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There are no spot monkeys 5 4.03%
Rey Mysterio 3 2.42%
RVD 7 5.65%
Jeff Hardy 46 37.10%
Jimmy Snuka 2 1.61%
Mick Foley and his 3 alter personas 11 8.87%
Teddy Hart 7 5.65%
Ken Anderson (Mr. Kennedy) 1 0.81%
New Jack 4 3.23%
John Morrison 4 3.23%
Matt Hardy 0 0%
Jack Evans 6 4.84%
Shane McMahon 20 16.13%
Shelton Benjamin 2 1.61%
Kofi Kingston 2 1.61%
X-Pac 0 0%
Ricochet 0 0%
Evan Bourne 1 0.81%
Sonjay Dutt 0 0%
Other 3 2.42%
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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 05:28 AM Thread Starter
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Smile Biggest spot monkey in wrestling history?

Take a look, carefully examine, and choose.

BUT READ THIS FIRST:

A "spot", in Professional Wrestling lingo, is a move as scripted into a match, including the reaction by the opponent. Some (particularly younger) wrestlers know a lot of great spots, which look absolutely brutal and require a great degree of athleticism, and yet they still don't really know how to wrestle; they have no idea how to tell a story in their matches, or even the basics of acting like something really hurt. They're the type of wrestlers who will do a Triple-Tope-Quebradora-Con-Queso through three flaming tables onto a bed of thumbtacks and ground glass wired with explosives, and then get up like nothing happened, only to perform an even more spectacular spot later in the match. These wrestlers are referred to as Spot Monkeys by fans, and their matches are often Spotfests (in other words, spot after spot with little or no rhyme or reason to them).
Interestingly, the term "Spot Monkey" is being used quite similarly to "Mary Sue" in its overuse. It's quickly losing its definition and becoming shorthand for "wrestler I don't like."

Name the top 5 spot monkeys.

My list would be:

1. Shane McMahon
2. Sabu
3. John Morrison
4. RVD
5. Mick Foley

Guys like Shane McMahon built his career on high spots.

One of the biggest "spot monkeys" was Sabu. He just flipped and flopped all over the ring in disparate stunts having no flow to them.

New Jack was another. Hit his opponents with various objects then dive off a balcony to put his opponent through a table.

John Morrison was one, too, before he learned how to make a match flow smoothly from one move to the next. He just hit a move, then did something completely different for no reason other than he knew how to do that other move, too.

Jeff Hardy will probably get mentioned a lot, but he's much less of a "spot monkey" than he used to be. Jeff used to just Sabu his matches, flipping and flopping all over the place for the sole purpose being because he could. But he has learned to wrestle in-between his "spots" and make those stunts seem more logical in the context of the match, instead of just one random stunt after another. At least he can wrestle now.

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Re: Biggest spot monkey in wrestling history?

Jeff Hardy

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Re: Biggest spot monkey in wrestling history?

Shane McMahon
The Sandman
Sabu
Jeff Hardy
New Jack

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Re: Biggest spot monkey in wrestling history?

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Jeff Hardy isn't a spot monkey now. He used to be that like 10 years ago.
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Re: Biggest spot monkey in wrestling history?

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Jeff Hardy isn't a spot monkey now. He used to be that like 10 years ago.
'Wrestling history' you say.

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Re: Biggest spot monkey in wrestling history?

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'Wrestling history' you say.
Actually I meant on guys like Shane O'Mac that built their careers on spots.

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Re: Biggest spot monkey in wrestling history?

OP created this thread to try and convince everyone Jeff Hardy isn't a spot monkey. As you can see in his sig, he's a Jeff Hardy mark

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OP created this thread to try and convince everyone Jeff Hardy isn't a spot monkey. As you can see in his sig, he's a Jeff Hardy mark
Yeah I am a Jeff Hardy mark but I do admit that he is one of the biggest spot monkeys WWE ever had. Just saying that he isn't that now. That's the only thing I'm trying to con (lol get it?). Even as someone's mark, i still have an opinion. But still, I am a fucking loser, so don't worry, no one will listen to me anyways.

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Re: Biggest spot monkey in wrestling history?

Don't know who you are trying to convince claiming that Hardy is no longer a spot monkey. I watched his ladder match with Aeries Last night and it was a spot fest and nothing more.

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Re: Biggest spot monkey in wrestling history?

RVD
Jeff Hardy
John Morrison

Spot monkeys or not,I would absolutely love to watch them.
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