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The 7 - Pro Wrestling - Floatover DDT?
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#1 Posted on 19.8.05 1358.38
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Wow...it's been a while since I've posted in Wrestling. Anyway,

Does anyone use the Floatover DDT anymore? The Rock used to do it, and I always though it was a great move, both for how it looked and for it's role in the dramatic arc of a match (it's a great "face is getting beat up, all hope looks lost, here comes a clothesline by the heel, wait, he floats over, DDT! And both men are down!). Is it tough to pull off or dangerous and that's why nobody uses it?
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#2 Posted on 19.8.05 1514.19
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like you said, it only works as a face fighting back move. the only one imo who could use it and make it look good is Shelton Benjamin. His offence is variable enough to not make it look like a standard spot.

In the same vibe, I always dig the huge Undertaker ddt he does when someone puts their heads down too early for a back body drop. He really jumps up and back down making it look like he is killing his opponent. Always impactful.
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#3 Posted on 21.8.05 1320.47
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Speaking of The Rock, no one mentions that this move is where he got the "laying the smack down" catchphrase. That was the name of his floatover DDT, a move he stopped doing once he became a big-time main-eventer.

I can't recall another move in which its name outlived the actual use of the maneuver. Certianly not a move whose name became such a marketing monster for the WWE.
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#4 Posted on 21.8.05 1334.42
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    Originally posted by Matt Tracker
    Speaking of The Rock, no one mentions that this move is where he got the "laying the smack down"


I thought that was the final punch where he spit on his hand...
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#5 Posted on 21.8.05 1343.54
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It started off as the DDT, but when that didn't stick (like when they tried to change the name of the "Stone old Stunner" to "Austin 3:16") it got moved over to the big punch and was done so as if it was always the big punch.

I think the guys doing the Smackdown video games also kept it as the name of the DDT for a while too, which added to the confusion.


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