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    Friday, January 1, 2021

    #FinisherFriday (1/1/21): Spinning Demon of the Fist King


    Hey, it's the first #FinisherFriday of the year! This is Wreddit_Regal bringing you a short review of one of the many finishers of the New Century Champion.

    In professional wrestling, they say that you're a special case when you win a championship or two in five years or less. If that was the metric, then it's safe to say that Kenoh is on the level of geniuses. In just six years, he has managed to win almost all of the recognized titles in Pro Wrestling NOAH: he is the current GHC National Champion in his first reign, a former GHC Heavyweight Champion, two-time GHC Tag Team and Junior Heavyweight Tag Team champion. At this rate, it's only a matter of time before he decides to take hold of the GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship.

    A genius-level wrestler surely has a ton of heavy artillery up his sleeve, and this holds true of Kenoh:






    His finisher, named Ragou (after one of the four Asuras of the Shurado realm), is definitely a sight to behold:


    Breaking down the move into chunks:
    1. Kenoh starts in the classic powerbomb position but crosses the opponent's arms before lifting
    2. He starts the powerbomb lift and hangs the opponent's body over his right shoulder (an incomplete Gory Special)
    3. He then puts the opponent's crossed left arm over his face and proceeds to pull down in quick fashion
    4. This results in the opponent doing a 360-degree backflip, landing violently back-first onto the mat
    5. Imagine The North's "The Northern Assault", but done with more momentum and less manpower!




    Also, the way Kenoh makes the audience hold their breath with a long setup time before flipping the opponent makes me think that this move is a "big match finisher", like the Burning Hammer for example.




    Using my Regal Rating, I would give this finisher a:

    7/10 for aesthetics. Although it's one of those spinny finishers that I love, the setup time is painfully long. Surely an opponent with energy left can easily escape or counter this finisher.

    10/10 for damage. The centrifugal force generated by the move can easily cause a whiplash injury to all opponents, regardless of their training. I'd definitely put this move on the list of potential career-ending finishers.

    And that's it chaps, my short review of Kenoh's Ragou! Do you have finishers in mind that I could make an analysis of in the weeks to come? 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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