WWE wrote here on dot com that both Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton were fined for “chair strikes to the head” used during their match on this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw.
Dot com, using Triple H’s kayfabe position of WWE COO, quoted the following:
“We don’t allow chair shots to the head in WWE,” WWE COO Triple H informed WWE.com. “We understand it was in the heat of the moment but we take this very seriously and as a result, [Orton and Bryan] were fined.”
Orton was also quoted saying that the fine was “enough.”
I’m under the assumption this is legitimate although no announcement was posted on WWE’s corporate website. The only other time that I can remember fines being issued for chair shots to the head was to Triple H and The Undertaker for their match at Wrestlemania XXVII in 2011. You can read that article at this link.
WWE banned unprotected chair shots to the head in 2010.
Thanks to Wrestling News World reader Ciprian Danciulescu for sending the dot com link.