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Jack Ruby
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Strategically speaking, isn't the Figure-4 Leg Lock a terrible finishing move?

Preface by saying that the Figure Four is easily one of the most iconic and most fun finishers to actually perform on the trampoline when you're 11 years old, and it makes for good in-ring antics, but, from a purely logistical standpoint, it's a terrible move to end a match.

Firstly, it's a submission, so you can't KO your opponent like most finishers. It's also not a quick-hit move to hit your opponent out of nowhere.


Secondly, it's one of the easiest moves to break, because the ropes are always only a few feet away from you.


And lastly, all you have to do is roll over and then the move is reversed on the person who applied it in the first place.

What a shitty strategic move, no?
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Oates Mustache
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In wrestling, yes. With Elizabeth Hurley, no.


RB10
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Doesn’t have shite on The People’s Elbow or The Stone Cold Stunner


DiamondDog
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10 yr old DD had no idea what wrestling stuff was so all my buddies used me as a tackling dummy as "showing me something".

Whenever someone shouts Goldberg now I kind of expect to get speared from behind.

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Kafka
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Figure-4 Leg Lock
this is wrestling shit?

I presumed it must be a sex position I'd never heard of


vuvuzela
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Chicken wing is the most translatable finishing move in wrestling, that shite absolutely fricking works.


Jack Ruby
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I'll still never forgive pro wrestling for making Jake Roberts' DDT into a routine, mid-match move...



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Jack Daniel
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I disagree. When your mom does it, I finish every time


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D Tide
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And lastly, all you have to do is roll over and then the move is reversed on the person who applied it in the first place.


This is how I know you never tried it


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cardswinagain
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Doesn’t have shite on The People’s Elbow or The Stone Cold Stunner


I have to say, the Stunner does look like it could frick someone up


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AmosMosesAndTwins
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Whenever someone shouts Goldberg now I kind of expect to get speared from behind.


What you do in the privacy of your friend’s garage is your business.


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Mr Personality
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Jake Roberts killed his own career from alcoholism

Sad but true


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The figure 4 is easy to break when there is cooperation.

Go to a wrestling school and have the trainer do a shoot with you.

You will discover more about wrestling.

Yes it is fake and scripted

But these people can legitimately stretch you out and inflict pain any time they choose.


WhoDatNC
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You do know it's fake right?


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But these people can legitimately stretch you out and inflict pain any time they choose.




And some of them were real wrestlers. Like the Iron Sheik, he was really a champion wrestler from Iran and they say if he had wanted to he could have tied Hulk Hogan into a knot


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this is wrestling shit? I presumed it must be a sex position I'd never heard of


How old are you? I’m in my early 40s and thought it was common knowledge that this was how the Nature Boy finished off losers.


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