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.
I am impressed - I feel like the dark times are peeling back a bit, if only for the WM buildup. I am very interested in the RAW storylines leading up to the event, and looking forward to how things will shake out for Smackdown as well.