The WWE has banned performers from bleeding in the ring since 2008, and most people never had the slightest of idea why this took place.

However, it appears we can all lay our blame at the feet of Shawn "The Heartbreak Kid" Michaels.

Two former wrestlers Chris Jericho and Shawn Michaels recently had a little chitchat on a podcast called "Talk is Jericho." Both men talked about their feud back in 2008 and why the WWE no longer allows wrestlers to bleed on the floor.

The whole thing took place at The Great American Bash in July 2008 when Michaels and Jericho faced off against each other. However, the fight ended prematurely after Michaels began to bleed heavier than usual, and this forced the referee to name Jericho the winner.

After the match had ended, WWE chairman Vince McMahon announced that there would be no more blood in the ring.

"The blow off was supposed to be at 'SummerSlam' for our angle, and one little detour was the first match we had when I beat you up so bad they had to call it," said Jericho to Michaels. "You were bleeding. That was the last time Vince allowed blood in WWE."

Michaels replied by saying he begged Vince to bleed in the ring, but he had no intention to drain blood that much. At the end of the day, though, he thought it was awesome.

"Yeah, they're no longer allowed to have blood because I got too much that night. Before the match, I begged Vince and told him 'I have to bleed for this angle. You gotta let me get some color up over my eye,' and he said 'Okay, just get a little.' For the record, I sincerely only meant to get a little. But I did it, and I hit that bad boy, and it was so awesome!"

He got what he wanted, but things didn't turn out as planned.

It is sad to see what the WWE has become after the attitude era. Nowadays, everything is child's play -- the new wrestlers are not exciting. We hope someone at the top returns the WWE back to its glory days before it is too late.

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