dokoham wrote:what is Strike Exchange?
It's something that happens often in puroresu matches and takes a few different forms.
One guy tries to do a clothesline or strike combo, and the other no sells it, just standing there. He may point to the ropes and tell him to try that again. He might feed his chest and tell him to chop again.
Then they switch, and the other guy no sells it.
This continues for a few rounds with both guys wearing down until someone finally loses the exchange (either by finally bumping for the strikes, or a sudden wrestling move).
It's about stepping up the opponent and saying "I can take everything you can dish out". And it's one of the best moments of the match.
North American wrestling matches have strike exchanges, but do to cultural and tone differences they are usually pointless.