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    Friday, September 4, 2020

    #FinisherFriday (9/4/20): Tag Finishers That Could Have Been Done With One Guy—Reno Scum's Curb Stomp

    Reno Scum top rope double team curb stomp

    Disclaimer: The point of this article is not to degrade any wrestling team's finisher in any way, but to objectively point out any advantages and disadvantages of the said finishers from a one-man version of it.

    Welcome to another edition of #FinisherFriday! We are currently on the tenth Friday of the "TFTCHBDWOG" series, and if you haven't caught up with the previous articles, you can read them herehereherehereherehereherehere, and here. Today we take a look at an Impact Wrestling tag team's sick-looking finisher.

    Having built themselves to the top of the APW tag team division, Reno Scum sought to make their notoriety as far as the news could go. They wrestled at numerous promotions including Global Force Wrestling (pre-merge), Ring of Honor, ultimately landing on Impact Wrestling territory where the titles have slipped from their grip on numerous occasions.

    Despite not being as bulky as their moveset would demand, they are still able to give the same beating only big meaty men could dish out. Add a couple of flips every now and then, and you got a tag team that embraces the offense of the old and new:

    Reno Scum

    Reno Scum double team

    Reno Scum Doomsday Device

    Reno Scum swing

    ...which culminates to a surfboard-to-double foot stomp combination:

    Reno Scum double team curb stomp

    with the double foot stomp sometimes done on the top rope:

    Reno Scum top rope double team curb stomp

    By now, you would have already guessed that it's a two-man version of Super Dragon's variation of the Curb Stomp:

    Super Dragon curb stomp

    And the top-rope version simply being a one-man double foot stomp to the head, still by the infamous Super Dragon:

    Super Dragon top rope curb stomp

    The question that remains is what version deals more damage: the one-man or two-man version? With Super Dragon's base Curb Stomp, he can't efficiently put all of his weight while stomping, but he steps on the opponent's head. With Reno Scum's finisher, Adam Thornstowe can put all of his weight while stomping, but he stomps on the opponent's upper back. I'll leave the answer up to you chaps for debate.

    With the top-rope version, it's clear as day that Super Dragon easily destroys the competition with regards to damage, since he still stomps on the opponent's head

    Final verdict: It can be done with one guy, and if that guy is Super Dragon, you better expect the opponent to get his lights knocked out.

    Super Dragon ramp curb stomp

    And there you have it chaps, part 10 of "Tag Finishers That Could Have Been Done With One Guy"! Do you have suggestions on what tag finisher to cover next? Let us know in the comment section below!

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    Wreddit_Regal is the resident sports kinesiologist of Reddit's wrestling forum, r/squaredcircle. From the most basic of punches to the most intricate double-team maneuvers, he can explain them within the realm of human anatomy and physics, because when doing absolutely nothing wrestling-related, he also happens to work as an operating room nurse.

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