What is the Sweet Chin Music and why is it called so?

Sweet Chin Music is a kind of superkick which is delivered by WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels

What is the Sweet Chin Music and why is it called so
Sweet Chin Music

Sweet Chin Music is another name of the WWE move superkick which is used by WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels. The Heart Break Kid uses the sweet Chin music as his finisher to get victories in his matches. Legends like the Undertaker, Ric Flair, Triple H, and many more have been put down with the sweet chin music

Shawn Michaels delivering a superkick to Triple H
Shawn Michaels delivering a superkick to Triple H

To perform the sweet Chin music, the superstar performs a side step before delivering a powerful kick to the face, chin, or neck of his opponent. As per the heart break kid’s career, everytime the sweet Chin music has connected well with the face of the opponent, it becomes easy for the veteran to pin his opponent.

Why is Shawn Michaels’ superkick called Sweet Chin Music?

Shawn Michaels delivering a superkick to Edge
Shawn Michaels delivering a superkick to Edge

During an appearance on the Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast, Michaels gave a detailed explanation over the development of the Sweet Chin Music. He said:

“When I first went single’s I was trying to use what I later heard was called a teardrop suplex. I just used the double-underhook and crotched a guy and suplex him. So I was using that one and Pat Patterson came to me one day. He said, ‘I like it, but that kick, the kick is actually more impactful than the suplex. What do you think about using that one?”

“And I was still new as a single’s [competitor]. I said, ‘sure! Heck, I’m just trying anything.’ And so we did that, and then, it just sort of kept going. And then, whatever, you start adding some more flair to it. And all of a sudden, eventually, one day, it begins to take on this life of its own.”

“The Sweet Chin Music, I can remember again making the comment about a Roger Clemens fastball in baseball and they would say, ooh a little sweet chin music from Roger Clemens to back him off the plate, and I mentioned it to Vince Russo and from that point forward Russo began to assert into a promo idea and felt like it was a great name to differentiate what everyone called a superkick so to speak and into a little bit more stylized and focused, you know finishing move for the Heart Break Kid”

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