|Joined: ||Sun Dec 2nd, 2007|
|Location: ||Texas, New York|
|Rossi's right. The basic rule was "near miss" and "rub the forehead" (or arm in some cases) as you said. While there was the occasional bump into the wire, it was more to keep them in the ring with the added danger of bloodshed by (the heel) trying to get out or someone trying to get in.
I do remember in the Sheepherders vs. Fantastics Barbed wire cage matches, there was some throwing into the wire like throwing a guy into the fence during a regular cage match. But the guy who really started the bumps and getting tangled in the wire, and gigging multiple parts of the body that would be the norm later on, was Onita in FMW.