Last Updated : 12/18/00
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Abdominal Stretch
Used by : Mike Rotunda
AKA : Cobra Twist
Description : The attacker stands behind the victim. The attack reaches around the victim's body with one leg so it is around the victim's side and between their legs, hooking the leg on the same side as the attacker's leg. The attacker then has a few options on what they can do : They can lock their arms around the victim's neck and pull them upwards. They can use both their arms to push the victim's head and neck down so they are stretched across the attacker's knee. Or they can hook the victim's head or arm with one arm and grind their knuckle or elbow into the victim's floating ribs. In all cases the victim is usually bent sideways.

Abdominal Stretch, Inverted Face Lock
Used by : Toshiaki Kawada, Plum Mariko
AKA : Stretch Plum
Description : The attacker stands behind the victim. The attack reaches around the victim's body with one leg so it is around the victim's side and between their legs, hooking the leg on the same side as the attacker's leg. The attacker forces the victim down into a sitting position, with the attacker's leg still positioned around the victim's body and inbetween their legs and applies an inverted face lock. From there, the attacker twists in the direction opposite their leg (if the attacker has their left leg around the victim, twist to the right).

Abdominal Stretch w/ Abdominal Claw
Used by : Kerry Von Erich
AKA :
Description : The attacker stands behind the victim. The attack reaches around the victim's body with one leg so it is around the victim's side and between their legs, hooking the leg on the same side as the attacker's leg. The attacker wraps their arm which is closest to the victim's head around the victim's head or arm which is up. The attacker then uses their free hand to grab the victim's side/stomach and apply pressure. The victim should be forced to be bending slightly to the side.

Achilles Tendon Hold
Used by : The Great Muta
AKA :
Description : The victim is on their back, the attacker grabs one of the legs of a victim so that their foot is in the attacker's armpit. The attacker puts his arm under the knee of the victim, sits back and applies a leg scissor lock.

Achilles Tendon Hold, Reverse
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Description : The victim is on their stomach, the attacker grabs one leg by the ankle pushing it forward so the knee is bent.

Achilles Tendon Hold, Standing
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Description : The victim is on their back, the attacker grabs one of the legs of a victim so that their foot is in the attacker's armpit. The attacker puts his arm under the knee of the victim, the attacker lifts up the victim's leg and leans back, applying pressure to the victim's foot and ankle.

Ankle Lock
Used by : Repo Man
AKA : Crow Bar (Repo Man)
Description : The victim is on their back, the attacker grabs the one of the victim's legs and twists the victim's ankle. The attacker goes to the mat and applies a scissor lock to the leg.

Ankle Lock, Reverse
Used by : Ken Shamrock
AKA :
Description : The victim is on their stomach, the attacker grabs one leg by the ankle pushing it forward so the knee is bent and twists at the victim's ankle.

Ankle Lock, Standing
Used by : Masa Saito, Koji Kanemoto
AKA :
Description : The victim is on the mat, on their back or stomach, the attacker grabs one of the vicitm's legs and holds it up while twisting the victim's ankle. The attacker remains standing while applying the hold.

Arm Scissors, Short
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Description : The victim is on their back. The attacker is sitting and grabs one of the victim's arms. The attacker bends the victim's arm and reaches through with one of their own arms. The attacker places one of their legs across the wrist of the victim. The attacker pulls up with their arm while forcing the victim's wrist down with their leg, and applying pressure to the victim's arm/elbow.

Armbar
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Description : The attacker wraps their arms around one of the victim's arms in such a way that the victim's elbow is locked straight out and the attacker applies pressure to the victim's arm.

Armbar, Belly to Belly Double
Used by : Al Snow, Akira Taue
AKA :
Description : The attacker stands facing the victim. The attacker traps both the victim's arms under their arms and in their arm pits. The attacker squeezes the victim's arms.

Armbar, Bridging Double
Used by : Dan Kroffat
AKA :
Descrption : The victim is laying on their stomach on the mat, the attacker sits on their back. The attacker grabs both the victim's arm and traps them while linking their own hands. The attacker does a forward flip and does a bridge while keeping the arms locked and applies pressure.

Armbar, Crucifix
Used by : Antonio Inoki, Sgt. Craig Pittman, Jerry Flynn, Kendo Ka Shin
AKA : Code Red (Pittman), Cross Arm Scissors, Cross Arm Breaker, Jujigatame
Description : The victim is on their back, the attacker applies a scissor lock on the arm with their legs and falls backwards while holding the victim's arm. The attacker applies pressure by pulling down on the victim's arm so their elbow is hyperextended across the attacker's body.

Armbar, Rolling Crucifix
Used by : Yoshihiro Tajiri
AKA :
Description : The victim is laying on the mat on their back. The attacker grabs one of the victim's arms and places it between their legs. The attacker also places one of their legs so the back of their knee is against the back of the victim's neck. The attacker scissor locks their legs around the victim's arm and behind their neck/back, trying to hyperextend the victim's elbow across the attacker's body and falls to the mat. Once the attacker is laying on the mat, they start rolling so the back of their leg is forcing the victim's head forward until they are forced to roll over. The attacker keeps the arm locked and continues to roll on the mat with the armbar still applied.

Armbar, Step Over
Used by : Ole Anderson, Arn Anderson, Fuerza Guerrera
AKA : Pumphandle Armbar
Description : The victim is sitting, the attacker straddles the one of the victim's shoulders and grabs thier arm. The attacker grabs their arm and pulls up, trying to hyperextend the victim's elbow across the attacker's body.

Armbar, Wakigatame
Used by : Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Maxx Payne/Man Mountain Rock, Little Guido
AKA : Fujiwara Armbar (Fujiwara), Payne Killer (Payne), Whammy Bar (Rock)
Description : The victim is laying on the mat face first, the attacker is to one side of the victim with their back to their body. The attacker locks their arms around one of the victim's arms so that the victim's elbow is locked. The attacker keeps the elbow locked and applies pressure to the arm, but also pulls backwards, that is, leans back across the victim's body, and applies pressure to the victim's shoulder as well.

Armbar and Arm Scissors
Used by : Perry Saturn, Steve Blackman
AKA : The Rings of Saturn (Saturn)
Description : The victim is on the mat. The attacker scissor locks one of the victim's arms with their legs and grabs the victim's other arm with their arms and pulls back on it. The victim should be laying on the mat on their side once the hold is applied.

Armbar with Neck Submission, Crucifix
Used by : Kensuke Sasaki
AKA : Strangle Hold Beta
Description : The victim is face down on the mat, attacker stands over their upper back. The attacker reaches under one of the victim's arms and locks their hands together. The attacker then falls to the side opposite the arm they grabbed. The attacker will be laying on their side and the victim will be on their back, one of the attacker's legs will be under the victim's upper back and hooking their free arm. That is, the attacker's lower leg is in the free hand's arm pit and hooking the ar, with the attacker's foot. The attacker throws their other leg over the victim's trapped arm and then behind the victim's neck, pushing the victim's neck forward and driving their chin into their chest. The attacker pulls the victim's arm out straight across the attacker's torso, trying to hyper extend the victim's elbow.

Armbar with Neck Submission, Reverse Crucifix
Used by : Kensuke Sasaki
AKA : Strangle Hold Alpha
Description : The victim is on their stomach. The attacker applies an scissorlock to on the victim's arms. The attacker rolls in the same direction on the victim's head, forcing the victim's body up at an angle where their neck is supporting their own body weight. At the same time, the attacker is trying to hyperextend the victim's elbow across the attacker's body.

Armbar with Neck Submission, Step Over
Used by : Kensuke Sasaki, Brad Armstrong
AKA : Strangle Hold Gamma (Sasaki)
Descrpiton : The victim is on their back, the attacker grabs one of the victim's arms and puts his leg behind the victim's head so that the victim's neck is behind the attacker's knee. The victim is on his side. The attacker steps with his foot over the victim's body and pulls on the victim, the attack applies pressure to the back of the victim's neck.

Back Breaker Hold, Bow and Arrow
Used by : Great Sasuke
AKA :
Description : The victim is on the mat face down. The attacker places both of their knees on the victims back and places one arm around the victim's neck and the other around one or both legs. From this position, the attacker leans backwards until they are on their back and the victim is lifted in the air. The attacker pulls on the neck and legs causing pressure to the victim's back.

Back Breaker Hold, Cross Knee
Used by : Heidi Lee Morgan, Hector Guerrero, Chris Jericho
AKA :
Description : The victim is laying across the knee of the attacker as if they've been given a back breaker drop. The attacker pushes down on the victim's chest/head and their thigh so that the the victim's back is stretched across the attacker's knee.

Back Breaker Hold, Crossed Arm Knee
Used by : The Bloody
AKA : Bloody Stretch EX (Bloody)
Description : The victim is kneeling on the mat, the attacker is standing behind them. The attacker places both their feet on the back of the victim's bent knees and sits down, leaving their knees bent so their knees are in the back of the victim. The attacker crosses the victim's arms in front of the victim's body and pulls on them, applying pressure to the victim's back.

Back Breaker Hold, Standing Bow and Arrow
Used by : Ciclon Ramirez, Shocker
AKA :
Description : The attacker stands behind the victim and scoops them up so that they are back to back and the victim's body is paralell to the mat. The attacker hooks the victim's legs with one arm and their victim's head/neck with the other stretching the victim across the attacker's back.

Back Breaker Rack (Argentine Back Breaker)
Used by : Lex Luger, Hercules
AKA : The Human Torture Rack (Lex Luger)
Description : The attacker lifts the victim up so that they are laying across the attacker's shoulders. The attacker hooks the victim's neck and leg and applies pressure.

Back Breaker Rack, Back to Back
Used by : Gory Guerrero, Eddy Guerrero
AKA : Gory Lock, Gory Special
Description : The attacker lifts the victim up over their shoulder so that the victim is across their back and their upper back is across the attacker's shoulder. The attacker tucks the victim's legs around the attacker's hips. From there the attacker either hooks the victim's arms or applies an chinlock on the victim, applying pressure to the upper back of the victim by pulling down.

Back Breaker Rack, Back to Back Crucifix
Used by : Don Leo Jonathan
AKA : Hijack Backbreaker (Jonathan)
Description : The attacker lifts the victim up over their shoulder so the victim is across the attacker's back and the victim's upper back is across the attacker's shoulder. The attacker grabs the victim's outstretched arms and pulls down, applying pressure to the victim's back.

Back Breaker Rack, Inverted Shoulder (Canadian Back Breaker)
Used by : Jesse Ventura, Brian Lee, Rick Rude
AKA : The Body Breaker (Ventura), The Cancellation (Lee)
Description : The victim is lifted up over the attacker's shoulder so the victim is facing upwards and their back is held over the shoulder of the attacker. The attacker locks their arms around the victim's torso and applies pressure.

Back Breaker Rack, Reverse Back to Back
Used by : Jerry Lynn
AKA : Reverse Gory Lock/Special
Description : The victim is behind the attacker. The attacker places the victim's head between their legs and hooks both their arms. The attacker turns around so the victim is now in front of the attacker facing the same direction, at the same time, the victim ducks down and sticks their head between the victim's legs and stands up while still having the arms hooked. The victim is lifted up so they are now upside down, the attacker suspends the victim by keeping their arms trapped. The attacker holds the victim's arms and grabs the victim's leg, pulling down, stretching the victim's lower back.

Bear Hug
Used by : Hillbilly Jim, Bruno Sanmartino, Tony Atlas
AKA :
Description : The attacker stands face to face with the victim and wraps their arms around the victim's body and applies pressure.

Bear Hug, Inverted Belly to Back
Used by : Dave Sullivan
AKA : Bunny Hop (Sullivan)
Description : The victim is bent over, the attacker stands near the victim's head and locks their arms around the victim's torso. The attacker lifts the victim up so the are upside down, as if the attacker as going to give the victim a piledriver. The attacker applies pressure to the victim's stomach while holding them upside down.

Boston Crab
Used by : Rick Martel, Stan Hansen, Chris Jericho, Pedro Morales
AKA : Brazos Valley Breaker (Hansen), Liontamer (Jericho), Quebec Crab (Martel)
Description : Can be set up two ways. With the victim on their back, the attacker grabs both the victim's legs, the attacker steps over the victim's body so they are turned onto their stomach. The attacker leans back to apply pressure. If the victim is on their stomach, the attacker grabs both their legs and pulls backwards to apply pressure.

Bow and Arrow Hold, Reverse
Used by : Yuki Ishikawa, Masa Fuchi
AKA :
Description : The victim is on their side on the mat. The attacker is facing the victim's front. The attacker grabs one of the victim's feet and bends it back so the victim's knee is bent back. The attacker hooks around the victim's head with their other arm and pushes back, applying pressure to the victim's neck. The victim is being stretch on their neck, their leg and their back as the attacker is bending the victim backwards by their leg and head.

Chickenwing
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Description : The attacker is behind the victim and hooks one of the victim's upper arm and pulls it behind thier back, applying pressure to the victim's shoulder.
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Chickenwing, Double
Used by :
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Description : The attacker is behind the victim and hooks both the victim's upper arms and pulls them behind thier back, sometimes linking their hands to apply pressure to the both the victim's shoulders.
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Chinlock
Used by :
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Description : The attacker is above the victim, who's either sitting or lying on their stomach. The attacker links their hands on the victim's chin and pulls back.

Chinlock, Back Mounted
Used by : Iron Sheik, The Sheik, Sabu, El Santo, El Hijo Del Santo, Scott Steiner
AKA : Camel Clutch, Steiner Recliner (Steiner), El Caballo
Description : The victim is face down on the mat, the attacker sits on their back and puts the the victim's arms on their legs. The attacker then links their hands under/on the victim's chin and pulls back.

Chinlock, Back Mounted Crossed Arms
Used by : Jinsei Shinzaki
AKA : Gokuraku-gatame (Shinzaki)
Description : The victim is on their stomach or in a kneeling position. The attacker straddles the victim's upper back and grabs both the victim's arms with their opposite hands. The attacker crosses the victim's arms under across their chest/under their chin. If the attacker was not on their stomach, the attacker forcing the victim forward so they are laying on the mat. The attacker pulls back on the victim's arms to apply pressure to the person's neck and back.

Chinlock, Cross Knee
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Description : The victim is kneeling on the mat, the attacker is standing behind them. The attacker places both their feet on the back of the victim's bent knees and sits down, leaving their knees bent so their knees are in the back of the victim. The attacker links both their hands under the victim's chin and pulls back, applying pressure to the victim's chin and stretching them across their knees.

Chinlock, Over the Shoulder
Used by : Mad Dog Vachon, Road Warrior Hawk
AKA : The Hangman (Vachon)
Description : The attacker is back to back with the victim. The attacker reaches over their shoulder and grabs the victim's head, linking their hands around the victim's chin and putting the victim's neck over the attacker's shoulder. The attacker leans forward and support's the victim's weight on their back, lifting them off the ground and stretching their neck out.

Chinlock and Armlock
Used by : Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Hiromi Yagi
AKA : Buffalo Sleeper (Tenzan)
Description : The victim is sitting, the attacker grabs one of their arms and pulls it up so the arm is above the shoulder and the wrist is trapped in the attacker's elbow. With their other hand, the attacker locks their hand around the victim's chin. The attacker reaches under the victim's arm which is trapped in the attacker's elbow and grabs their other hand and pulls back, applying pressure to the victim's neck and arm.

Choke Hold
Used by : Tiger Jeet Sighn
AKA : Tiger Claw
Description : The attacker grabs the victim by the throat with either one or two hands.
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Choke Hold, Front Face Lock
Used by : Oleg Taktarov
AKA : Gulliotine Choke
Description : The attacker stands face to face with the victim and grabs the victim's head and places it under their arm. The attacker locks the victim's head with one arm, reaching around the victim's head and across their throat. The attacker applies pressure by locking their hands and squeezing. They may also try to apply more pressure by lifting the victim up at an angle.

Choke Hold, Half Nelson
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Description : The attacker stands behind the victim. The attacker reaches under one of the victim's arms with one hand and places it behind the victim's neck and with their other arm they reach around under the victim's chin and squeezes across the victim's throat.
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Choke Hold, Thumb to the Throat
Used by : Glacier
AKA : Icepick (Glacier)
Description : The attacker is standing behind the victim, the attacker reaches around the victim's head and sticks their thumb into the victim's throat. The attacker is forcing their thumb into the victim's windpipe, forcing them to submit or pass out.

Claw Hold, Abdominal
Used by : The Von Erichs, Bruiser Bedlum
AKA :
Description : The attacker places their hand on the stomach of the victim and applies pressure.

Claw Hold, Head
Used by : The Von Erichs, Blackjack Mulligan, Baron Von Rashke
AKA : The Iron Claw (Von Erichs, Von Rashke), Blackjack Claw (Mulligan)
Description : The attacker places their hand on the head of the victim and applies pressure.

Crossface Hold
Used by : Chris Benoit, Kaz Hayashi
AKA : Crippler Crossface (Benoit)
Description : The victim is on the mat on their stomach, the attacker is to the side of the victim's body. The attacker reaches around the victim's head and pulls their arm across the victim's face. The attacker locks their hands together and pulls back, applying pressure to the victim's neck.

Entanglement Submission Hold
Used by : Mr. Nielba, Ciclope
AKA : Nelbina (Nielba)
Description : The victim is on their back. The attacker grabs the victim's arms and pulls them so they are behind the victim's knees. The attacker turns the victim over so that they are resting on their knees, however, their arms are now trapped between the back of the victim's thighs and shins. The attacker then sits on the victim's back adding more weight and pressure to the hold. Posing is optional.
NOTE : This is a super goofy submission hold. I really have no idea how to qualify it and I restrained myself from actually calling it "Goofy Lucha Submission Hold #1". For what it's worth, Ciclope does a version of this, however, he just leaves the victim balled up and doesn't sit on him, walks away and usually drops a leg on them... this of course makes the victim look incredibly stupid.

Face Lock, Back Mounted Inverted
Used by : Mayumi Ozaki, Rumi Kazama
AKA :
Description : The victim is on their stomach, the attacker straddles the victim's upper back and pulls up the victim's head/upper body. The attacker reaches over the victim's head and their arms so the victim's head is facing upward and trapped under the attacker's arm. The attacker applies pressure by pulling back and squeezing on the victim's head.

Face Lock, Front
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Description : The attacker stands face to face with the victim and grabs the victim's head and places it under their arm. The attacker locks the victim's head with one arm, reaching around the victim's head and across their face. The attacker applies pressure by locking their hands and sweezing.

Face Lock, Inverted
Used by : Tatsumi Fujinami, Ultimo Dragon, Owen Hart
AKA : Dragon Sleeper
Description : The attacker stands behind the victim. The attacker reaches over the victim's head and locks it so the victim's head is facing upward and is trapped under the attacker's arm. The attacker usually kneels down once the hold is applied and adds pressure by locking their hands and squeezing.
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Face Lock, Step over
Used by : Mitsuharu Misawa
AKA :
Description : The victim is in a sitting position, the attacker stands behind them. The attacker places one leg over one of the victim's shoulder's so they are straddling them. The attacker reaches down and wraps one arm across the victim's face and locks their hands together, squeezing against the victim's face.

Full Nelson
Used by : Billy Jack Haynes, Hercules, Warlord
AKA :
Description : The attacker stands behind the victim. The attacker places both their arms under the victim's arms and locks them behind the victim's neck. The attacker provides pressure by pushing down on the victim's neck.
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Full Nelson, Back Mounted
Used by : Mr. Gannosuke, Shadow WX
AKA :
Description : The victim is on their stomach, the attacker straddles the victim's upper back. The attacker reaches under the victim's arms and locks their hands together behind the victim's neck. The attacker leans back and pulls the victim up applying pressure to the victim's back and neck.

Full Nelson, Bridged Inverted
Used by : Poison Sawada
AKA :
Description : The victim is sitting, the attacker is behind them. The attacker reaches under the victim's arms and locks their hands behind the victim's back. The victim's arms are pushed back behind them, the attacker usually rests his head on the back of the victim's neck or places his chin on the top of the victim's head. The attacker then jumps over the the victim's body landing on their feet in a bridge, applying pressure to the victim's neck by pushing it foward.

Full Nelson, Inverted
Used by : Gedo, Tenryu, Gran Naniwa
AKA : WAR Special
Description : The victim is sitting, the attacker is behind them. The attacker reaches under the victim's arms and locks their hands behind the victim's back. The victim's arms are pushed back behind them, the attacker usually rests his head on the back of the victim's neck or places his chin on the top of the victim's head. The attacker applies pressure and also pushes the victim's head foward, applying pressure to the victim's neck.
NOTE : The hold takes it's name from the WAR promotion of Japan where it is a commonly used hold.

Full Nelson, Reverse
Used by : Venom
AKA :
Description : The attacker stands face to face with the victim. The attacker reaches under the victim's arms and locks his hands on the victim's face/forehead. The attacker pushes the victim's head back to get the submission. The attacker may put one of their legs behind the victim to prevent them from falling backwards onto the mat.

Full Nelson, Reverse Inverted
Used by : Men's Teioh, Masahiro Chono
AKA : Teioh Lock
Description : The victim is sitting, the attacker facing the victim. The attacker puts one arm behind the victim's neck and reaches under both the victim's arms, locking their arms behind the victim's back. The attacker applies pressure by pull by squeezing and pushing the victim's neck forward.

Full Nelson, Spinning
Used by : Ken Patera, Pitbull #1
AKA :
Description : The attacker stands behind the victim. The attacker places both their arms under the victim's arms and locks them behind the victim's neck. The attacker provides pressure by pushing down on the victim's neck. The atacker starts spinning around so the victim is being held in air by the attacker.

Full Nelson, Standing Reverse Inverted
Used by : Mikiko Futagami
AKA :
Descirption : The attacker lifts the victim off the ground while they are standing face to face. The attacker gets into a wide base so that the victim's legs are held out on the attacker's thighs. The attacker puts one arm behind the victim's neck and reaches under both the victim's arms, locking their arms behind the victim's back. The attacker applies pressure by pull by squeezing and pushing the victim's neck forward.

Half Crab
Used by : 1-2-3 Kid, Lance Storm
AKA : Canadian Maple Leaf (Storm)
Description : Can be set up one of two ways. If the victim is on their back, the attacker grabs one of their legs, steps over the victim's body turning them on their stomach and pulls back applying pressure to the victim's back. If the victim is on their stomach, the attacker grabs one of the victim's legs and pulls backwards applying pressure to the victim's back.

Half Crab, Over the Shoulder
Used by : Bull Nakano
AKA :
Descrption : The victim is on their stomach, the attacker stradles the victim, facing the direction of their head and grabs one of the victim's legs. The attacker pulls the leg up and over one of their shoulders and applies pressure to the victim's back by pulling forward.

Half Crab with Armlock
Used by : Konnan
AKA : Tequila Sunrise (Konnan)
Description : The victim is on their back, the attacker grabs one of the victim's arms. The attacker walks around the victim's body, rolling them over onto their stomach. The attacker traps the arm of the victim by putting it behind their knee and kneeling down. The attacker then applies a half crab.

Half Nelson
Used by :
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Description : The attacker stands behind the victim. The attacker reaches under one of the victim's arms with one hand and places it behind the victim's neck and applies pressure.

Hammerlock
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Description : The attacker grabs one of the victim's arms and pulls it behind their back. The attacker pulls up on the victim's forearm applying pressure to the victim's elbow and shoulder.
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Hammerlock, Back to Back Elevated
Used by : Red Rooster
AKA : Cock o' the Walk (Rooster)
Description : The attacker grabs one of the victim's arms and bends it behind their back. The attacker has their back to the victim while holding their forearm, applying pessure to the victim's arm and shoulder. The attacker leans forward, lifting the victim off the mat and using the victim's weight against their own shoulder.

Hammerlock w/ Neck Submission
Used by : Dr. Wagner Jr., Mosco De La Merced, Tajiri
AKA :
Description : The attacker grabs one of the victim's arms and pulls it behind their back. The attacker pulls up on the victim's forearm applying pressure to the victim's elbow and shoulder. The attacker steps to the side of the victim opposite the arm they are holding (if they have the victim's right arm in a hammerlock, they are standing to the left of the victim) and facing the same direction as the attacker. The attacker hooks the victim's leg with their near leg. The attacker leans forward and rolls sideways across their back, forcing the victim over into a sitting position. The attacker then throws their free leg over the victim's neck and applies pressure to their neck while still applying pressure to their arm.

Hammerlock w/ Step Over Armbar
Used by : Yasha Kurenai
AKA :
Description : The victim is sitting down, the attacker stands behind the victim facing them. The attacker grabs one of the victim's arms and pulls it behind their back. The attacker pulls up on the victim's forearm applying pressure to the victim's elbow and shoulder. From there the attacker steps over the the victim's shoulder opposite the one in the armlock so it appears they are sitting facing away from them while reaching through their own legs keeping the victim in the hammerlock. The attacker grabs the arm the they are now squatting over with their free arm and wraps their arm around it, pulling up to applying pressure to the victim's arm. The end result is the attacker squatting over the victim's shoulder with one of their hands reaching through their legs holding the victim in a hammerlock and behind the victim's near arm, which the attacker has wrapped up with their other arm. The attacker almost has their arms crossed while keeping the victim's arms locked.

Head Lock, Side
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Description : The attacker stands to the side of the victim, facing the same direction. The attacker wraps their arm around the victim's head with one arm and applies pressure with both arms.

Head Vice
Used by : Crush
AKA : The Compactor
Description : The attacker places both hands on the side of the victim's head and squeezes.

Kneebar, Crucifix
Used by : Dean Malenko, TAKA Michinoku, Shinjiro Ohtani, Norman Smiley, Ken Shamrock
AKA : Cross Knee Scissors, hiza jujigatame
Description : The victim is on their back, the attacker applies a standing scissor lock around the victim's leg and falls to the mat to the side of the victim (usually so they are laying on the mat so they are nearly side by side, usually at an angle to one another). The attacker pulls on the victim's leg, trying to hyperextend the victim's knee and applying pressure to the hamstrings.

Kneebar, Reverse Crucifix
Used by : Konnan
AKA :
Description : The victim is on their stomach, the attacker grabs one of the victim's legs and applies a scissor lock around the victim's leg and falls to the mat, trapping the victim's heel in their armpit. The attacker applies pressure to the victim's leg by pushing down and trying to hyperextend the victim's knee across the attacker's body.

Kneelock, IV
Used by : Kendo Ka Shin
AKA : IV Kneelock (Ka Shin)
Description : The victim is on their hands and knees, the attacker is behind them. The attacker hooks one of the victim's with their same leg (that is, right would hook right, left would hook left) by putting their shin behind the victim's knee. The attacker uses the arm on the same side to hook the victim's other leg. From there, the attacker rolls on their back ala a cradle, putting both on their backs with the victim's trapped leg in the air as the attacker's leg is bent sideways and using their free leg to support their bent leg, forming a "4" with the attacker's legs. The attacker then pulls down on the victim's foot/ankle, applying pressure to the victim's knee.

Knuckle to Temple
Used by : Sgt. Slaughter, Blackjack Lanza
AKA : The Atomic Noogie (Slaughter), Texas Brainbuster (Lanza)
Description : The victim is sitting down, the attacker stands over them and tilts their head. The attacker puts their knuckle to the victim's temple and grinds it in. Looks lame, but is actually quite painful.

Leg Lock, Angled Reverse Figure Four
Used by : Felino
AKA :
Description : The victim is on their back, the attacker is facing away and grabs one leg and bends it sideways in front of one of the attacker's own legs and on top of the victim's other leg, forming a "4" with the victim's legs. The attacker holds the victim's straight leg, the attacker pins their legs into place and stands facing the opposite direction as the victim. The attacker then falls backwards at an angle (towards the victim's head) so the land on their back, the victim's legs are up in the air and they are laying on their shoulders/neck.

Leg Lock, Arm Trap Standing
Used by : Konnan
AKA : Zip Lock (Konnan)
Description : The victim is on their back, the attacker holds on of the victim's legs and steps between the victim's legs and puts their foot to one side of the victim's hip, the attacker bends their knees slightly. The attacker grabs the victim's arms one after the other and places them so they are between the attacker's leg and the leg the attacker is holding. The attacker bends the victim's leg so their shin lies across the attacker's thigh, trapping the victim's arms between the attacker's leg and the victim's knee. The attacker grabs the victim's other leg and places it so the victim's knee is placed across the ankle of their other leg and pushes down on their shin, trapping the victim's legs and arms, applying pressure with their arms to the vicitm's legs.

Leg Lock, Clover Leaf
Used by : Dory Funk Jr., Dean Malenko
AKA : Texas Clover Leaf Hold
Description : The victim is on their back, the attacker grabs both the victim's legs and locks them into a figure four with their arms, placeing the victim's straight leg into their arm pit. The attacker steps over the victim rolling them on their stomach as if for a boston crab and sits back.

Leg Lock, Crooked Figure Four
Used by : Yuji Nagata, Yoji Anjoh
AKA : The Nagata Lock (Nagata)
Description : The victim is on their back, the attacker is facing away and grabs one leg and bends it sideways in front of one of the attacker's own legs and on top of the victim's other leg, forming a "4" with the victim's legs. The attacker holds the victim's straight leg, the attacker pins their legs into place. The attacker falls to their side, forcing the victim's legs to be bent at an angle. The attacker applies pessure to the victim's legs.

Leg Lock, Elevated Crossed Arms Figure Four
Used by : Black Warrior
AKA : El Nudo Lagunero (the knot)
Description : The victim is on their back. The attacker is standing and grabs both the victim's legs. The attacker bends one of the victim's legs sideways and lays it across their straight leg, so the victim's legs form a "4". The attacker steps over the victim's bent ankle and rests the victim's straight leg on their thigh. The attacker grabs the victim's arm which is on the same side as their straight leg and pulls it across the victim's body and through the "4" in their legs (that is under the victim's bent leg). The attacker grabs the victim's other arm over and crosses it over their body, but over the leg lock. The attacker leans back and pulls the victim up off the mat while keeping their legs locked in the figure four and holding their arms.

Leg Lock, Elevated Inverted Indian Deathlock
Used by : Mikey Whipwreck
AKA :
Description : The victim is face down on the mat, the attacker crosses of the victim's ankles into the crook of the victim's other knee. The attacker uses the back of their leg to apply pressure to the victim's leg that is up and puts their leg in between the victim's entangled legs. Then the attacker falls backwards applying pressure to the victim's legs. The attacker then grabs the victim's head and rolls onto their stomach, lifting the victim up into the air.

Leg Lock, Figure Four
Used by : Ric Flair, Greg Valentine, Jeff Jarrett, Tito Santana
AKA :
Description : The victim is on their back, the attacker grabs one leg and bends it sideways behind one of the attacker's own legs and on top of the victim's other leg, forming a "4" with the victim's legs. The attacker holds the victim's straight leg, falls backwards to the mat and secures the victim's bent leg in place by placing their free leg on top of the ankle of the victim's bent leg.

Leg Lock, Indian Deathlock
Used by : Jushin Lyger, Greg Gagne, Wahoo McDaniel
AKA :
Description : The victim is on their back. The attacker has the victim's legs crossed as if the victim was sitting "indian style". The attacker places his knee on the shins of the victim's crossed legs and applies pressure to the victim's knees.

Leg Lock, Inverted Indian Deathlock
Used by : Terra Ryzing/Jean-Paul Levesque, Antonio Inoki
AKA :
Description : The victim is face down on the mat, the attacker crosses of the victim's ankles into the crook of the victim's other knee. The attacker uses the back of their leg to apply pressure to the victim's leg that is up and puts their leg in between the victim's entangled legs. Then the attacker can stand and apply pressure, or may fall backwards applying pressure to the victim's legs.
Variations :

Leg Lock, Racked
Used by : Manabu Nakanishi
AKA :
Description : The victim is on their back, the attacker bends down and grabs the victim's leg and places it on their shoulders and neck. The attacker stands up and applies pressure to the thigh and shin with their arms, bending the victim's knee across the back of their neck. The victim is lifted slightly off the mat and their own weight is used against them. The move sort of looks like an Argentine Backbreaker (Human Torture Rack) applied to someone's leg.

Leg Lock, Racked Kneeling
Used by : Toshiyo Yamada
AKA :
Description : The victim is on their back, the attacker kneels down and grabs the victim's leg and places it on their shoulders and neck. The attacker applies pressure to the thigh and shin with their arms, bending the victim's knee across the back of their neck. The move looks similar to an kneeling Argentine Backbreaker (Human Torture Rack) applied to somenone's leg.

Leg Lock, Racked Spinning
Used by : Toshiyo Yamada
AKA :
Description : The victim is on their back, the attacker bends down and grabs the victim's leg and places it on their shoulders and neck. The attacker stands up and applies pressure to the thigh and shin with their arms, bending the victim's knee across the back of their neck. The victim is lifted slightly off the mat and their own weight is used against them. The move sort of looks like an Argentine Backbreaker (Human Torture Rack) applied to someone's leg. The attacker than starts spinning around similar to an airplane spin while holding the victim's leg.

Leg Lock, Reverse Figure Four
Used by : Tony Rivera
AKA :
Description : The victim is on their back, the attacker is facing away from the victim and grabs one leg and bends it sideways behind one of the attacker's own legs and on top of the victim's other leg, forming a "4" with the victim's legs. The attacker holds the victim's straight leg, and holds the bent leg in place with their other leg. The attacker then turns, causing the victim to roll over onto their stomach, and drops down to the mat applying pressure to the victim's legs.

Leg Lock, Reverse Standing Figure Four
Used by : Disco Inferno, Yuji Nagata
AKA : The Last Dance (Disco)
Description : The victim is on their back, the attacker is facing away and grabs one leg and bends it sideways in front of one of the attacker's own legs and on top of the victim's other leg, forming a "4" with the victim's legs. The attacker holds the victim's straight leg, the attacker pins their legs into place and stands facing the opposite direction as the victim and they apply pressure.

Leg Lock, Scorpion Deathlock
Used by : Sting, Bret Hart, Owen Hart, Riki Choshyu, Ron Garvin
AKA : Scorion Deathlock (Sting, Choshyu), Sharpshooter (Harts), Hammer Jammer (Garvin)
Description : The victim is on their back. The attacker holds up the victim's legs and steps inbetween them. The attacker crosses the victim's legs around the leg which they put through and holds them in place with their arms. The attacker them steps over, turning the victim over on their stomach. The attacker leans/crouches back to apply pressure.
Variations :

Leg Lock, Standing Figure Four
Used by : Steve Austin
AKA : That's a Wrap (Austin)
Description : The victim is on their back, the attacker grabs one leg and bends it sideways behind one of the attacker's own legs and on top of the victim's other leg, forming a "4" with the victim's legs. The attacker holds the victim's straight leg, the attacker pins their legs into place, instead of falling back to apply the standard figure four leg lock, the attacker remains standing and applies pressure.

Leg Lock with Bridging Chinlock, Inverted Indian Deathlock
Used by : The Great Muta
AKA : Sickle Hold
Description : The victim is face down on the mat, the attacker crosses of the victim's ankles into the crook of the victim's other knee. The attacker uses the back of their leg to apply pressure to the victim's leg that is up and puts their leg in between the victim's entangled legs. The attacker stands up and bridges backwards and applies a chinlock on the victim.

Leg Lock with Front Face Lock, Indian Death Lock
Used by : Konnan
AKA :
Description : The victim is on their back. The attacker has the victim's legs crossed as if the victim was sitting "indian style". The attacker places his knee on the shins of the victim's crossed legs and applies pressure to the victim's knees. The attacker lifts up the victim and applies a front face lock.

Leg Lock with Head Scissors, Racked
Used by : Ultimo Guerrero
AKA :
Description : The victim is on their back, the attacker sits down and grabs the victim's leg and places it on their shoulders and neck. At the same time, the attacker uses his leg to scissor lock the victim's head. The attacker lies back and applies pressure to the thigh and shin with their arms, bending the victim's knee across the back of their neck while squeezing the victim's head/neck with their legs. The move looks similar to an kneeling Argentine Backbreaker (Human Torture Rack) applied to someone's leg.

Leg Lock with Reverse Inverted Full Nelson, Indian Death Lock
Used by : Mariko Yoshida
AKA :
Description : The victim is on their back. The attacker has the victim's legs crossed as if the victim was sitting "indian style". The attacker places his knee on the shins of the victim's crossed legs and applies pressure to the victim's knees. The attacker puts one arm behind the victim's neck and reaches under both the victim's arms, locking their arms behind the victim's back. The attacker applies pressure by pull by squeezing and pushing the victim's neck forward.

Leg Lock with Underhook Neck Submission, Elevated Figure Four
Used by : Black Warrior
AKA :
Description : The victim is on their back, the attacker bends one of the victim's legs across their other leg so their legs form a four. The attacker stands to the side of the victim's straight leg. The attacker places foot under the victim's straight leg and bent ankle. The attacker pulls the victim into a sitting position, the attacker locks both the victim's arms behind their back and links their hands together. The attacker rolls to their side away from the victim's body and onto their back, elevating the victim off the canvas. The attacker applies pressure to the victim's neck by squeezing the underhook and keeps the victim in the leg lock.

Leg Split Hold, Leg Scissor
Used by : Steve Blackman
AKA :
Description : The victim is kneeling or bent over, the attacker leans across the victim's lower back. The attacker scissor locks one of the victim's legs with their legs and wraps their arms around the victim's other leg. The attacker rolls onto their back and pulls down with their legs and arms, forcing the victim's legs to do a split.

Leg Split Hold, Standing
Used by : Giant Baba
AKA :
Description : The attacker is standing, the victim is on their back. The attacker puts one foot on one of the victim's legs which are on the mat. The attacker picks up the victim's other leg and pushes it as far as they can, forcing the victim's leg into a split.

Neck Submission, Leg Trap Arm Hook
Used by : Yoshihiro Tajiri, Yoshiko Tamura
AKA :
Description : The attacker stands behind a sitting victim. The attacker stradles the victim's neck with their legs and places their legs between the victim's legs. The attacker puts their feet under the attacker's knees. The attacker falls forward so they are stomach first on the mat and the victim is forced to balance their weight on their head/neck as the victim's feet are hooking the victim's thights, forcing the victim into a kneeling angle. The attacker grabs both the victim's arms and applies pressure.

Neck Submission, Underhook Leg Trap
Used by : Hikari Fukuoka
AKA :
Description : The attacker is facing the victim. The attacker bends the victim down and hooks both of the victim's arms so they are behind the victim's back. The attacker links their hands together and sits down/lays back while still holding the victim's arms. The victim is forced to balance their weight on their head neck. The attacker uses their legs to hook the victim's legs, compacting the victim's body.

Neck Twist
Used by :
AKA :
Description : The victim is sitting, The attacker is standing behind them. The attacker pushes down on one side of the victim's head while pulling on the victim's head up by their jaw.

Nerve Hold with Armbar
Used by : Yoshi Kwan
AKA : Igetcha Suka
Description : The attacker applies an armbar on the victim. The attacker then puts one of their hands under the victim's armpit and applies a nerve pinch to the jawbone area.

Nerve Hold, Double Trapezius
Used by : Rene Goulet
AKA :
Description : The attacker applies a nerve pinch with both hands to both the trapezius muscles in the victim's shoulder/neck area.

Nerve Hold, Mandable
Used by : Mankind
AKA : The Mandable Claw (Mankind)
Descrption : The attacker applies a nerve hold by pushing their fingers into the mouth of the victim and pushing down on the nerves under the tongue.

Nerve Hold, Trapezius
Used by :
AKA :
Description : The attacker applies a nerve hold by squeezing the trapezius muscle in the neck/shoulder of the victim.

Nerve Hold, Under the Chin
Used by : Meng
AKA : The Tongan Death Grip (Meng)
Description : The attacker applies a nerve pinch to the underside of the victim's chin in the area between the victim's jaw bone.

Octopus Hold
Used by : Antonio Inoki, Takeshi Ono, Yoshihiro Tajiri
AKA :
Description : The Octopus hold is similar to an abdominal stretch. The attacker stands behind or to the side of the victim, the attacker hooks one of their legs around the victim's opposite leg (that is, the left leg would hook the right or the right leg would hook the left). The attacker then bends the victim over to the side and hooks their upper arm with one hand and puts their leg across the victim's neck, forcing it down. The attacker is forcing the victim to carry all their weight. The attacker can use their free hand to steady themselves on the victim or use it to grab the victim's free leg and pull on it, adding more pressure to the hold.

Octopus Hold, Grounded
Used by : Dos Caras, El Samurai, Octagon, Val Venis
AKA : Octagon Special (Octagon)
Description : The victim and attacker are side by side on the mat on their backs. The attacker has their leg which is closest to the victim wrapped around the victim's near leg. The attacker reaches their far leg across the their body and locks it behind the victim's neck, forcing the victim's head into their chest. This hold is often set up with a side russian leg sweep. The attacker grabs the victim's near arm and applies pressure to it.

Scissor Lock, Body
Used by : Kevin Von Erich
AKA :
Description : The attacker locks their legs around the body of the victim and applies pressure.

Scissor Lock, Crooked Head
Used by :
AKA :
Description : The attacker applies a head scissor lock on the victim on their back. The attacker twists their body so the victim's head is pulled towards their chest.

Scissor Lock, Head
Used by :
AKA :
Description : The attacker locks their legs around the head of the victim and applies pressure.

Scissor Lock, Triangle
Used by : Shinya Hashimoto, Dean Malenko, Steve Blackman
AKA :
Description : The victim is laying on their back. The attacker stands behind the victim's head facing towards them. The attacker lifts up the victim's arm and places one of their legs around the side of the victim's head and bends their leg so their calf is under the victim's chin. The attacker locks their leg in place with their other leg so their leg legs are forming a "4" around the victim's head. The attacker applies pressure with their legs, cutting off the supply of blood to the brain of the victim. The attacker also pulls back on the victim's arm so it is between the attacker's legs. The move is a combination of a Leg Lock Sleeper Hold and a Crucifix Armbar.

Sleeper Hold
Used by : Roddy Piper, Dusty Rhodes, Brutus Beefcake, Adrian Adonis, Johnny Weaver
AKA : Goodnight Irene (Adonis), Weaverlock (Rhodes)
Description : The attacker stands behind the victim and wraps one of their arms around the victim's neck, but not under their chin. The attacker applies pressure, cutting off the supply of blood to the victim's brain, causing them to pass out.

Sleeper Hold, Choke Hold
Used by : Nailz, Antonio Inoki
AKA :
Description : The attacker stands behind the victim and wraps one of their arms around the victim's neck and under their chin. The attacker applies pressure, cutting off the victim's air and the supply of blood to the victim's brain, causing them to pass out.

Sleeper Hold, Cobra Clutch
Used by : Sgt. Slaughter, Ted DiBiase, Virgil/Vincent
AKA : The Cobra Clutch (Slaughter), Million Dollar Dream (DiBiase), Shinni No Maki
Description : The attacker stands behind the victim. The attacker reaches under one of the victim's arms with one hand and places it behind the victim's neck. The attacker uses their free arm to reach across the victim's body and grab the victim's arm which is on the the same side as the arm the attacker is apply the half nelson. The attacker pulls the victim's arm across their face and locks their hands around the victim's neck and applies pressure.

Sleeper Hold, Leg
Used by :
AKA : Figure Four Sleeper
Description : The victim is laying on their back. The attacker sits behind the victim's head facing towards them. The attacker grabs the victim's head and places one of their legs around the side of the victim's head and bends their leg so their calf is under the victim's chin. The attacker locks their leg in place with their other leg so their leg legs are forming a "4" around the victim's head. The attacker applies pressure with their legs, cutting off the supply of blood to the brain of the victim.

Sleeper Hold, Pinch
Used by : The Mountie, the Trooper
AKA : CCT (Corotid Control Technique - Mountie), The Pinch (Trooper)
Description : The attacker grabs the neck of the victim and squeezes on the arteries in the victim's neck, cutting off the blood to the brain, causing the victim to pass out.

Sleeper Hold, Rolling Leg
Used by : Miho Wakizawa
AKA :
Description : The attacker wraps one leg around the prone victim's neck, and lock the hold on with their other leg. The attacker keeps their arms locked around the victim's neck and rolls over to their stomach and then does a forward roll so they land on their back and throw the victim over on their back while keeping the sleeper lock on the victim. The inner sides of the attacker's calf and thigh should press against the carotid arteries, causing the victim to pass out.

Sleeper Hold, Spinning
Used by : Shinobu Kandori, Naohiro Hoshikawa
AKA :
Description : The attacker stands behind the victim and wraps one of their arms around the victim's neck, but not under their chin. The attacker applies pressure, cutting off the supply of blood to the victim's brain, causing them to pass out. Once the attacker locks their arms around the victim's body, the attacker starts spinning around until the victim's legs are pulled out from under them and the are being held off the ground by their neck.

Sleeper Hold, Spinning Cobra Clutch
Used by : Jim Neidhart, Chris Jericho, Manabu Nakanshi
AKA :
Description : The attacker stands behind the victim. The attacker reaches under one of the victim's arms with one hand and places it behind the victim's neck. The attacker uses their free arm to reach across the victim's body and grab the victim's arm which is on the the same side as the arm the attacker is apply the half nelson. The attacker pulls the victim's arm across their face and locks their hands around the victim's neck and applies pressure. The attacker starts spinning around until the victim's legs are pulled out from under them and the are being held off the ground by their neck.

Sleeper Hold w/ Neck Submission
Used by : Mariko Yoshida
AKA :
Description : Victim is sitting, the attacker places their leg behind the victim's neck so that the back of the attacker's knee is on the victim's neck the attacker lays down on the canvas on their side which leg is not being the victim's neck. The attacker reaches under their shin of the leg which is on the back of the victim's neck and around the side the the victim's neck with the arm which are laying on and over their leg and around the victim's chin with their other hand. the attacker links their hands, squeezing the victim's neck with their arms and also forcing their head forward with their leg.

Step-Over Toe Hold Face Lock (STF)
Used by : Masahiro Chono, Irwin R. Shyster, Erik Watts
AKA : The Penalty (IRS)
Description : The victim is on their back, the attacker holds on of the victim's legs and steps between the victim's legs and puts their foot to one side of the victim's hip and bend the victim's leg so their shin lies across the attacker's thigh. The attacker turns the victim over onto their stomach and scissors the victim's leg. The attacker reaches forward and applies a crossface hold.
NOTE : This move can start with the victim on their stomach, the important part is that one of the victim's legs is scissored and the attacker applies the facelock. The hold can be applied from a drop toe hold or half crab as well.

STF, Double
Used by : Kyoko Inoue
AKA : The Spider's Nest (Inoue)
Description : The victim is on their stomach. The attacker stands on the back of the victim's knees/thighs and locks the victim's ankles behind their legs. The attacker applies a chinlock and pulls back.

STF, Inverted
Used by : Hiroshi Hase
AKA :
Description : The victim is on their back, the attacker holds on of the victim's legs and steps between the victim's legs and puts their foot to one side of the victim's hip and bend the victim's leg so their shin lies across the attacker's thigh. The attacker turns the victim over onto their stomach and scissors the victim's leg. The attacker reaches forward and applies a crossface hold. Once the crossface hold is locked on, the attacker rolls to one side so that the attacker ends up on their back and the victim is elevated off the mat and in the air, facing upward.
NOTE : This move can start with the victim on their stomach, the important part is that one of the victim's legs is scissored and the attacker applies the facelock. The hold can be applied from a drop toe hold or half crab as well.

Step-Over Toe Hold Face Lock with Double Arm Lock
Used by : Magnum TOKYO
AKA : STPherimone (TOKYO)
Description : The victim is on their stomach. The attacker grabs the victim's foot and bends it up. The attacker lies on thier side, their bottom leg is behind the victim's knee, their top leg is hooked around the victim's shin/ankle. The attacker throws the victim's near arm inbetween their legs and scissor locks the arm and the victim's ankle. The attacker reaches across the victim's chest with one arm and around the victim's free arm and locks their hands around the victim's head. The end result has the attacker pulling back on the victim's neck, one of the victim's arms is trapped in a leg scissor, the other arm is trapped between the attacker's chest and under the attacker's top arm which is applying the face lock on the victim.

Step-Over Toe Hold Full Nelson
Used by :
AKA :
Description : The victim is on their back, the attacker holds on of the victim's legs and steps between the victim's legs and puts their foot to one side of the victim's hip and bend the victim's leg so their shin lies across the attacker's thigh. The attacker turns the victim over onto their stomach and scissors the victim's leg. The attacker reaches forward and places both their arms under the victim's arms and locks them behind the victim's neck. The attacker provides pressure by pushing down on the victim's neck.
NOTE : This move can start with the victim on their stomach, the important part is that one of the victim's legs is scissored and the attacker applies the full nelson. The hold can be applied from a drop toe hold or half crab as well.

Step-Over Toe Hold Full Nelson, Inverted
Used by : Rencor Latino
AKA :
Description : The victim is on their back, the attacker holds on of the victim's legs and steps between the victim's legs and puts their foot to one side of the victim's hip and bend the victim's leg so their shin lies across the attacker's thigh. The attacker turns the victim over onto their stomach and scissors the victim's leg. The attacker reaches forward and places both their arms under the victim's arms and locks them behind the victim's neck. The attacker provides pressure by pushing down on the victim's neck. Once the full nelson is locked on, the attacker rolls to one side so that the attacker ends up on their back and the victim is elevated off the mat and in the air, facing upward.
NOTE : This move can start with the victim on their stomach, the important part is that one of the victim's legs is scissored and the attacker applies the full nelson. The hold can be applied from a drop toe hold or half crab as well.

Stump Puller
Used by : Big Bully Busick, Doink
AKA :
Description : The attacker stands behind a sitting opponent. The attacker straddles the victim's neck with thier legs, grabs one or both of the victim's legs, pulling them up, stretching the victim's hamstrings and compressing the victim's neck.

Stump Puller, Figure Four
Used by : Konnan
AKA :
Description : The victim is sitting, the attacker straddles their shoulders. The attacker grabs the victim's legs and puts them in a figure four position. The attacker pulls back on the victim's legs, compressing their body.

Surfboard
Used by :
AKA :
Description : The victim is on their stomach. The attacker grabs both the victim's arms and stands with on foot in the middle of the victim's shoulderblades. The attacker pulls back on the victim's arms.

Surfboard, Chinlock
Used by : Jushin Lyger
AKA :
Description : The victim is on their stomach. The attacker stands on the back of the victim's knees/thighs and locks the victim's ankles behind their legs. The attacker grabs both the victim's arms, pulls back and sits down, bringing the victim up to their knees. From there the attacker applies a chinlock.

Surfboard, Elevated
Used by : Rob Van Dam
AKA :
Description : The victim is on their stomach. The attacker stands on the back of the victim's knees/thighs and locks the victim's ankles behind their legs. The attacker grabs both the victim's arms, pulls back and sits down, bringing the victim up to their knees and pulls back on their arms to apply pressure

Surfboard, Inverted
Used by : Rob Van Dam, El Samurai, Super Crazy, Rayo De Jalisco Jr.
AKA : La Tapatia
Description : The victim is on their stomach. The attacker stands on the back of the victim's knees/thighs and locks the victim's ankles behind their legs. The attacker grabs both the victim's arms, pulls back, sits down and rolls onto their back, lifting the victim off the ground so they are facing upwards. The attacker holds his legs up straight and pulls back on the victim's arms.

Surfboard, Inverted Facelock
Used by : Super Crazy
AKA :
Description : The victim is on their stomach. The attacker stands on the back of the victim's knees/thighs and locks the victim's ankles behind their legs. The attacker grabs both the victim's arms, pulls back and sits down, bringing the victim up to their knees. From there the attacker applies an inverted facelock.

Surfboard, Inverted Indian Deathlock
Used by :
AKA : La Impactante
Description : The victim is face down on the mat, the attacker crosses of the victim's ankles into the crook of the victim's other knee. The attacker uses the back of their leg to apply pressure to the victim's leg that is up and puts their leg in between the victim's entangled legs. From here, the attacker is facing away from the victim, the attacker reaches back and grabs both the victim's arms and pulls them foward, bringing the victim up onto their knees while still in the Inverted Indian Deathlock.

Surfboard, Ring Rope
Used by : Yoshihiro Tajiri
AKA : Tarantula (Tajiri)
Description : The victim is leaning against the ring ropes with their back to them. The attacker stands on the ropes or jumps on the victim's upperback facing away from them, the attacker places their legs under the victim's armpits from behind. At this point, the attacker leans forward so they are now hanging upside down with their body on the other side of the ropes, that is, the attacker's stomach is on one side of the ropes, the victim's back is on the other. The attacker is in the air because their legs are held in place by the victim's upperback which gets stretched across the top rope. The attacker then reaches under or through the ropes and grabs the victim's legs with both their arms. The victim is then balanced and stretched across the ring ropes.

Surfboard, Sitting
Used by : Kyoko Inoue, Kendo Ka Shin
AKA :
Description : The victim is laying on their stomach, the attacker grabs both the victim's arms and places their legs under the victim's arms. The attacker sits down (either on the victim's back or between their legs) and pulls back on the arms.

Surfboard, Standing
Used by : Mil Mascaras
AKA :
Description : The victim is on their knees with the attacker standing behind them. The attacker holds both the victim's arms and has their knee or foot in the middle of the victim's shoulder blades. The attacker pulls backwards on the victim's arms.

Surfboard, Suspended
Used by : Ciclope, Kyoko Inoue
AKA : Pendulum Hold
Description : The victim is on their stomach on the mat, the attacker stands over them. The attacker tucks the victim's legs around their waist and grabs both their arms pulling them back, lifting the victim off the ground (if they are tall enough) and suspending the victim in the air.

Surfboard w/ Chinlock, Inverted
Used by : Chabera Romero
AKA : Romero Chinlock
Description : The victim is on their stomach. The attacker stands on the back of the victim's knees/thighs and locks the victim's ankles behind their legs. The attacker grabs both the victim's arms, pulls back, sits down and rolls onto their back, lifting the victim off the ground so they are facing upwards. The attacker holds his legs up straight. From there, the attacker releases the victim's arms and applies a chinlock.

Surfboard w/ Inverted Facelock, Inverted
Used by : Jushin Lyger
AKA :
Description : The victim is on their stomach. The attacker stands on the back of the victim's knees/thighs and locks the victim's ankles behind their legs. The attacker grabs both the victim's arms, pulls back, sits down and rolls onto their back, lifting the victim off the ground so they are facing upwards. The attacker holds his legs up straight. From there, the attacker pulls the victim's head down at an angle, releases their arms and applies an inverted facelock.

Three Quarter Nelson
Used by :
AKA :
Description : The attacker stands behind the victim. The attacker reaches under one of the victim's arms with one hand and places it behind the victim's neck. The attacker reaches around with their other arm above the victim's shoulder and locks their hands applying pressure to the victim's neck.

Thumb to the Neck
Used by : Terry Gordy, Meng
AKA : The Asian/Asiatic/Oriental Spike
Description : The attacker drives their thumb into the side of the victim's neck. Can be applied from the front or the back.

Toe Hold, Inside
Used by :
AKA :
Description : The victim is on their back, the attacker grabs one of the victim's leg. The attacker bends the victim's leg and sits back between the victim's legs. The attacker bend's the victim's foot in front of their body and applies pressure to the victim's foot/ankle by pushing down on the victim's toes with their hands or scissoring the foot with their legs.

Toe Hold, Reverse Step Over
Used by :
AKA :
Description : The victim is on their back, the attacker grabs one of the victim's legs. The attacker bends the victim's leg so it is pointing towards the attacker's other leg. The attacker locks their leg so that the victim's shin is behind the attacker's knee and the attacker's foot is under the victim's thigh and the thigh is in front of the attacker's shin. The attack will be standing with their back to the victim's head. The attacker applies pressure by bending the victim's toe. The attacker may also fall backwards to stretch the victim's leg and apply more pressure.

Toe Hold, Spinning
Used by : Terry Funk, Dory Funk Jr., Al Perez
AKA :
Description : The victim is on their back, the attacker holds one of the victim's legs. If the attacker grab's the victim's right leg, the attacker steps around with his right leg so that the victim's right leg is wrapped around the attacker's left leg. Attacker applies pressure to the victim's knee and leg. Usually a set up for the figure four leg lock or the attacker can continue to spin around for the submission.

Toe Hold, Step-over
Used by :
AKA :
Description : The victim is on their back, the attacker holds on of the victim's legs and steps between the victim's legs and puts their foot to one side of the victim's hip and bend the victim's leg so their shin lies across the attacker's thigh. The attacker applies pressure to the vcitim's ankle.

Wristlock, Belly to Belly
Used by :
AKA : Key lock, Double Wrist lock.
Description : The victim is lying on thier back, the attacker lays across their body as if for a lateral press. The attacker grabs the arm nearest to their head, the attacker applies a wristlock with one hand, the attacker applies more pressure by reaching through the victim's bent arm with their other arm and grabbing the arm applying the wristlock. The attacker pulls upwards applying more pressure to the elbow.

Wristlock, Belly to Back
Used by : Black Top Bully/Barry Darsow
AKA : Breaker 1-9 (Bully), Barely Legal (Darsow)
Description : The victim is sitting on the mat. The attacker grabs one of the victim's arms and pulls it up and pushes it into the attacker's chest, bending the wrist downward. The attacker applies pressure by pulling the victim's arm into their chest and bending the victim's wrist further.

Wristlock w/ Neck Submission, Belly to Belly
Used by : Reggie Bennet
AKA :
Description : The victim is lying on thier back, the attacker lays across their body as if for a lateral press while working one leg over the back of the victim's neck. The attacker grabs the arm nearest to their head, the attacker applies a wristlock with one hand, the attacker applies more pressure by reaching through the victim's bent arm with their other arm and grabbing the arm applying the wristlock. The attacker pulls upwards applying more pressure to the elbow. The attacker pulls up the victim and pulls bends the victim's head/neck foward with their leg.