Learning to break kayfabe
Join Date: Jul 2011
What's The Greatest Yet Most Painful Submission Hold?
In WWE & TNA, nowadays, Submission wrestling is almost non-existent, but back in the day, many wrestlers used submission holds as their finisher or their secondary holds.
Some holds garnered ultimate fame and became signature moves of number of superstars, while some became downright underrated that anyone barely use them.
I'd like to name few of my favorite Submission maneuvers then I would like to get your opinion on the subject.
Dragon Sleeper: One of my personal favorites, a reverse dragon sleeper a.k.a inverted facelock, is both a match-ender as well as something that would be very painful if applied perfectly. When someone would pull you backwards and place their knee under your back there's simply no way out, is there?
Lion Tamer: Modified version of Boston crab that Jericho used in the past. This move is actually better than 'Walls Of Jericho IMO', because it is more painful yet difficult to counter.
Octopus hold: If applied correctly, and the opponent doesn't do anything about it then he'd have his shoulder dislocated easily.
The Rings of Saturn: Very underrated yet Very painful move, effective against any opponent, tall or small it doesn't matter, infliction of pain on the elbow and forcing the arm away causes tremendous pressure on the shoulder that can lead to some serious injury if utilized to its fullest. This move looks like there isn't any counter of it. It's a shame that this move isn't being used nowadays.
The Crippler Crossface: The way Benoit used that move, it convinced me that it's very devastating.
Honorable Mentions: Ankle lock, Chickenwing, Sharpshooter, Triangle choke.
Any comment would be appreciated!