Recently on The Hall of Fame podcast, which is hosted by WWE Hall of Fame member Booker T, Booker spoke about Eddie Guerrero and RVD. Booker’s co-host, Brad Gilmore, asked one half of Harlem Heat to compare each guys use of the frog splash, which both used as a finisher. Booker spoke on the differences, and made comparisons to the Olympics, while talking about the technique both had. Booker told Gilmore:
“Me personally, I like cliff-diving. I like Olympic diving and normally when you watch Olympic divers you watch the form and the technique and see if they’re keeping everything, more importantly, tight when you’re doing that”.
“King” Booker then took time to thoroughly breakdown each mans use of the move, and even told his co-host which person he thinks does the move better. While giving an overview of each mans way of performing the move, Booker said:
“When you watch RVD right here, everything is pretty much just wide open. Nothing’s tight, the feet aren’t close together or anything. The arms are flailing all over the place. Then you look at Eddie. Eddie is in perfect, almost perfect form (I’d give him an ‘8.5’ as far as his dismount here), but the more important part is the landing”.
The former 5-time WCW Champion would elaborate on the reason he believes Guerrero performed the move better, and compared the landings between Van Dam and Eddie. Booker explained:
“When you look at RVD and his position of the landing, brother, there is nothing but weight coming down on you right there, but when you look at Eddie, when you look at the posture, and him getting ready to place himself in the perfect position where it’s gonna feel like a feather landing on you compared to a sack of potatoes like RVD. So I’d pick Eddie Guerrero as who had the best frog splash.”
Who do you think performed the move better? Let us know in the comments below!
(H/T and transcribed by WrestleZone)