THE USERS' FILE #1 - By Chris Frank
Hello everyone. This is the first issue of The Users' File. I am a backyard wrestler and have a large knowledge of professional wrestling. Now let me tell you what The Users' File is about.

This column is an opportunity for you, the backyard wrestlers of the world to send me your custom moves and I will rate them and post them every week. The moves are rated on originality, realism, and visuals on a scale of 1 to 5. Originality needs no explaination, but realism and visuals may; by realism I mean, is the move believable? Will the fans buy it? In the case of the People's Elbow, I would give it 1, maybe a 2. Who would stay down for that long? Anyway, visuals is based on how the move would look, does it look high impact? Does is look fast and slick? The 3-D and the Swanton Bomb are moves that would get 5's in this category. All of these taken into account, I average them together for your final score.

Now since this is my first issue, I have received no e-mails; therefore, I have asked a local backyard federation to describe their moves to me.

From: The Tank (Okay, okay. I put myself in. Who cares?)
Fed: Cotignola Wrestling Federation
Move Name: Frank-DDT
The Move: Ring your opponents arm before putting it behind their back and DDT them.
Originality: Very original, but the DDT has been done many times before. 4/5
Realism: Very believable. 4/5
Visuals: The twisted arm makes the move look more painful, but other than that, a very basic move. 3/5
Final Score: 3.3

From: The Tank (Okay, okay. I put myself in again. Who cares?)
Fed: Cotignola Wrestling Federation
Move Name: The Big Gun
The Move: Put your opponent onto your right shoulder, as if you were going to Tombstone them. Then grab by the tights with your right hand, and their head with your left arm, swing them over to your left side and reverse high-angle DDT them.
Originality: Original, but very similar to a shoulder DDT, or Emerald Fusion of WM2K. 3/5
Realism: Very believable. 4/5
Visuals: Looks very high impact, but nothing more than that. 4/5
Final Score: 3.3

From: MAC III
Fed: Cotignola Wrestling Federation
Move Name: The Bender
The Move: With my opponent on the ground face-up and myself sitting as his head, I grab one of his legs and wrap him up by putting it under my armpit like a half-crab. If he doesn't submit quickly, I grab the other leg and put that under my armpit as well.
Originality: Totally original. 5/5
Realism: Great submission, but is a pin at the same time. 3/5
Visuals: Looks painful, but not very flashy. 3/5
Final Score: 3.7

From: Slick Vic
Fed: Cotignola Wrestling Federation
Move Name: Slickness
The Move: I put my opponent into pump-handle or reverse DDT position, then I pull them up onto my right shoulder, push them off and let them fall to the ground as I diamond-cutter them.
Originality: A new and fresh move, but there are so many diamond-cutter like moves today. 4/5
Realism: It seems like a great move, but the setup is a bit much for the move. 4/5
Visuals: Sounds very high impact, crowd would love it. 5/5
Final Score: 4.3

From: MAC III
Fed: Cotignola Wrestling Federation
Move Name: The MacAttack
The Move: I grab my opponent's head as if for a girly stunner (their head in my elbow), kick off the first turnbuckle and do a backflip, landing myself on my knees, and my opponent on their shoulders and neck.
Originality: Totally original. 5/5
Realism: Sounds awesome, very believable. 5/5
Visuals: Hard impact and awesome looking because of the backflip. 5/5
Final Score: 5


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