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A Gene Wilder Somersault
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Why does a wrestler, when seemingly beaten up to the point of semiconscious, rebound off the ring ropes when thrown against them?
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quote:
Originally posted by A Gene Wilder Somersault:
Why does a wrestler, when seemingly beaten up to the point of semiconscious, rebound off the ring ropes when thrown against them?

To get to the other side?
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Trained professional wrestlers are still aware of there surroundings despite the beating they take.

They bounce off the ropes in full competition.

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quote:
Originally posted by A Gene Wilder Somersault:
Why does a wrestler, when seemingly beaten up to the point of semiconscious, rebound off the ring ropes when thrown against them?

Not like it makes any more sense at the start of the match off the first lockup. There's never a "logical" reason to bounce off the ropes, at least outside accepted rasslin logic.
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Why do people break out into song in a musical? Defies real world logic. Yet accepted as a convention of the genre.

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It does. It's always been accepted in wrestling, though. I rememver Bret Hart joking about it on "Prime Time Sports" four or five years ago.
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Actually (a little-known fact) the ropes hold a slight electrical shock, so nobody wants to stay wrapped-up in them long. The shock was originally designed just to keep wrestlers alert, but has proved useful in a myriad of ways.

This is also why wrestlers tied up in the ropes happens rarely (if ever) anymore, and when it used to, wrestlers were so eager to get unhooked (and refs were so reluctant or slow in helping the tied-up wrestler out).

You sure can learn a lot at this site.

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Next you'll be asking why a guy doing a move off the top rope on his opponent doesn't show a sign of discomfort, but if he misses the move he is dead to the world for a couple minutes.

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quote:
Originally posted by davephlegmball:
Actually (a little-known fact) the ropes hold a slight electrical shock, so nobody wants to stay wrapped-up in them long. The shock was originally designed just to keep wrestlers alert, but has proved useful in a myriad of ways.

This is also why wrestlers tied up in the ropes happens rarely (if ever) anymore, and when it used to, wrestlers were so eager to get unhooked (and refs were so reluctant or slow in helping the tied-up wrestler out).

You sure can learn a lot at this site.

However if you are a tall overweight alcoholic Frenchman you quickly become immune to the shock.

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quote:
Originally posted by Rod Trongard's Hair:
Next you'll be asking why a guy doing a move off the top rope on his opponent doesn't show a sign of discomfort, but if he misses the move he is dead to the world for a couple minutes.

Had this guy moved the elbow dropper would've hurt himself.
https://youtu.be/pbuLg_9REkA

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A Gene Wilder Somersault
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quote:
Originally posted by Rod Trongard's Hair:
quote:
Originally posted by davephlegmball:
Actually (a little-known fact) the ropes hold a slight electrical shock, so nobody wants to stay wrapped-up in them long. The shock was originally designed just to keep wrestlers alert, but has proved useful in a myriad of ways.

This is also why wrestlers tied up in the ropes happens rarely (if ever) anymore, and when it used to, wrestlers were so eager to get unhooked (and refs were so reluctant or slow in helping the tied-up wrestler out).

You sure can learn a lot at this site.

However if you are a tall overweight alcoholic Frenchman you quickly become immune to the shock.
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Shaving Weezie Jefferson
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quote:
Originally posted by davephlegmball:
Actually (a little-known fact) the ropes hold a slight electrical shock,

Slight? Clearly you never saw Atsushi Onita wrestle in the '90s.
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