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Encyclopedia > Superkick
Shawn Michaels hitting the Sweet Chin Music (superkick) on Randy Orton

A superkick is the name used when referring to a high side thrust kick attack in professional wrestling, which sees the wrestler use the sole of the foot to strike an opponent's head or chin, usually preceded by a sidestep, often referred to as a Crescent Kick, or just a Side kick. The wrestler will often slap their thigh to generate an appropriate sound effect. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 478 pixel Image in higher resolution (880 × 526 pixel, file size: 61 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)http://orton. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 478 pixel Image in higher resolution (880 × 526 pixel, file size: 61 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)http://orton. ... Michael Shawn Hickenbottom (born July 22, 1965) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Shawn Michaels. ... Randal Randy Keith Orton[1] (born on April 1, 1980), nicknamed The Legend Killer, is an American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its RAW brand. ... Attacking maneuvers in the kayfabe of professional wrestling are mainly used to wear down an opponent for a submission hold or as a set up for a throw. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


"Gentleman" Chris Adams was among the first wrestlers to use the superkick and was for years credited as its originator. To set up his finisher, Adams would use a back body drop, then as his opponent gets on his feet, Chris would superkick him in the jaw. Adams first used the enzuigiri as his "superkick", before touring Japan in the early-1980s and bringing the real maneuver to the United States. He was also the first wrestler to utilize the superkick from the top turnbuckle (around 1989). A martial arts expert and a black belt in Judo, Adams often used thrust kicks and his enzuigiri during his earlier matches while still in England. Christopher Adams (also known as Christopher Loofboro) (February 10, 1955 – October 7, 2001) was a professional wrestler, wrestling promoter, trainer and judoka. ... Attacking maneuvers in the kayfabe of professional wrestling are mainly used to wear down an opponent for a submission hold or as a set up for a throw. ... 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. ...


Many wrestlers have used the superkick as a signature move since then, most notably [[Shawn Michaels] who uses this as his finisher, referring to it as the Sweet Chin Music. Michaels often precedes the move with an inverted atomic drop, followed by a flying elbow from the top turnbuckle. While the opponent gathers himself and stands back up, Michaels usually stands in front of a turnbuckle and taps his feet, called by announcers as "tuning up the band", before landing the superkick. Michaels kicks the opponent in the chin, thus the move being called a Sweet Chin Music. Michaels in an interview said that he learned the superkick from Adams himself while wrestling in Texas during the mid-1980s.


Shawn Michaels' cousin, Matt Bentley (as Michael Shane) also used the move, calling it the Sweet Shane Music. However, due to trademark infringement, he now has to go by his real name and refers to his signature move as the Head On Collision. While wrestling as "Dude Love", parodying Michaels, Mick Foley performed a "superkick" to the shin, calling it Sweet Shin Music. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... In contemporary usage, a parody (or lampoon) is a work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke some affectionate fun at the work itself, the subject of the work, the author or fictional voice of the parody, or another subject. ... Mick Foley Sr. ...


Moves similar to the superkick

  • Double superkick - two person tandem superkick
  • Flying thrust kick - flying superkick
  • Savate kick - a superkick, only without the sidestep.
  • Shuffle side kick - after dodging an attack and going behind an opponent the wrestler would lift their leg high into the air as they twisted their hips turning him/herself side-on towards their opponent catching their foot against the opponent’s face
  • Single leg running dropkick - jumping version

This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 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. ... Attacking maneuvers in the kayfabe of professional wrestling are mainly used to wear down an opponent for a submission hold or as a set up for a throw. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

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