OK guys fine, Fandango and Wyatt know each other, sorry I'm not up on the history of Johnny Curtis and Husky Harris in FCW lol, I was just trying to say maybe he didn't know Wyatt was using the same move as a finisher and give him the benefit of the doubt but you guys are right they are probably friends or something.
All of this brings up the question though - is there a WWE "move czar" who sorts out who gets what? Since WWE style these days is all about each guy having a finisher plus 2 or 3 other signature moves that they use in every match, there does seem to be more a feeling of "ownership" (or at least "lease rights") with the moves each guy does. Back in the day more moves were done by more different guys but now each guy has his moves and the movesets don't really overlap much. So is there a guy with a checklist who is like "ok Fandango needs 3 signature moves, I see the top rope leg drop is not being used, there's one, now how about a spinning flatliner, oh hm some guy named Bray Wyatt has that one but it's OK we'll give him something else..."??
no "move czar" just writers and from what i've read some agents, who really either don't know what they're doing or don't care. It's easier to watch a group of guys who are given half the direction, not seen a fraction as much and let free to come up with their own stuff, steal that stuff and put it on guys that are so bogged down with direction they can't get through a promo.
Wyatt may not have invented the move, but in general it's just plain bad wrestling manners to do such a thing.
IWC loves to get their kecks in a bunch over perceived move thievery. Pretty sure Alex Shelley was using this move nearly a decade ago, and no doubt it will have been used prior to that by a load of other guys.
It's getting to a point now where there are very few avenues for truly new moves, I think it would be better if people concentrated on having a unique way to deliver the move to make it their own. For example you used to have Rick Rude and Honky Tonk Man using neckbreakers as their finishing moves, but they were executed in very different ways so you couldn't mistake a Rude Awakening with a Shake, Rattle and Roll (maybe not the best example as one was a swinging neckbreaker and the other a 'hangman' style, but you get the idea)
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