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Offline Nymyzys

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« on: May 28, 2009, 04:34:28 AM »
I thought this could be kind of fun.  Name a wrestler who may not necessarily be great ring or you may not be a fan of, but they have one or two moves or mannerisms that always get a favorable reaction from you.

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Mr. Kennedy - He's definitely nothing more than average in the ring, but as I mentioned at TOTSM, I gave a loud "holy shit" to that spinning kick he used during the main event on Monday Night.  I vaguely remember him working that into a match a time or two before his injury, and it was still pretty impressive.  Dare I say, it was better than Kofi's "Trouble in Paradise"?

Batista - From late 2004 - mid 2005, he seemed to be improving by the week, but now you can tell he's just earning a paycheck.  I still enjoy the sick clotheslines he throws out from time to time, and the Batistabomb.  Plus he throws some of the best looking punches.

John Cena - I see nothing special in the guy, but there's no denying how powerful he is.  Look no further than him lifting Edge and Big Show onto his back at the same time at WM25.

Boogeyman - Not exactly a mat technician, but his moves and mannerisms were perfect. 

What are some others?

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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2009, 04:37:12 AM »
Kofi Kingston impresses me with some of his moves even though he's not really that good of a worker in my opinion. He has the mannerisms and energy down to a science as well.

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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2009, 04:41:25 AM »
Chuck Palumbo- Right hand of DEATH. I remember one of the UK PPVs, that right hand got a People's Elbow level pop and it stuck with me. That and the Mafia Kick.

Big Daddy V- His music was epic. Side corner avalanche, you're done.

Shawn Stasiak- "Stasiak runs into things". What an awesome character.

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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2009, 04:47:18 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2009, 05:54:55 AM »
Faarooq's I Don't Give a Shit About Safety Spinebuster was pretty awesome for a stretch there in 2000 and 2001.

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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2009, 06:02:38 AM »
Gregory Helms used to have sick theme music. And the Vertabreaker.

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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2009, 06:24:47 AM »
That Helms run with the cruiserweight title was simply awesome. Sure, he was just your average cocky heel, but the great fucking music, bad ass coat, pimp ass suits he'd wear, and the fucking doo-rag made him a star in my eyes. The added bonus of JBL praising him weekly made it even better.

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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2009, 08:28:20 AM »
Heidenreich was an awesome face, especially the marching. Someone post the picture of him eating the giant candy bar.

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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2009, 08:35:26 AM »
-Gangrel;  Cool gimmick and kickass theme music.  He was a decent worker to boot.

-"Screaming" Norman Smiley;  I thought this guy was hilarious.  Always dressing up in some kind of protective padding before he competed in a hardcore match was funny.  I also liked the "smack my bitch" up dance he did before The Screaming Norman character was developed.

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« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2009, 08:38:34 AM »
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I also liked the "smack my bitch" up dance he did

The Wiggle!  ?

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« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2009, 09:13:43 AM »
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I also liked the "smack my bitch" up dance he did

The Wiggle!  ?

That's it!  Forgot what it was called.

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« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2009, 10:10:17 AM »
The BIG WIGGLE!!!
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« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2009, 10:18:35 AM »
Batista did have some awesome clotheslines there for a spell during Evolution times. I remember one time he hit someone (i think Kane) and it looked like death. Then again, I remember Kane doing a similar one to Rey that looked like it could break a jaw.
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« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2009, 10:35:31 AM »
I remember that feud Batista had with Jericho circa 2004 where everytime Batista hit Jericho or one of his opponents with a clothesline/forearm, it was sold as an automatic concussion.