE is said have instituted a new new policy to be “cracking down on wrestlers for slapping their thigh or leg when throwing kicks.”
The report notes that there is a new sign outside the gorilla position and in the backstage area that reads “Do not slap leg when kicking.”
It is being said Vince McMahon saw someone do a fairly obvious slap during an episode of Friday Night SmackDown and got upset, resulting in the new edict. A memo had been sent NXT talent at one point, but that no one said a word about it since it was sent.
As of this report, it is unknown how WWE will enforce this new rule if is broken by talent.