"O, cruel maneuver, thou hast taken another beloved entertainer from the pro wrestling coil." - William Shakespeare I must admit, I'm not a big fan of the banning of specific wrestling moves, but the diving headbutt has built a solid case against itself over the years. This months headline of Daniel Bryan forced into retirement is a harsh example of the danger of this move. But out of other wrestlers who used it in their arsenal, Bryan's story is one of the few that ended positive. I can't cite this story, so I may in fact be corrected, but I recall reading a story of how Dynamite Kid, sitting in his wheelchair, asked Chris Benoit to stop doing the move for his own good. Harley Race has even been quoted as regretful for inventing the move, feeling remorse and to some degree, responsible for Dynamite Kid's paralysis. Race, funny enough, has had the least head and neck injuries out of the four men named in this thread, but I don't think it's a coincidence that the other three suffered from multiple concussions, and two of them broke their necks during their career. Obviously, this move can't be held entirely at fault. Benoit, Kid, and Danielson also had physical styles, and wouldn't shy away from a hit either. However, the diving headbutt is a strange move, as it either looks sloppy for missing or it legit connects, with little wiggle room for error. In my opinion, the move should be dropped from the pro wrestling arsenal. Failing that, no one, NO ONE should be doing it every match as a signature move. Finally, to contextualize my opinions, I am pro piledriver. There's so much more control to a grounded drop on your head than flinging your entire body from the top rope and making head to body contact. What do you think about the diving headbutt?