I have had the chance last weekend to review my old Daitoryu and Aikijujitsu videos. I have to admit that sometimes when we read the posts on this forum, our thoughts become sometimes confused and we're not sure anymore if our knowledge is correct or not, and we start doubting.
Fortunately, after having seen the videos, I am very relieved to reach the very obvious conclusion that M. Ueshiba did actually "create" Aikido. Eventhough several throws and armlocks do look somehow similar in their conclusion, but also do many techniques that I see in WWF. Did WWF evolve from Daitoryu too? Now seriously, if you're not able to see the huge gap between Aikido and its predecessors, and the genius of M. Ueshiba, then there is no need to discuss this matter further