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A shooting star press is a professional wrestling aerial technique invented by Japanese professional wrestler Jushin Liger after seeing a similar move performed in the manga Fist of the North Star. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Keiichi Yamada (山田恵一 Yamada Keiichi) (born November 30, 1964), better known as Jushin Liger (獣神ライガー - JÅ«shin Raigā) and later, Jushin Thunder Liger (獣神サンダーライガー - JÅ«shin Sandā Raigā) is a Japanese professional wrestler. ... Manga )   (pl. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ...


In a standard shooting star press, the wrestler jumps forward from an elevated position, executes a backflip in mid-air, and lands on the opponent in the splash/press position. In kayfabe, the move is considered a more impactful version of a splash, since the wrestler utilizes rotational speed, as if he were a circular saw. Rey Mysterio performing one of many aerial techniques to Dvon Dudley Aerial techniques are used in professional wrestling to show of the speed and agility of a wrestler. ... In professional wrestling, kayfabe (pronounced KEI-feib; IPA: ) refers to the portrayal of events within the industry as real, that is the portrayal of professional wrestling as not staged or worked. ... Invented in England in 1780, the circular saw (also known as the buzz saw in the USA) is a metal disc or blade with saw teeth on the edge as well as the machine that causes the disk to spin. ...


The shooting star press is considered a very dangerous maneuver both to execute and to receive. If the wrestler is unable to completely rotate, or if he lands incorrectly on the opponent, then there can be a serious injury. For example, Billy Kidman (who called the move the Seven Year Itch in World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and just the shooting star press in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) caused an injury to Chavo Guerrero, Jr. on WWE SmackDown! when Kidman's knee impacted Guerrero's head, forcing it hard against the mat. Guerrero lost consciousness for several minutes. Peter Jacob Gruner (born May 11, 1974 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is an American professional wrestler known by his ring name Billy Kidman. ... World Championship Wrestling (WCW) was an American professional wrestling promotion which, in its proper form, existed from 1988 to 2001. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Chavo Guerrero, Jr. ... WWE Friday Night SmackDown! is a professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and is the flagship broadcast of the SmackDown! brand. ...


Brock Lesnar is another wrestler who was involved in a memorable incident that involved the shooting star press. Lesnar used this move as a finisher when in WWE's training camp, Ohio Valley Wrestling. His first usage of the move in the main event scene was during WrestleMania XIX. His opponent, Kurt Angle, lay across the ring, and so Lesnar climbed the turnbuckle and attempted the maneuver. Lesnar underestimated the distance, and failed to complete the rotation, resulting in his landing on his head instead of on Angle (Lesnar was not seriously hurt, though Kurt Angle had to improvise a new finish to ensure Brock won the match as planned.) The slang term 'to Brock' originates from this incident, and refers to botching the biggest move of the biggest match. Brock Edward Lesnar (born July 12, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, best known for his time with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... WrestleMania XIX was the nineteenth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Kurt Steven Angle (born December 9, 1968) is an American professional wrestler and former amateur wrestler, who is currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable amount of slang, in-references and jargon. ... In professional wrestling, the term to Brock means to botch the biggest move in the biggest match, or to double-clutch on the top rope. ... To botch in professional wrestling means to attempt a scripted move that does not come out as it was originally planned due to a mistake, miscalculation, or a slip-up. ...


As a result of injuries like these, promotions sometimes ban the use of the maneuver. When WWE discouraged the use of the move, it left long-time user Paul London notably upset and without a finisher. Paul London (born April 16, 1980) is an American professional wrestler currently performing on the SmackDown! brand of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) where he is one-half of the WWE Tag Team Champions along with Brian Kendrick. ... A finishing maneuver or finisher is a wrestlers trademark move; one that he/she relies on most of the time to end a match. ...

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Corkscrew shooting star press

Also known as a corkscrew shooting star splash, this is a move in which a wrestler, from a raised platform, jumps and executes a backflip in mid-air while turning 360° to land on the opponent in the splash position.


Springboard shooting star press

A move in which a wrestler first springboards (bounces) off of the top ring rope and executes a backflip in mid-air to land on the opponent. This can see the attacking wrestler stand on the ring ropes and springboard into the ring, or stand in the ring and springboard to the outside. The outside version is sometimes referred to as a shooting star plancha. Rey Mysterio performing one of many aerial techniques to Dvon Dudley Aerial techniques are used in professional wrestling to show of the speed and agility of a wrestler. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Standing shooting star press

This move sees a wrestler stand next to an opponent laying on the mat placing one foot close to the opponent while drawing back both his/her other leg and the arm on that side of his/her body, extending both these limbs full while bending the leg closest to the opponent at the knee. From here the wrestler throws their extended arm and leg forward in a swinging motion while kicking off (jumping up) with the bent leg, using the momentum of the swing to execute a backflip in mid-air and land on the opponent in the splash position.


Standing corkscrew shooting star press

This move sees a wrestler stand next to an opponent laying on the mat placing one foot close to the opponent while drawing back both his/her other leg and the arm on that side of his/her body, extending both these limbs full, while bending the leg closest to the opponent at the knee. From here the wrestler throws their extended arm and leg forward in a swinging motion while kicking off (jumping up) with the bent leg, using the momentum of the swing to execute a backflip in mid-air while turning 360° to land on the opponent in the splash position.


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Shooting star press - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (585 words)
A shooting star press is a professional wrestling aerial technique invented by Japanese professional wrestler Jushin Liger after seeing a similar move performed in the manga Fist of the North Star.
In a standard shooting star press, the attacker jumps forward from an elevated position, executes a backflip in mid-air, and lands on the opponent in the splash/press position.
Also known as a corkscrew shooting star splash, this is a move in which a wrestler, from a raised platform, jumps and executes a backflip in mid-air while turning 360° to land on the opponent in the splash position, facing the raised platform.
Star - definition of Star in Encyclopedia (1327 words)
Stellar astronomy is the study of stars and the phenomena exhibited by the various forms/developmental stages of stars.
As learned by star formation astronomers, stars are born in molecular clouds, large regions of slightly higher density of matter (though still less dense than the inside of an earthly vacuum chamber), and form by gravitational instability inside those clouds triggered by shockwaves from supernovae.
Most of the matter in a star is blown away in the explosion (forming nebulae such as the Crab Nebula) but what remains will collapse into a neutron star (a pulsar or X-ray burster) or, in the case of the largest stars, a fl hole.
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