Best Wrestler Ever (This Week): Shynron
No, not Shenron. Shynron!
Shynron, aka Spirit Dragon, aka Shynron the Magnificent, aka The Amazing Shynron, aka The Dragon Warrior, aka Aerial Artist, aka The Doubt Defying is what happens when a Dragon Ball Z character comes to life, and decides to be a professional wrestler. That is probably the profession I would choose too if I were a real life Dragon Ball character.
Shynron’s name bears close resemblance to Shenron (or Shen-Long) the dragon God from the Dragon Ball series, as seen above.
According to Shynron’s bio at Shynron.com, “The Dragon is a symbol of power, strength, prosperity, and balance. It is like a dragon that he combats his foes with high flying maneuvers, clever tactics, and feats of sheer athleticism.”
I sure as heck haven’t seen a dragon do the kinds of things that Shynron can do in the ring. Then again, I haven’t seen too many dragons in the ring, not including Último that is. I would really like to see a dragon attempt a middle rope 630 senton (Yin & yang), or a bottom rope 450 splash (WTFour50).
Middle rope 630 senton, or as I like to call it, “The Super Spinning Butt Splash.”
I would describe Shynron’s wrestling style as 25% lucha, 25% Master Roshi, 25% King Kai, 25% Saiyan Warrior, 50% Goku’s charm, and 100% awesome (Maths!).
In fact, a lot of Shynron’s wrestling is inspired by the Dragon Ball series. One of Shynron’s signature moves, and my favourite move in and out of wrestling, is the Kamehaha. He also borrows Krillin’s Distructo Disc technique and turns it into a spinning lariat. Learning from King Kai, Shynron stretches his opponents with the King Kai Klutch. Unfortunately, there’s no Spirit Bomb in Shynron’s offensive arsenal, at least not yet. To be fair, that’s a move that takes years of training. And even after you’ve mastered how to make a Spirit Bomb, it usually misses anyway. Besides, when you’ve got the Spirit Crusher (Handspring Ace Crusher), you don’t need no lousy Spirit Bomb.
There’s nothing more Dragon Ball than a Kamehaha