I was pondering the name Senton Bomb, when I had a sudden epiphany.

Did the move start out in the 90's during the heyday of high-flying Japanese wrestlers? If so, Senton Bomb makes sense, since it would mean:

  • "Sen" means 1,000
  • "ton" means ton, as in 2000 lbs.
  • "bomb" means "bomb" in "Japanese" too.

So it is a natural Japanese English name for a wrestling move that doesn't quite make sense in American English. And another wrestling move name that has a peculiar Japanese name, like "lariat" for clothesline, and "moonsault" for... hey, that's a Senton Bomb too, right?