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#101 Posted on
anyone know a WCW ppv where Steiner did the Screwdriver (i'd really like to see that move)?



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#102 Posted on
A few notes after wading through the thread (sheesh, offline for a couple o' days...)

Heart Punch - I first saw this actually used by "Mean" Mark Callous (aka The Undertaker) during his WCW run. I remember the announcer selling it as a potentially lethal move, as it could actually -stop- the opponent's heart, and my little fourteen year old mind completely bought it. What a tool...

What about the Roaring Elbow? Sure, we saw it in ECW a few times, but it'd be awesome for someone to bring it to America again...

I'm glad to see Lesnar using the TKO, as that move was always pretty good in my books.

Tornado DDT? That's a legit finisher if I ever saw one, but the only person using it is Chavo, who's never on bloody TV.

Other finishers I miss:

Camel Clutch (properly done): I know Steiner Recliner is a variation, but, frankly, it sucks.

Full Boston Crab - Rick Martel style, baby! Is it sad that I miss him? He looked so damn good on his final WCW run before he screwed up his leg for good...

And what about Barry Darsow's dreaded ARM BAR OF DOOM!!!





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#103 Posted on
Since I didn't watch much ECW and have never watched puroresu (though I want to sometime or another), I've been curious: What is a roaring elbow? I know Masato Tanaka does it, but I have no idea what it is.



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#104 Posted on
    Originally posted by GodEatGod
    A few notes after wading through the thread (sheesh, offline for a couple o' days...)

    Heart Punch - I first saw this actually used by "Mean" Mark Callous (aka The Undertaker) during his WCW run. I remember the announcer selling it as a potentially lethal move, as it could actually -stop- the opponent's heart, and my little fourteen year old mind completely bought it. What a tool



Actually a strong enough blow to the chest can cause the heart to skip a beat or even stop. There have been cases of kids getting killed at little league games because a baseball hits them in the chest.

(edited by Tragic1 on 6.4.02 2358)
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#105 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.18

The Roaring/Rolling Elbow is basically a discus elbow. The giver spins around before throwing the elbow/forearm.

Used by Tanaka and more notably, Mitsuharu Misawa.



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#106 Posted on
That does make sense, although Mark's punch was so loose there's still now way I should've bought it The jobber in question sold it well, though, as I recall. Still, since it has some basis in reality (a la the Mandible Claw), I don't see why it couldn't still get over as a finisher.

The Roaring Elbow's value isn't so much in its execution, but in the insane face Tanaka makes when he throws it. You've just gotta believe the move's effective because he sure as hell looks like he does.



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#107 Posted on
Since you guys brought up Masato Tanaka's Roaring Elbow , that got me to thinking about his match with Mike Awesome at " Heat Wave 98 " so I went and found this...

" The two brought their feud to the shores of the U.S., facing each other at ECW's Heat Wave '98 PPV. The two put on a spectacular match as Tanaka executed an Awesome Bomb on Awesome (dropping your opponent in a power bomb down to the floor through a table) before scoring the pin. "
at http://www.canoe.ca/WrestlingStarBios/awesome.html

Man , that Awesome Bomb was , well , AWESOME !







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#108 Posted on
I think the awesome bomb will go the way of the vertebreaker. Even if, in some twist of fate, Mike Awesome ever became any kind of threat in the WWF, a fed that is so squeamish about high impact moves won't let him use it (Maybe on Spike, or one of the dark show guys).

Put me down for someone who misses the pile-driver (in any of it's forms). I'd like to see the Nail in the Coffin again too, because it would mean I get to see Vampiro.



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#109 Posted on
I think the awesome bomb will go the way of the vertebreaker. Even if, in some twist of fate, Mike Awesome ever became any kind of threat in the WWF, a fed that is so squeamish about high impact moves won't let him use it (Maybe on Spike, or one of the dark show guys).

Mike Awesome used the Awesome Bomb out of the ring as recent as last Fall, during the Alliance battle royal on a Smackdown episode. He powerbombed Tommy Dreamer over the top rope and through a table the Dudleys had set up.

And it's nitpicking, but the Tanaka/Awesome Heatwave '98 match actually ended with a tornado DDT onto two chairs, not with that (awesome) Awesome Bomb.
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#110 Posted on
They should bring back the GHETTO BLASTER.. the old school one that Bad News Brown did back in the day.. not what they renamed Booker T's leaping side kick into..

And yea.. why did T stop using the Harlem Hangover.. I liked when be busted out a modified one on the Big Show after he lost his WCW title..



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#111 Posted on
It was the Axe kick that got renamed the ghetto blaster (my vote for dumbest move re-name in all of wrestling ever. "Whisper in the Wind" comes in a close second).

The old ghetto blaster I think has gone the way of the DDT. The enziguri isn't a credible finisher anymore, ever the "unassisted" one like the ghetto blaster. RVD actually busted one out recently also.

My understanding is that Booker doesn't have the knees for the Harlem Hangover anymore (he would have to call it something else now anyway). I didn't like that running one he did on Big Show myself. While it's a general concensus that he needs a new finisher, Idon't think that's it.

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#112 Posted on



What about submission finishers like Benoit's? I'm always a big fan of those just because they look realistic.



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#113 Posted on

    Originally posted by Nykk
    I think the awesome bomb will go the way of the vertebreaker. Even if, in some twist of fate, Mike Awesome ever became any kind of threat in the WWF, a fed that is so squeamish about high impact moves won't let him use it (Maybe on Spike, or one of the dark show guys).

    Mike Awesome used the Awesome Bomb out of the ring as recent as last Fall, during the Alliance battle royal on a Smackdown episode. He powerbombed Tommy Dreamer over the top rope and through a table the Dudleys had set up.

    And it's nitpicking, but the Tanaka/Awesome Heatwave '98 match actually ended with a tornado DDT onto two chairs, not with that (awesome) Awesome Bomb.



Maybe I should have been more specific. I don't think they will let Mike Awesome use that move on anyone they care about. Barring the injured main eventers (Stone Cold, Chris Benoit) who have a legitimate concern, I don't think they would him do that to anyone who could potentially draw. During the Invasion, he missed that move so often (At least the run to the corner version) that I nearly crapped my pants when he hit it on Dreamer.



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#114 Posted on

    Originally posted by MoeGates
    It was the Axe kick that got renamed the ghetto blaster (my vote for dumbest move re-name in all of wrestling ever. "Whisper in the Wind" comes in a close second).

    Moe



I don't know. I think the "Five-Arm" (flying forearm) was one of the worse named finishers.

And I think the last two guys to use that finisher was Tom Zenk and Tito Santana? Anyone else that has used the flying forearm as a finisher?



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#115 Posted on
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#116 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.18

I love the "five arm" gimmick, because "it's more effective than a forearm."

A guilty pleasure.



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#117 Posted on
Another great finisher: King Kong Bundy's 'count to five' pin. Well, a pin finishes the match.:)
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