Another Veteran Wrestler Is Taking Offense To The Young Bucks

Pro wrestling is different than it used to be. Certain moves used to be finishers, but now they’re just another move in your average match. And it seems like people just can’t stop talking about how many superkicks they see on the indie scene. Along with moves like DDTs and suicide dives, it seems like you can’t sit through a wrestling show without seeing a half dozen superkicks. Part of it is because a superkick is a move that any wrestler can do no matter how big they are and how big the person receiving the move is. Frankly, it’s an easy move to do and even easier to sell, so that’s why people do it.

When it comes to talking about the frequency of the superkick, two wrestlers come to mind: The Young Bucks, comprised of brothers Matt and Nick Jackson. The brothers have made a name for themselves working for companies like Ring of Honor, New Japan, PWG and others. They are one of the hottest acts in the indy wrestling scene that sell a lot of t-shirts too.

Recently, they received some bad news when WWE sent them a cease and desist letter to stop doing the “Too Sweet” hand gesture. In addition to that, Roman Reigns recently took a shot at The Young Bucks for stealing moves and hand gestures of wrestlers from the past.

James Storm, a TNA/Impact Wrestling veteran of over 15 years, also chimed in during a recent media conference call and talked about the Young Bucks using the superkick. Thanks to WrestlingInc for the quote:

“I think if they want to do it, it’s up to them. They make money off it; other people do it. That’s fine. But when I’m in a match with someone, it only gets used once. I always say, they can knock people down with theirs, but I knock people out. You didn’t see Shawn Michaels throwing four, five, six superkicks in a match. It’s just one of those things – Shawn protected it, I’ve been using it for 15 years. Any time I’m in the ring, I try to protect it as well.”

It’s easy to see why Storm would feel so strongly about it since he’s been using it for so long and has established it as a big move for him.