Booker T has revealed which frog splash was his favourite between two experts of the move – Rob Van Dam and WWE Hall of Famer Eddie Guerrero.
On an episode of The Hall of Fame podcast, which Booker co-hosts, he was asked to rate the form of RVD and Guerrero as they hit their patented splash.
Booker T gave his critique:
“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.
“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.
As far as the landing – that’s the most important concern for those on the receiving end of the frog splash. As far as that goes there is only one winner for Booker in regards to who had the best splash:
“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.”
Booker T recently discussed who he felt the most underrated wrestler he ever competed in the ring against was.
Credit: The Hall Of Fame podcast