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Aerialist: Basically, they leave their feet most of the time to perform their best offensive manuevers. They use "high risk" moves to hurt their opponent or to get them on the mat. This style can be abusive to the perfromer's body because they are taking the impact of falling so often and there is the risk of not connecting with a move. They need to use this style because they are usually not big of stature and they nned to use their quickness and light weight to their advantage. Aftrer a few years, the guy usually fade into a new style of wrestling because their quickness has eroded and their body has taken a beating over the years. Also, they leave their feet ofter to perform on the defensive to perform a reversal. Sometimes their matches look too coreographed because many opponents find it difficult to gel their style.
Examples of Aerialists: Rey Misterio Jr., Ultimo Dragon, Eddy Guerrero, Too Cold Scorpio, Koji Kanemoto, Shinjiro Otani, Jushin Thunder Liger, Billy Kidman, Sabu, Juventud Guerrera, Reckless Youth.
Brawler: There are a few good brawlers. Their offense consists of punching, kicking, biting, scratching, or just about anything else when the referee pretends to try and stop them. They have no defense. They sacrafice their body as a weapon and to set up their brawling. Their best matches end quickly. They stay stationery except when stalking their opponents.
Examples of Brawlers: Terry Funk, Sabu, Cactus Jack, Atushi Onita, Balls Mahoney, New Jack, Sandman, Raven, Diamond Dallas Page
Power: Usually, they are the biggest guys who weigh over 250 Lbs. They use their brute strength and size to batter their opponents with "high-imapct" moves. Their opponents are regularly on the mat after receiving one of these moves. Their slams and clotheslines are delivered with a devastating force that can turn the tide of the match around after just one blow. When they brawl, they use "clubbing" shotts. They use their offense as a defense and only move when they power their opponent into the ropes. They like to use the middle of the ring more.
Examples of Power Wrestlers: Steve Williams, Vader, Rikishi Phatu, Kevin Nash, Scott Steiner, Lex Luger, Hulk Hogan, The Ultimate Warrior
Technical: Sometimes they are called "scientific" or "mat" wrestlers. There is no such thing as a "mat wrestler" because Greco-Roman and Free Style is not a predominant part of professional wrestling. There are some guys who can perform on the mat, but it is not a predominant style. Technicans emply many holds and crisply and quickly execute their moves. There are excellent on defense and use many reversals and counter moves to turn their situation into an offensive manuver. Many of the fans fins the style boring because they don't appreciate their skills and they usually like something more "exciting" or power-oriented.
Examples of Technical Wrestlers: Dean Malenko, Chris Benoit, Perry Saturn, Taz, Kurt Angle, Steven Regal, Negro Casas, Dan Severn
United States Traditional: This is the ost difficult style to explain. Some may ay it employs the four other styles to make this style or the four styles delivered from this style. Usually, they match-up well with the other styles and present a good match because they can "carry" their opponent in a match. They use the entire ring and provide a lot of movement to keep the match interesting. This style requires good conditioning to present a good match. It looks more realisitic because they don't wear themselves out brawling, or using power or aerial moves, which would be almost impossible to accomplish in an uncoreographed fight, or pressure point holds that can cause injury.
Examples of United States Traiditonal Wrestlers: Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Shawn Michaels, Hunter Hearst Helmsley, Ted DiBiase, Steve Williams.
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