In an epic rematch this Sunday at WrestleMania, the Five-Knuckle Shuffle and the People’s Elbow will finally square off to determine which one is the world’s stupidest wrestling maneuver.
Polls suggest the two maneuvers are in a dead-heat for the title of Stupidest Move; 52 per cent of voters say the The Rock’s People’s Elbow is superior in absurdity, while 48 per cent insist Cena’s Five-Knuckle Shuffle more laughable by far.
Most wrestling pundits insist the contest at WrestleMania 29 is too close to call because the People’s Elbow and the Five-Knuckle Shuffle are so remarkably similar in their flagrant defiance of logic and believability.
Both moves involve an unnecessary amount of bouncing off the ropes, halting over a downed opponent to pander to the crowd with exaggerated gestures, then dropping onto the opponent with barely enough force to squish a spider.
“It’s impossible to predict whose move will be crowned most ludicrous,” said wrestling analyst Stu Muschner.
“That’s why this match is so exciting — the signature moves of these men are equally nonsensical. A showdown like this happens only once in a lifetime. Well, twice.”