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#1 Posted on
Am I alone in being entertained by the way the Rock sells moves?

Like the Stunner - when he bounces around and does a handstand and stuff?

Or the Gore - when he looks like he was shot point blank with a cannonball?

Anyone else dig this overselling mofo? :)




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#2 Posted on
I love the way Rocky oversells especially when he oversells the stunner,he sells it like he got hit by an atomic bomb.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.33
The Angle Slam he sold like a million bucks as well. The Rock makes his opponent's finishers look like he'd DOWN, which is definitly one of the reasons the crowd can rally with him.

I'm patiently waiting to see how he sells the F5.

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#4 Posted on
The Rock's overselling makes other guys look great!

And the way he looks up the ramp after a Raw-ending beatdown is always a classic.

I think Hall's selling of Austin's stunners at Wrestlemania and Raw a couple of weeks later are the first to rival Rock's.



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#5 Posted on
I love Rock's selling of the stunner (during the invasion Kanyon had a good one too) and I think hes gonna sell the Freshmaker/Browser Refresh by bouncing straight up in the air on impact and convulsing on impact. At least that's how I'd do it.



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#6 Posted on
No one sells the stunner like Angle. His instant pop-up, complete with glazed-over look is classic. Scott Hall also had a good sell, with the big jump.

"By Gawd, what impact!"


My only problem with Rock is that he can oversell too early in a match. Two minutes in and he's looking like he's taken shrapnel. It's a little much.



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#7 Posted on
It is my ultimate dream to one day oversell moves like The Rock. I once tried to oversell some guy's stunner, but instead of completely flipping over I ended up standing on my head for two or three seconds too long and just hit the ground facefirst with a thud. Well, it's a start.



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The craziest oversell of the Stunner belongs to Booker T at the Royal Rumble this year. Austin stunned him, and Booker bounced out over the top rope because of it.



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#9 Posted on

    Originally posted by acrid 2.0
    The Rock's overselling makes other guys look great!

    And the way he looks up the ramp after a Raw-ending beatdown is always a classic.

    I think Hall's selling of Austin's stunners at Wrestlemania and Raw a couple of weeks later are the first to rival Rock's.



Hall sold like a sumbitch. He was doing so well, it's a shame he fell off the wagon.

I think when Rocky takes the F5 he's going to somehow manage to bounce clean out of the ring. Or maybe he'll figure out a way to burst into flames. That'd be damned impressive. (:

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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05

    Originally posted by Nate The Snake

      Originally posted by acrid 2.0
      The Rock's overselling makes other guys look great!

      And the way he looks up the ramp after a Raw-ending beatdown is always a classic.

      I think Hall's selling of Austin's stunners at Wrestlemania and Raw a couple of weeks later are the first to rival Rock's.



    Hall sold like a sumbitch. He was doing so well, it's a shame he fell off the wagon.

    I think when Rocky takes the F5 he's going to somehow manage to bounce clean out of the ring. Or maybe he'll figure out a way to burst into flames. That'd be damned impressive. (:

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he'll probably land, and spin a complete 520, bouncing twice, and looking like he got shot 82 times in the process


yes, he is an overselling machine, but BY GAWD he can sell those finishers like he was just killed...

i'm still waiting for someone [him?] to take a stunner [ha!] and to a backflip and land on ones stomache or something like that [kidman or Tie-jeri?]
geez, i miss austin...




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#11 Posted on
My favorite selling of all time was Hogan at WMIII after Andre bodyslammed him. He was arching his back, clutching his spine, reaching out for anyone to help him while yelling in agony, brother.
That was when body slams meant something.



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#12 Posted on
I'm with TheBucsFan. Booker's selling of the stunner in the Royal Rumble was the craziest and most enjoyable sell of the Stunner. It's also possibly the best sell of any move I've seen in my 19 or so years of watching wrestling. With that said, I have to say that the Rock is the best overall overseller I've seen, with Flair being a close second SOLELY because of the Flair Flop.
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#13 Posted on
The best sell of the Stunner I've seen was also by Booker T, but not at the Rumble. It was at a house show I went to about a month and a half ago, right after Booker was put into the nWo.

Austin vs. Flair/Show in a cage. Booker T ran in and got stunned(stunned? stunnered?) for his troubles, and did the backwards flop oversell. But he was too close to the ropes, and ended up hitting the ropes in the middle of the sell. So...Booker decided to just stay upside down until the match ended.



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#14 Posted on
The way Rock sells Rhyno's Gore is my favorite. He folded in half. He made Rhyno look better than anyone else has up to this point.
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#15 Posted on
I love the way The Rock sells everybody's offense:

Crippler Crossface: Screaming and moaning in agony
Walls of Jericho: Screaming and moaning in agony, slightly less so...
The Breakdown: *BOOM* Down like he's been shot.
The Flying Headbutt: *BAM* Missile to the ribs...clutching, shaking...
The Pedigree: *BAM* Dead tree.
The Stunner: Flying backwards, into a double backroll, followed by either shaking or death.
The Tombstone: *BAM* Another dead tree.
The Gore: The aforementioned shot put to the gut.
The Legdrop of Doom: "Ow...what the fuck? Somebody just hit me with a leg..."
The Banzai Drop: "Ow...get...ass...can't...move..."




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#16 Posted on
Did you catch how he sold the Big Legdrop at X8? His entire body bolted up at a 60-degree angle. Looked like he was trying to do a headstand. I thought he was going to flip over.



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#17 Posted on
I guess you people have never heard of Curt henning.
The way he'd land on his head after recieving a kick to the shin



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#18 Posted on
Oh yeah, that was some classic overselling of the leg drop. He looked like a dead body that was shot with a rifle.

Rocky also does a nice glazed half-lidded facial expression while trying to pull himself up after someone has hit their finisher on him.



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#19 Posted on
You know, that's why I like this forum. Every other message board I've been to, people COMPLAIN about Rock's overselling. Rock's wilingness to make his opponents look good is one of the reasons I like the guy.

And I love his insane selling of the stunner.
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#20 Posted on
Anyone remember Christians sell of the Last Ride? I can't remember what it was, it was a loooooong time ago, but Christian literally arched his back and his legs were verticle in the air for a good five or six seconds, and you could even see Taker laughing, the sell was so hilariously awesome.

For me, the Flair Flop is CLASSIC! I think the Flair Flop is a move on NO MERCY, but I can't remember.

Also, no Rock sell for me, beats the stunner, but a close second was when the nWo came in and he took all three's finishers. He took the Nash Powerbmomb like a champ, then the Razor's Edge sell, which was just awesome, followed by the Hogan legdrop. Classic tv.



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