• Shawn Michaels On Wrestlers Overusing The “Leg Slap”
During a recent interview with the New York Post, Old School WWF Legend “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels was asked about modern day wrestlers overusing the “leg slap” to create sound effects on moves such as a superkick, a move which Shawn Michaels used as his finisher from 1992 till he retired in 2010, calling it “The Sweet Chin Music”.
The WWE recently sent out a memo to its wrestlers that they are not supposed to slap their leg during any moves whatsoever (tap here to read more).
Here’s what HBK had to say about this topic:
“Clearly I look back and I go, OK I did it. I just did one, I’m always of the cloth, I can remember when I started people telling me too fast, too much, too this and there’s a balance there.
They were right in some respects and at the same time, the business also evolves and changes.
Football isn’t played the same. Basketball isn’t played the same, so I don’t know. I’m somebody that embraces those changes. I feel like somewhere in the middle and balance is so important.
I appreciate the style of today. I appreciate the athleticism of the performers of today.
Are they perfect? No. But neither were we.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (March 12, 2001) – WWF RAW IS WAR
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.
It was broadcasted from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California and featured matches, interviews & segments, on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania X-Seven’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. WWF World Tag Titles: Hardy Boyz vs. Justin Credible & X-Pac
2. WWF World Tag Titles – No. 1 Contenders Match: D-Von Dudley vs. Christian
3. Chris Benoit vs. Eddie Guerrero
4. Handicap Match: RTC vs. Chris Jericho
5. WWF European Title: Test vs. Raven
6. WWF Title: The Rock vs. Kurt Angle