Originally posted by Mr ShhHere's a dumb question. When you throw your opponent over the top rope, who's doing the "work"? Is the thrower applying real force causing forward momentum, or is the throw-ee jumping? Whose fault was this?
I see both guys having responsibilities for the spot, but methinks the thrower dictates the speed at which the throwee leaves the ring. My memory of the spot has them pretty close to the ropes, and it appeared Luke had less time and space than normal to grab the ropes and pour himself out. He couldn't soften the throw.
If this a scripted show, than Luke played his part very well because he took a spill similar to Undertaker's in the first Micahels Mania match. And if it is scripted, he should get a gold star for launching himself with such height and daring.
I'd like to believe the show is scripted for this reason: Considering how scary that spot looked, the trainers exuded more disbelief than anger, and I think they should have pounced on Andy for reckless execution. I continue to harp on this: They need to scream themselves hoarse at the contestants to protect each other in the ring, and Christina's horrible leapfrog and Andy's Mach 3 ejection call for it.
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