A new milestone was achieved in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) at last Sunday’s “Hell in a Cell” event when the company’s one-millionth suicide dive was executed, officially making it the most frequently deployed maneuver in the sport.
Every single performer at Hell in a Cell performed at least two suicide dives each, with some reaching as many as seven repetitions of the maneuver, totalling more than 150 suicide dives during the event’s nine-hour duration.
The maneuver thus surpassed the venerable collar-and-elbow tie-up as the sports-entertainment’s most common maneuver. In fact, a number of such new records were set, including:
- The wrist-lock is now less common than the moonsault
- Body-slams are now seen less often than a wrestler meticulously clearing monitors and paperwork off of announce tables before the destruction of said tables
- The airplane spin has become extinct entirely, replaced with the springboard hurricanrana into a reverse Canadian destroyer
Given that precisely zero “suicide dives” have resulted in the death of the wrestlers delivering them, WWE is reportedly considering changing the name to “super jumps.”