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#1 Posted on
So I'm watching 80 wrestling tapes, and everyone's throwing dropkicks, like, every other move. Now, we get Maven doing one and Buh Buh Ray Dudley busting out a REAL iffy one on SmackDown! When did the dropkick die?

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The Dropkicked died when flashier moves came around. Why dropkick when you can do a spinning heel kick? Just looks more impressive (unless the guy busts out one of those dropkicks with the flip at the end, which it kick ass.)

The only dropkicks I see get used nowadays are the missle dropkick and the dropkick to the knee (which is a really spiffy move, IMO) And sometimes a drop kick to the face while the person is kneeling (Tajiri, variation is when Taka dropkicks while Funaki puts the guy in the crab.) But I think the time of the plain standing drop kick has passed us by.

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#3 Posted on

I totally agree, Moe. I can't put my finger on it, but it seems like even just two years ago people were throwing dropkicks a lot. I especially have noticed the absence of Jericho's springboard dropkick to the outside. Speaking of Jericho, where did his double-powerbomb go? As a side note, it also seems like ages since I've seen someone put through a table. It happened constantly throughout 2000, didn't it?
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Since: 9.2.02
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#4 Posted on
I think Maven's trying to revive it .

I don't think I've ever seen anyone execute the missle dropkick , or a regular dropkick for that matter , better than Maven , although Grand Master comes awfully close .

Hey , maybe we'll see a boom in dropkicks when Sexay gets back .





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#5 Posted on
Actually, what we really need is the DOUBLE drop kick. I think I would mark out big time if a tag team brought that bad boy out again.



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Since: 2.1.02
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#6 Posted on
NOBODY delivers a better regular dropkick than Hardcore Holly. They don't call it "the Best Dropkick in the Business" for nothing!
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#7 Posted on

    Originally posted by The Tino Standard
    NOBODY delivers a better regular dropkick than Hardcore Holly. They don't call it "the Best Dropkick in the Business" for nothing!


I'm reading thru this tread and thinking, "What about Hardcore Holly?"

I'm GLAD someone remembered him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!....



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#8 Posted on
I, too, would like to add my voice to the "Hardcore Holly Has The Best Dropkick Ever" statement. That kick is MEAN. He should use it as a finisher when he comes back-it's at least as bankable as Test's Boot Of Death.



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#9 Posted on
I always liked Hennig's standing dropkick. But the one he busted out the other night looked kinda sloppy.

I agree, the decline of the dropkick is probably due to the increased variety of aerial moves. The dropkick is the side headlock of aerial maneuvers.



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#10 Posted on
As a Hardcore Holly mark I just want to say thank you's to all those people remembering the man with the best damn dropkick in this business. Although, for awhile, there were some upstarts to that title (who might have even held it for awhile, because dammit their dropkicks were just plain awesome!). Storm and Gunn. Gunn and Storm both get more height than Holly, if that's possible. Storm's vertical is amazing and Gunn is just a big hulk who can sometimes execute a move like a killer flipping dropkick and make it seem that much more impressive when overcoming his lanky ass build. For awhile there JR even talked about dropkick contests between Storm, Holly and Gunn in the ol' Ross reports and how each was trying to outdo the other in height and flpping it out at the last possible minute. And remember, "If you don't weigh four hundred pounds you ai't no damn superheavyweight! Oh, and Coach, I think you're FAT!"



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#11 Posted on
I, too, would like to add my voice to the "Hardcore Holly Has The Best Dropkick Ever" statement.

Three words: Jumpin' Jim Brunzell.

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#12 Posted on

    Originally posted by Leroy
    Actually, what we really need is the DOUBLE drop kick. I think I would mark out big time if a tag team brought that bad boy out again.


YEAH , Ricky and Robert's vs Shawn and Marty's double drop kick , who did it best ?


    Originally posted by The Tino Standard
    NOBODY delivers a better regular dropkick than Hardcore Holly. They don't call it "the Best Dropkick in the Business" for nothing!


DOH ! How could I have forgot about " How Do You Like Me Now Holly " ! He does deliver one devastating dropkick !




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#13 Posted on
Imagine Hardcore and Lance Storm busting out a double dropkick! That would be a beautiful thing. Those two may actually be the ones to make everyone forget about The Rockers and the Rock & Roll Express' dropkicks.

Hardcore Holly's dropkick is the one thing keeping me from changing the channel whenever he's on. The guy's boring and has about as much flavor as saltines with a glass of water, but the dropkick is just MINT!



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#14 Posted on
I also like the way he jumps up and parades around immediately afterwards. Damn, he just KNOWS he's the best. What a guy.

Holly was actually a damn funny part of the WWF over summer of '99. Remembr "The Big Shot"? That was one of the funniest characters ever.



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#15 Posted on

    Originally posted by Leroy
    Actually, what we really need is the DOUBLE drop kick. I think I would mark out big time if a tag team brought that bad boy out again.


Last week on The Golden Age of Wrestling on ESPN Classic, they finally showed a match with Argentina Rocca, a guy that my Dad's been telling me about for years.

He lead into his finisher with a quadruple drop-kick, then won the match with a backbreaker submission.

As for Rocca's performance, he wrestled barefoot, did lots of acrobatic moves and kicked his opponent in the face a lot (mainly little jab-like slap kicks). He also busted out an Ed Grimly dance move, did a cartwheel standing in one spot, and reminded me of a grounded RVD.

Except that he looked like a young Vic Tayback.

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#16 Posted on
Nah, character-wise, Holly just never really did anything for me. The Big Shot thing was just annoying as hell, and reminded me of short drunk guys that thought they could fight and ended up in the hospital because they messed with some construction worker.

But the dropkick, that was the shiznit!



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#17 Posted on

    Originally posted by EastCoastAvenger
    Nah, character-wise, Holly just never really did anything for me. The Big Shot thing was just annoying as hell, and reminded me of short drunk guys that thought they could fight and ended up in the hospital because they messed with some construction worker.



You're right, it's just like that, which is why it's funny. Nothing is funnier than seeing some guy who thinks he's the man getting his butt kicked.



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#18 Posted on
Hey how could not like the Catchphrase "NUT UP OR SHUT UP"


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#19 Posted on
Sadly, "how do you like me now??" never caught on.

_I_ always liked it, anyway.



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#20 Posted on
Personally, I miss Booker's Missile Dropkick. It was wicked.
By the way, where is BobHollyStillRules? I mean, it's basically turned into a thread on him...



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