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What is the point in flashy aerial moves like SSP, moonsault, etc?

Surely a frog splash is just as effective, so why add a flip in there?
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Re: What is the point in flashy aerial moves like SSP, moonsault, etc?

because it looks pretty?

Pretty sure you'd get more impact off a 450 than a standard splash too if we're pretending it's real.

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Re: What is the point in flashy aerial moves like SSP, moonsault, etc?

the flip gains more momentum, thus doing more damage in kayfabe
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Re: What is the point in flashy aerial moves like SSP, moonsault, etc?

The point is to entertain the crowd and the more flashy moves are more effective in doing that. To some indy guys, popping the crowd is more important than psychology, selling or properly building a match.

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Re: What is the point in flashy aerial moves like SSP, moonsault, etc?

What's the point of 90% of finishers that are used if we're looking at it like that?



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Re: What is the point in flashy aerial moves like SSP, moonsault, etc?

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the flip gains more momentum, thus doing more damage in kayfabe
I always thought this was true. At least partially. I like to do flippy shit off of high places during the winter (That probably sounds really dumb, but it's a great way to kill boredom), and jumping with a rotation seem to have a harder impact.


But anyways, as said above, it's mainly for a flash effect. A 450 Splash would excite the crowd more than a body splash. It's also an easy way to get your name out there if you're doing moves that very few do, but they're also more dangerous. (The recent accident at the Beyond Wrestling show is a perfect example)



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Re: What is the point in flashy aerial moves like SSP, moonsault, etc?

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Surely a frog splash is just as effective, so why add a flip in there?
Audience participation, mostly. It gets people on their feet. Plus, it always adds to the character of the wrestler using it. Is a frog splash more practical? Certainly. But it's nowhere near as stylish. So for a wrestler to do an SSP or a Swanton, it means they're about the risk, the crash and burn aspect of wrestling. There's a reason it's called "high risk territory."

And if you think about it, what's the point of ANY move? What's the point of a belly to belly suplex when it lands the guy on his back similar to the vertical suplex? Why does the Rock do his Rock Bottom when he can just power slam him and achieve the same effect? It's wrestling. It's theater. Theater is supposed to sacrifice practicality for flashiness, because the goal in theater is to engage the audience in any way possible. Standing still won't achieve that, but most of the time flippy shit will.

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Re: What is the point in flashy aerial moves like SSP, moonsault, etc?

The point is ENTERTAINMENT.

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Re: What is the point in flashy aerial moves like SSP, moonsault, etc?

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What's the point of 90% of finishers that are used if we're looking at it like that?
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