A variation of the traditional moonsault
used in professional wrestling
To perform an Asai moonsault
(view the node moonsault
for info on how to perform a traditional one), the victim is lying somewhere around the center of the ring, parallel to the ring ropes that the executor is about to leap from. The executor takes a running start (sometimes necessarily jumping over the victim), jumps up onto the second rope, springs off doing a backward
flip and splashes onto the victim. Takes a hefty amount of balance, and one of the greatest moves to watch when done correctly.
of the WWF
uses an Asai moonsault
as his finishing move
, although it is often called as a "Lionsault" by the announcers when he performs it.