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Pau Diaz 09-21-2012 11:43 AM

Ability to absorb punishment
This is a term that I´ve always remembered fondly from the PWI magazine. Each year, the mag would feature the stat o chart, a very interesting lineup of the 20 best wrestlers of the year.

The wrestlers´ability to absorb punishment interested me very much. It was measured 1.0 - 10. I´d like to ask this forum to tell me what they think the different numbers mean.

I could get us started off by explaining what 10 means to me.

10: The wrestler will use his neck muscles to absorb blows to the head, keeping his body tense enough not to sustain the physical impact. Body shots will make him stumble back a step or two. Very hard shots to the side of his face will make him spin around, using his body to lessen the impact, or fall, if they are arial moves.

If he is knocked over the top rope with a clothesline or dropkick, he will land on his feet and stumble slightly, or stagger to one side to maintain his balance.

Now, how would you say at 9.5, what the wrestler does absorb punishment?

Patrick Bateman 09-21-2012 11:44 AM

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Mick Foly must be a 11.

phoenixpanesar 09-21-2012 03:03 PM

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Sabu must be a 17 in that case!

kregnaz 09-21-2012 03:16 PM

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LeapingLannyPoffo 09-21-2012 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by kregnaz (Post 12044254)

If that's Heath Slater's rating, then I'd give every DIVA a 4 to edge them slightly above him.

jackbhoy 09-21-2012 04:44 PM

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when someone mentions wrestlers absorbing pain i think of people like mick foley who got thrown off hell in a cell. sabo who used his body to hurt other people even if it meant injuring himself in barbed wire and also chris beniot who used his head for about everything!:L

Zig-Kick. 09-21-2012 04:46 PM

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Honey Bucket 09-21-2012 04:49 PM

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The Undertaker wrestled in the HIAC against Mankind with a broken bone in his foot if I remember correctly.

Aid 09-21-2012 04:49 PM

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I would assume both Jeff hardy and John Cena would be given 10s by PWI. Both guys spend a lot of time getting "beat up" in their matches and kick out of many pins with their, "undying will to succeed." Cena vs. The Miz I Quit atrocity first comes to mind.

As far as what it means, who knows? PWI is a kayfabe magazine that ranks wrestlers by booking. The arbitrary number is probably closely associated with kicking out of pins after finishers.

BC Hunk 09-21-2012 05:02 PM

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The Rock:

It's over 9000!!!

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