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    Friday, January 8, 2016

    #FinisherFriday (1/8/2016): Styles & Swag

    A-yo, Henrinites!

    After a loooong hiatus, yo' boy is back to bring to you the latest (and greatest) of today's wrestling times, finisher-style. So rub that holiday tum-tum away and get on the hype train as we give you another batch of Smark Henry's most lit, #FinisherFridays!

    Despite amazing shows from NJPW's Wrestle Kingdom 10 and a solid Monday Night RAW, this past week had the wrestling world abuzz with possibly the biggest news of wrestler transfers this side of the century. With the constant churning of the rumor mill spouting off more wheat than you could chew, dirt sheets giving Leonel trucks a hard time, and all this teasing giving the IWC blue balls, everyone has been talking about the NJPW to WWE exodus which includes two of the biggest stars outside WWE: Shinsuke Nakamura and AJ Styles.

    Although there has been no actual confirmation regarding this transfer, this is a story that has brought the industry to a standstill. Add in some big injury factors and WWE's previous extraction of talents from other planets outside the WWE Universe, and you have a formula for foundation-shaking movement.

    Even a casual wrestling fan would have at least a faint idea who these dudes are and how they were tearing it up the past few years with the WWE's current roster of Yes-men, Super Nation leaders, and Samoan action stars.

    As with tradition, we break down what to expect from these hard-hitting, high-flying, and HNNGH-inspiring wrestlers in true #FinisherFriday fashion. Let's go!


    Shinsuke Nakamura

    Eccentric. Flamboyant. Outlandish.

    Since 2011, Shinsuke Nakamura has been one charismatic mofo' to say the least. Armed with a striking look, legitimate MMA background, and fingers possessing more personality than most wrestlers, he has made waves since his character reinvention of Freddie Mercury-meets-Michael Jackson.

    No one has more swag perfect for today's WWE, but Swagsuke also brings to the table a rougher style of wrestling called Strong Style, in which he is king. Equipped with jaw-cracking and face-clenching moveset that would put Steve Blackman to shame, Nakamura caps off every match with his world famous running knee strike to the head, Boma Ye, which literally means "kill him!"

    A whole new meaning to #AllRedEverything

    And with all the guys, especially Daniel Bryan's insistence on his move to US soil, we can only hope for the best with this latest Asian persuasion on American television.

    Make us proud, Nakamura-san!

    AJ Styles

    Arguably the biggest and most popular American wrestler outside of WWE, The Phenomenal One has always been rumored to be in the E's radar. From his twelve-year TNA run to NJPW, he has improved over the years from generic spot monkey to be this high-caliber wrestler yet to perform on the biggest stage of them all.

    With a total of 23 World Championships to his name, there is no better time than now to introduce him formally to the WWE Universe with his high-flying shtick and eclectic moves. highlighted by his cringe-worthy belly to back inverted slam, the Styles Clash.

    Far from a stylish clash, if I may say.

    With moves that can knock your brain senseless and a massive worldwide following, it would be interesting to see these guys bring their talents to the now-changing landscape of the WWE. With all the possible potential matches they could have, who wouldn't be excited!

    And regardless whether they do or do not sign up, I'm sure that we here at the Smark Henry offices would be okay, as long as we continue to see them tear it up in the squared circle.



    Lynch Imbat (@imbatlynch) has a few constant things going on in his life: his family, his comics and his wrestling. Through taking plastic chair head shots and Pedigrees on schoolyard concrete, Lynch's discovery of pro wrestling has altered his understanding of the intricacies of the world through finely crafted storylines and savagely fought feuds. Now that he has found a community of wrestling marks, he continues to learn and understand more while waiting for the right crowd to do a suicide dive onto.
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