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Encyclopedia > Spot (professional wrestling)

In professional wrestling, a spot is a pre-planned move, which is designed to get a particular audience reaction or determine the pace of the match. Spots can be anything from an Irish Whip at a certain time, to a series of spots, for example a succession of reversals. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

Wrestlers who choreograph their matches before the show will usually decide on an opening spot and a take home spot, as well as several spots to use throughout the match. The remainder of the match will be divided between transition moves and general offensive and defensive moves.

Spots which are seen as particularly spectacular or dangerous will often be referred to as high spots. High spots are an integral part of many gimmick matches, especially those which make use of ladders.One example of this would be a WrestleMania 23 when Jeff Hardy hit the Swnton bomb and put Edge through a ladder. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... WrestleMania 23 was the twenty-third annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Jeffrey (Jeff) Nero Hardy (born August 31, 1977) is an American professional wrestler currently performing on the RAW brand of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where he is one half of the World Tag Team Champions along with his brother Matt Hardy. ...

A spotfest refers to a match which consists mainly or entirely of spots, normally with little flow between moves and no logical transitions. Referring to a match as a spotfest may have positive and negative connotations. A spotfest is normally a fast-paced, exciting match with constant displays of athleticism. When the term is used in a pejorative context, the match appears choreographed (for example, it may contain Spot shuffles, where wrestlers will put themselves in obvious danger). In addition, spotfests often contain many high risk moves (i.e. aerial maneuvers), and therefore endanger the health of the participants. Spotfests tend to be more common in cruiserweight matches. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with pejoration. ... Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable amount of slang, in-references and jargon. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

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Spot, a pre-planned set of moves in a professional wrestling match.
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Sumo wrestling began as a Shinto ritual to pray for a bountiful harvest.
In the Edo Era, professional sumo groups were organized to entertain the rapidly expanding merchant class.
One young female wrestler who won a regional sumo competition for primary school children was not allowed to enter the professional ring to collect her prize from a famous pro wrestler.
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