Definition of strong style

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  1. warriorscomeout Silver Belt

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    Rex already posted this article but he may have missed this bit, which we have been discussing.

    http://deadspin.com/wwe-wants-to-replace-john-cena-with-japans-shinsuke-nak-1795374584

    "According to Inoki’s son-in-law, Simon (née Kelly) Inoki, those similarities extended to their personalities. “Nakamura is a type of person who can go on adventures and isn’t afraid to explore,” Simon said, recalling Nakamura’s affinity for surfing and taking long road trips across California as well as how he threw himself into both his real and simulated combat training. “Just no boundaries and adventurous; I think that really got Inoki’s attention.”

    There was never any doubt that Shinsuke Nakamura was physically talented. He was a good wrestler early on, and he also did well enough at MMA to add credibility, seemingly solidifying that he was exactly the type of guy that Antonio Inoki wanted to build around.

    The concept of ‘Strong Style,’” Simon said, evoking the longtime in-house term for NJPW’s in-ring style, “is that the pro wrestlers are the strongest and that it is the ultimate form of fighting.” That’s why the NJPW’s logo is designed the way it is, consisting of the face of a lion emblazoned with the words “king of sports.” To the Inokis, this intermingling, which was not limited to Nakamura and the younger wrestlers, was the logical extension of what NJPW had always been.

    I'd guess Inoki's son-in-law can define strong style.
     
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    stiffing and no selling
     
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    Don't forget hitting huge spots and then not selling. Making huge spots meaningless.

    When it comes to pro wrestling the Japanese are crazies.
     
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    Asians are generally better at enduring pain, so what they do in NA is considered overselling in Japan.

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    Selling is what makes wrestling or a wrestler awesome. It's what captures the crowd. Not selling one high spot after another just waters down the sport and the competitors best moves.

    Just no selling everything becomes stupid after awhile and makes big spots meaningless.
     
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    I always saw Strong Style as a rougher style of wrestling. Stiffer shots and incorporating some MMA spots as well.
     
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    Using a tombstone as a transition move
     
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