Originally posted by ekedolphinDoes it really matter? It's not like wrestling maneuvers can be copyrighted or anything
I always thought it would be a fun angle to have a heel take the "that's his patented finisher!" thing literally, and actually get a legal patent on a move to prevent his face opponent from performing it. Or, even better, if the heel got royalties every time the face used it in a match.
That's a really great idea. I like that.
He could get the patent on the move, and harass the face to stop using it. Then, he offers to work out a deal with the face to pay him the royalties on it, forcing the face to work on a new finisher which he uses against the heel in the blowoff.
That's a rare case where I don't think anything close to that sort of angle has ever been done before.
I'll be watching this later in the week for the Angle match and the main event, which both sound good. ALthough Angle apparently continues to be both a)insane by taking ridiculous cage bumps and b)petty by attempting to bury the RKO by using it for a nearfall.
If he hits it with the same spotty accuracy as Randy Orton it probably should be for near falls anyways.
From today's NY Times -
May 8, 2002
Lou Thesz, Skilled Pro Wrestler, Dies at 86
By FRANK LITSKY
ou Thesz, the most celebrated professional wrestler of the mid-20th century and one of the last who relied on physical skills rather than show busine...