Originally Posted by pipe
Maybe a dumb question here but, When Attenito dropped Uscola on his head is that considered spiking?
I think Uscola will be back.
Dropping someone on their head does not usually constitute spiking. Spiking is specifically guiding someones head into the mat while you control their body. The classic example is a piledriver. In a piledriver the person being slammed has no ability to control their body to protect themselves. For example, if you elevate someone with high crotch and slam them headfirst into the mat, this is not a spike because the person has the ability to tuck and breakfall when being dumped.
A further example: If I have you in an armbar from guard and you elevate me and slam my head straight down into the mat as hard as you can, is that spiking? No because I control my own body. I can let go of the arm and fall safely out of the technique. Make sense?