A sequence from the May 13th 2021 edition of Impact Wrestling involving newcomer ELP (El Phantasmo) has gone viral on social media. During the match, ELP did an extended version of the Undertaker’s “old school” rope walking and ended the sequence with a Death Valley Driver to the floor:
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) May 14, 2021
The sequence was met with a polarizing response from fans:
These moves are cool but not a fan of dude just legit holding him up the whole time.
— Tim (@Namedropper5000) May 14, 2021
Y’all get mad for creativity in a choreographed fight on a random episode. Chill, have fun
— Ju44 (@juusweet) May 14, 2021
That was super goddamn stupid.
But I would be lying if I said I didn't like it.
— Hi I'm Aiden #StopAsianHate #BLM #SaveSheikhJarrah (@HiImAidenSDN) May 14, 2021
Cool spot but tooooo choreographed. Still a fan tho
— Jason Knight (@jasonskyknight) May 14, 2021
GOODNESS ME!!! Phantasmo just turned Rey Fenix into a mere amateur, look at him walking the ropes!!!!
— Kimi Martinez 🏎️🏁 (@KimiMtz17) May 14, 2021
I don’t want this to be super critical but I prefer a bit more realism. Taker did Old School but it wasn’t something he did for this long.
— dbWrasslin (@DbWrasslin) May 14, 2021