Best Performed By: Kenny Dykstra
Made Famous By: Hulk Hogan, Kofi Kingston, Matt Hardy, Jeff Hardy, Booker T, The Undertaker and Kenny Dykstra.
The leg drop is simple but its variations are incredible. Hulk Hogan was maybe the first guy to use it effectively. He would deliver the boot and then drop the leg right on your chest.
But then the Hardy Boyz came around. They were all about the extreme and risk pretty much everything including their lives.
Jeff Hardy began using the leg drop as he took both of his legs and landed on your groin. Matt Hardy did his extreme taunt, and then drop the leg on you from the second rope. But it doesn't end there. In ladder matches, Jeff will jump over one ladder, using it to catapult himself from the next and land right on your neck and chest. He can do this feat from as high as 20 ft. in the air.
Booker T even used this move a lot. He was a fan of using his flexible legs with such moves as the Crescent Kick, Scissors Kick and even his Spin-A-Roonie. But when Booker T got on that top rope and his opponent was on down on the canvas, He would complete a front flip and drop his legs directly onto his opponents prone body. This was called the Houston Hang Over.
Kenny Dykstra began using this move while being in the Spirit Squad. The reason why I like his better than all the rest is because of the hangtime he got. He would jump from the top rope, cock his legs back and proceed to drop them right on his opposition.
The Undertaker will place his opponent neck and chest right under the bottom rope. Then while on the apron, he would jump and land on his opponent. This variation is probably the most painful.
Kofi Kingston takes this moves to a new level by dropping both legs on his opponents chest.
The leg drop makes the HM because it can be so painful (Ask Matt Hardy) and some of the biggest stars used and still do use it today.