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Rant: #Dive

Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement...

Obviously I'm speaking as a wrestling fan on this.

Back in the late 1990s, I thought wrestlers who did dives  were really cool, after all, they were doing stuff that was dangerous, and never seemed to get hurt. I heard repeatedly (primarily on WCW Monday Nitro) 'that's why they call it high risk' when guys landed badly or missed the mark, and looked like they may have injured themselves.... but it was just wrestling, and obviously they were 'selling a planned spot'.

Then 2001 came around... and a reality check was given, Hayabusa ended up in a wheel chair in October when a high risk stunt that he probably done a hundred times before went wrong, and one can easily see when looking back, it was bound to happen sooner or later, Hayabusa was doing enough dives and high spots for himself and whoever he was working with, and I really liked him when I got to see footage of what he could do, but one could see he was living …