Originally posted by LeroyActually, 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.
I saw that ESPN Classic Wrestling. Pat O' Connor also busted out the dropkick at the end of his match with Buddy Rogers.
I think the reason that the dropkick isn't seen as much is because of all the aerial moves we see today by the likes of The Hardy Boyz, E & C, RVD, etc. The Dropkick back in the old days was the big aerial move that a wrestler had that would pop the crowd (such as in the ESPN Wrestling Classic). Now it really doesn't pop the crowd as much as the ***** frog splash or the swanton bomb. I don't mind since the only people in the WWF who do a good dropkick are Bob Holly and Maven.
Also, with a missile dropkick, the feet MUST stay together, and the wrestler must hit the move from a side angle. A regular dropkick usually has some seperation on the legs, and often times (especially in the 80s), the wrestler would sit out on a dropkick. Oh, and a missile does Not have to be from the top rope, you can do a springboard missile, like what Jericho used to do. Sorry, I'm anal, I know.
Former NOAH and ROH wrestler Bison Smith passed away in Puerto Rico. Reports at this time say heart attack. Smith was recently on Colt Cabana's podcast talking about working in Japan and other stories from the road.