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#41 JRH

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 12:09 AM

I know it can look cartoony at times, but it'd be nice to see someone pull off an airplane spin. It seems like it's been replaced by the giant swing (which, to be fair, does make more of an impact). Also, I dont know the name of it, but Randy Savage used to have a spot where he'd grab a wrestler and jump out of the ring, dropping his opponent's neck on the top rope. I always thought that was a cool move that someone else should use (and if the wrestler uses a top rope move as a finisher, a good transition to the finisher). And finally, i'd like to see one of the larger wrestlers just do a simple big splash, the last guy I know who did that was Mabel/Viscera/Big Daddy V.



#42 TonyPulis'Cap

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 03:17 AM

I know it can look cartoony at times, but it'd be nice to see someone pull off an airplane spin. It seems like it's been replaced by the giant swing (which, to be fair, does make more of an impact). Also, I dont know the name of it, but Randy Savage used to have a spot where he'd grab a wrestler and jump out of the ring, dropping his opponent's neck on the top rope. I always thought that was a cool move that someone else should use (and if the wrestler uses a top rope move as a finisher, a good transition to the finisher). And finally, i'd like to see one of the larger wrestlers just do a simple big splash, the last guy I know who did that was Mabel/Viscera/Big Daddy V.

 

I always really enjoyed that spot too. I'm not sure if he still does it, but it used to be a fairly regular move that Austin Aries would do. He's about the only guy I've seen do it in recent years though. 



#43 Matt D

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 04:43 AM

I got my wish on the short arm scissors in that Brisco vs Flair match. I'll take new matches from 84 with a move being used over someone in 2018 using it any day.

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 05:35 AM

Would love to see the Russian Legsweep make a comeback as a finisher. If its done right it looks devastating. 



#45 WingedEagle

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 06:07 AM

Tyler Bate regularly uses an airplane spin.



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Posted 01 June 2018 - 07:21 AM

Would love to see the Russian Legsweep make a comeback as a finisher. If its done right it looks devastating. 

Really, I always hated that move.  Who does a good one?  I always remember it looking like the person giving the move hitting the ground first and breaking the fall of the person taking it.  It's on the list with all of the complete shot/downward spiral/reverse STO moves that don't look that devastating to me.



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Posted 01 June 2018 - 07:26 AM

Yeah, the Russian Legsweep is all about execution.



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Posted 01 June 2018 - 07:32 AM

The Full Nelson Slam is a move I think we should see way more.  It is one of those moves that always looks impressive.

 

Konan sucked, but the Tequila Sunrise was a dope looking submission that someone should bring back.

 

Somehow no one uses the slingshot suplex, or the jackhammer as a finisher, but if Big E ever gets a singles push he should use a slingshot jackhammer as a finisher.

 

Zeus in All Japan uses the Jackhammer as his finisher.



#49 gordi

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 07:34 AM

Giant Baba used the Uki Waza, a Judo throw that looks exactly like a Russian Leg Sweep, and to me his version always looked awesome.

 

I think there was a Canadian wrestler in the 80s and 90s who also had the excellence of execution to make it look good. 

 

I also think that when Koji Kanemoto uses the Reverse STO to transition into the Koji Clutch it can look pretty swank. CM Punk apparently thinks so too, since he openly ripped that transition off. 

 

Absolutely agree that both of those moves look bad and dumb when executed poorly, though. 



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Posted 01 June 2018 - 08:46 AM

 

Would love to see the Russian Legsweep make a comeback as a finisher. If its done right it looks devastating. 

Really, I always hated that move.  Who does a good one?  I always remember it looking like the person giving the move hitting the ground first and breaking the fall of the person taking it.  It's on the list with all of the complete shot/downward spiral/reverse STO moves that don't look that devastating to me.

Brad Armstrong, Bret Hart, Ron Starr apparently. 

Brad Armstrong could hit his from anywhere. 



#51 Dreamboat

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 09:30 AM

Really, I always hated that move.  Who does a good one?  I always remember it looking like the person giving the move hitting the ground first and breaking the fall of the person taking it.  It's on the list with all of the complete shot/downward spiral/reverse STO moves that don't look that devastating to me.

I wouldn't know if this is how he always does it, but Negro Casas hit a really sweet looking one on Soberano in a singles match from April. Casas kind of fell slowly backwards, almost like he was rolling back rather than falling, whilst at the same time actively pulling Soberano down by tugging the back of his mask. 100% looked like Soberano was hitting the mat hard and Casas wasn't.



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Posted 01 June 2018 - 10:39 AM

I think the Russian legsweep works best as a setup for the Octagon Special.



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Posted 01 June 2018 - 11:34 AM

I think it's best when done into the guardrail, a la Raven.

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 11:46 AM

I always liked when a Northern Lights suplex hold was the finish. 



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Posted 01 June 2018 - 12:33 PM

Speaking of the Russian Legsweep, one of my biggest wrestling bubble burst moments was finding out it's actually extremely cool and also dangerous and banned in Judo:

 

Giant Baba used the Uki Waza, a Judo throw that looks exactly like a Russian Leg Sweep

Well, I don't remember Baba's Legsweep looking anything like Uki Waza, could just be a neologism or the meaning of the name shifting like it did in Uranage with Hase.



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Posted 02 June 2018 - 09:48 PM

The brainbuster and I dont know the name of the move but I know Koloff and Murdoch used it where they had their opponent in the corner, climbed up and put their knee on the guy's neck and drove it into the mat.

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 10:17 PM

The brainbuster and I dont know the name of the move but I know Koloff and Murdoch used it where they had their opponent in the corner, climbed up and put their knee on the guy's neck and drove it into the mat.


Yeah, love that move too. Bad ass

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 06:35 AM

A simple pointed elbow drop, not a diving elbow drop or multiple jumping elbow drops to a downed opponent but the wrestler lining up an elbow drop to the throat of the downed opponent sort of like how dibiase or earthquake used to do.

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 07:31 AM

The brainbuster and I dont know the name of the move but I know Koloff and Murdoch used it where they had their opponent in the corner, climbed up and put their knee on the guy's neck and drove it into the mat.

 

Calf Brander/Calf Branding

 

A simple pointed elbow drop, not a diving elbow drop or multiple jumping elbow drops to a downed opponent but the wrestler lining up an elbow drop to the throat of the downed opponent sort of like how dibiase or earthquake used to do.

 

Abdullah's pointed elbow drop was a thing of great beauty. 






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