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10 Things You Need to Know About Ric Flair

10 Things You Need to Know About Ric Flair

Anyone who claims to be a wrestling fan is already familiar with the iconic Ric Flair. The Nature Boy has been a fixture of the squared circle for years.

Whether you have cheered him on or booed him from the back, he’s been consistently one of the most entertaining wrestlers in WWE history. But do you really know him?

Here are 10 facts about this scion of the slam.

1. Flair is a Champion of Champions

Flair is a 16 time WWE World Champion. As impressive as that number may be, it’s just a portion of the titles he has held across his entire career.

As a wrestler with the WWE, NWA, WCW, and WCWI he has held the position of World Champion an amazing 21 times!

Those weren’t the only awards he has racked up in his long career. In fact, he started winning awards from nearly the moment he strapped on the tights. In 1975 he was named Rookie of the Year by Inside Wrestling.

2. His Calling to Heal, Not Hurt

While he is now known for punishing moves in the ring, as a child this was a career far removed from his mind. Flair grew up the son of a doctor and, as such, he had goals of carrying on the family tradition.

In fact, he attended the University of Minnesota where he studied medicine before dropping out to enter the ring.

3. The Natural Athlete

In high school, Flair was a wrestling, track, and football star. In fact, he won the state championship in wrestling.

4. His Future Started in a Bar

While working as a bouncer at a bar in college he met Olympic weightlifter Ken Patera. The two hit it off and Patera saw something in the brash you Minnesotian so he put him in touch with Verne Gagne.

Gagne was a former wrestler turned trainer who immediately took to Flair. He invited the Flair to attend his wrestling camp (in 1971). Once he got there, it was apparent to all that Flair was a natural.

5. His Act Was an Accident

Flair worked the American Wrestling Association circuit and then moved “up” to the National Wrestling Alliance. Things were going well, but of course that’s always when the bottom drops out.

In 1974 Flair was in a very serious plane crash. He was left with a broken back in three places.

Doctors at the time told him that he would recover but he would need to seek out a new career. Flair, who had just really started out, decided that was not an option.

As he worked to get back into the ring, he knew that because of the injury, he couldn’t rely on brute strength to win a match any longer. He needed a…different approach. This led him down the path that would earn him the nickname “The Dirtiest Player in the Game.”

6. Ric Flair Could Pack ’em In

During his heyday, Flair was a premier draw for the WWE. His popularity wasn’t limited to stadiums where matches were held though. His renown was global.

In 1995 in North Korea of all places, Flair and Antonio Inoki provided an epic battle for the assembled throng. The attendance was estimated to be just under 200,000 people! It stands as the largest number of people to ever attend a wrestling match.

7. A Dual Hall of Famer

Flair holds the distinction of being the only wrestler in WWE history to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on two separate occasions.

In 2008 he was given the rare honor of being inducted while still active in the league. Four years later, after he had finally retired, he received his second induction. This time as a member of the legendary group The Four Horsemen.

In-between the two WWE ceremonies, he was enshrined into the NWA Hall of Fame as well.

8. The Lewis Influence

Fans of rock and roll know that Jerry Lee Lewis was something of a rebel. Flair saw himself in a very similar position.

To back up this belief, Flair wore fancy, ornate, fur-lined robes. Didn’t lumber up into the ring as much as strut in for a match. And he made that walk to the strains of Strauss.

Perhaps what he got more from Jerry Lee Lewis than an attitude was his signature call. The “whooooooooo” call of the Nature Boy became a mark that seemingly took on a life of its own.

Give Lewis’ “Whole Lotta Shakin Going On” a listen sometime. There, near the piano break in the middle, you’ll hear the unmistakable howl.

9. Not-Hollywood

While many of his contemporaries made their way from the ring to the screen in one form of another (“Hulk Hogan’s Rock and Wrestling” anyone), Flair chose to stick to wrestling. Over the years though he has occasionally popped up in-front of the camera as someone other than himself.

In 2015 he played the part of Leather Faced Old Man in the sequel Magic Mike XXL. A year earlier he did play a…version of himself on the animated show uncle Grandpa.

10. There Was Another

Flair has had a number of monikers during his career, the most famous being The Nature Boy. He isn’t the originator of that title though.

The original Nature Boy was a wrestler named Buddy Rogers. Rogers was a top of the card wrestler and Flair saw in him an opportunity to create something big.

So Flair wholeheartedly took the Nature Boy name and started to taunt Rogers with his acclimation of it. It was enough to incite a feud between the two which led (as those things always do) to a match.

The Greatest?

Many fans and professionals have cited Flair as being the best wrestler ever. His perfect mix of showmanship and athletic ability made him an ideal star for decades.

While he no longer wrestles, he is still known to fans and some of his signature moves have been co-opted by the wrestlers of today as tools in their arsenal and an homage to the man who inspired so many others to climb to the top turnbuckle.

The 5 Biggest WWE Wrestlers

The 5 Biggest WWE Wrestlers

We all know guys the WWE attracts some big guys. There’s no surprise there. Little guys are at a disadvantage stepping into the squared circle. Watching someone like the Big Show go up against Rey Mysterio is almost laughable (just kidding Rey, we love you).

But back to the real point, we’re discussing today. Who are the biggest men in WWE history? The true giants that stand out among even the biggest athletes in sports entertainment.

Let’s take a look at the biggest WWE wrestlers to ever grace the world of sports entertainment.

The Biggest WWE Wrestlers

Being big doesn’t mean being just tall. Bean polls don’t fare well in the wrestling world. Likewise, weight doesn’t mean much without height. When we’re talking about the biggest WWE wrestlers in history, we need to account for both.

Our break down features a combination of weight and height that make up the biggest men in sports entertainment. You can’t just cast a large shadow, you need to cast a wide one too.

The five biggest men in no particular order…

Andre the Giant

The legendary giant dwarfed many a man during his reign throughout the 70s and 80s WWE. Andre wasn’t only huge physically, but also had a larger than life personality. Many a tall tale surround Andre the Giant and propel him into an almost mythical status.

He stood 7’2” inches and weighed an incredible 520 lbs. Earning him nicknames like “The Eighth Wonder of the World.” The former WWE Champion and WWE World Tag Team Champion dominated the industry for years. Frequently feuding with Hulk Hogan Big John Stud and King Kong Bundy, Andre worked with some of the best in the business.

Those fortunate enough to step into the ring with Andre the Giant often didn’t fair well. Five hundred twenty pounds of man crashing down is enough to make even the best superstars worry for their well being.

The Great Khali

The Great Khali broke onto the WWE scene during the mid-2000s. Coming into the wrestling world like an oversized hurricane, Khali quickly rose to the highest echelon of the WWE. His amazing physique and height made sure he captured the WWE World Heavy Weight Championship in 2007.

Khali measured up to 7’1 and weighs an impressive 350 lbs. While not quite Andre sized, Khali dwarfs most superstars in the modern era. He’s credited with eliminating fellow giant Kane in a 21 participant Battle Royale, and also feuded with the likes of John Cena and Triple H.

His Khali Vise Grip is enough to make even the most seasoned superstars tap out. There’s nothing good about getting squeezed by 350 lbs of pure muscle. Nothing at all.

The Big Show

If there’s anyone the biggest WWE wrestlers who’s as intimidating and more successful than The Great Khali, it’s Big Show. Breaking the wrestling scene with the WCW, Big Show immediately made an impact. This mammoth of a man makes an impact every time he takes a step.

He’s feuded with countless WWE superstars, making many a man succumb to his dreaded chokeslam. And it’s no wonder. At 7’0 tall and weighing 463 lbs, Big Show is a certified giant. He’s captured the WWE World Heavy Weight Championship, among countless other titles.

Though getting older, Big Show shows no signs of it. That much man seems to age slower than the rest of us. Couple that with his superstar mentality, and he’s not someone who you want on your bad side.


Yeah, we said height matters, but not when you’re 598 lbs. Yokozuna tips the scales, and everything else, no matter where he goes. There’s nothing small, or gentle, about this giant. He’s a mountain of man that even the largest WWE superstars have a difficult time moving.

Coming from a wrestling family, Yokozuna had competition in his blood from day one. He’s a two-time WWE Champion as well as a WWE Tag Team Champion. He’s defeated WWE Hall of Famers Bret Hart and Hulk Hogan. He’s also a Royal Rumble Champion.

Clearly, height isn’t hindering the 6’4 giant. Yokozuna was an immovable object. The only thing small about this man is how little he cares what happens to you once you’re in his ring.

Mark Henry

Just like Yokozuna, Mark Henry doesn’t have the height but does he ever have the width. Henry weighs in at 418 lbs of solid muscle. The man doesn’t budge when he’s hit. In fact, it’s more like hitting a wall than a man.

A former strongman from Texas, Henry broke into the WWE after a brutal slam to announcer Jerry Lawler. We went on to win the WWE World Championship and join the Nation of Domination clan.

After moving to the ECW Henry won the ECW Championship and entertained hardcore fans around the world. There’s not a man Henry’s afraid. Just ask former victim Randy Orton.

WWE Legacy

While we’ve been talking about the biggest WWE wrestlers, there’s no reason to pretend like this list covers them all. The number of big men the WWE’s seen over the years is exhaustive. It’s the best platform around for truly large athletes.

Today, we’re still seeing giants emerge. You never know what giant man will come next. While we probably won’t see another Andre, there’s no reason another scale tipper can’t capture the WWE Championship once more.

And when they do, they’ll probably need to size up the championship belt once again.

WWE Past Meets Present

Being in the industry for so long has taught me one thing; never count out the older superstars (myself included). Older superstars have been around. We’ve seen the biggest WWE wrestlers, fought the giants, and beat the giants.

That’s not to say the giants haven’t beat us, but we’re holding our own pretty well. That said, if you’re interested in getting to know more about the WWE past and present, keep up with my blog.

We have ideas for new content and always welcome fan input on what we’re posting and how we can improve. Until next time, WOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

Top 5 WWE Moves in Wrestling History

Top 5 WWE Moves in Wrestling History

For decades, WWE Superstars of all shapes and sizes have been wowing crowds, performing feats of strength and flying around the ring.

From Andre the Giant to John Cena, each one has come prepared for combat their own unique WWE moves. True fans will argue until they’re blue in the face about who’s got the best moves.

And though there are many that could’ve made the list, let’s take a look at the 5 most noteworthy wrestling moves in WWE history.

The Figure-Four Leglock

You can’t have a list of best WWE moves that doesn’t include the finisher of the 16-time world champion Ric Flair. Woo!

Long before he was a WWE superstar, Ric made a name for himself as the jet-flying, limousine riding, crown jewel of wrestling. And in virtually every match he won, he used the figure four to make his opponents surrender.

To set his up his man for this devastating finishing hold, Ric would weaken his victim’s legs with sometimes questionable tactics. Never above a chop block or tricky maneuver, they didn’t call him “the dirtiest player in the game” for nothing.

Few moves are as emblematic of a wrestler as the figure four is to Flair. Even when other wrestlers attempt to use it in a match, the familiar “woos” begin to echo through the building.

Recently, a new superstar has taken the figure four and made it her own. Ric’s daughter Charlotte Flair has steamrolled through the women’s division on both Raw and Smackdown using the figure eight, a modified version of her dad’s leg lock.

Charlotte shows off her incredible athleticism and innovation by adding a bridge to the move, inflicting even more pain on her opponent’s than her father could have imagined in his day.

The Superkick

Used by a virtual who’s who of wrestlers, the superkick is one of the most enduring WWE moves. It’s most commonly identified with Shawn Michaels, one of the greatest and most controversial characters in the WWE universe.

Perhaps the most famous superkick ever occurred on an episode of “The Barbershop,” a talk show segment hosted by the colorful Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake.

Shawn, who had been having issues with his tag team partner Marty Jannetty at the time, superkicked him out of nowhere. Then he hurled him right through the window.

The crowd went completely silent. They couldn’t believe their fun-loving, rocker hero could stab his best friend in the back.

Throughout his illustrious career, Shawn has ended opponents and friendships with a well-timed superkick. Fans know when Shawn warms up the band by stomping his foot in the corner of the ring, some unlucky guy is about to get a taste of Sweet Chin Music.

The Sharpshooter

When you hear the word “sharpshooter” there’s only one legendary wrestling family that comes to mind – the Harts. From WWE Hall of Famer Bret “The Hitman” Hart to his groundbreaking niece Natalya Neidhart, the sharpshooter is arguably the most iconic submission move ever.

Bret has used the sharpshooter to finish opponents of all sizes, including the late great 600 lb. Yokozuna. His ability to lock in this deadly hold helped level the playing field for Bret, the consummate underdog.

Dubbed the “Excellence of Execution,” Bret would systematically weaken his opponent’s knees and back throughout the match. His attacks were very precise, all leading up to making his enemy tap out via the sharpshooter.

Ironically, Bret was the victim of the most famous sharpshooter in WWE history. At the 1997 Survivor Series pay per view in Montreal, Bret squared off against his bitterest rival, Shawn Michaels.

He lost the match, and his WWE championship when Vince McMahon ordered the ref to ring the bell while Shawn had Bret locked in his own move. Bret never tapped out, and the “Montreal Screwjob” as it has come to be known lives on in wrestling infamy.

The Stone Cold Stunner

The Stone Cold Stunner is one of the coolest and most noteworthy WWE moves of all time. And that’s the bottom line, because we said so!

Pro wrestling’s never had a better anti-establish rebel than Austin. He represented the ID of the every man. We all wished we could treat our bosses the way Stone Cold treated Vince McMahon every week on Monday Night Raw.

But it wasn’t just Vince who feared “The Rattlesnake” or his favorite weapon of choice. Austin’s friends and enemies alike knew that they too could fall victim to the stunner at a moment’s notice.

Austin built a reputation for unleashing the stunner out of nowhere and without prejudice. If you were between him and his beer, be prepared to feel the wrath of the stunner.

To this day whenever fans in a WWE arena hear the glass breaking, they know Austin is on his way and he isn’t leaving until at least one person gets it.

The Tombstone Piledriver

The fearsome finisher of the Undertaker (and his demon spawn brother Kane), the Tombstone had made opponents rest on peace for nearly 30 years.

How fitting that a wrestler who fancies himself after the grim reaper would end his opponents by planting them headfirst into the ground? And just for insult to injury, after he hits the Tombstone the Undertaker pins his victims with their arms crossed over their chest like a corpse.

The Brothers of Destruction — as the deadly duo are collectively known — has terrorized the ranks of WWE superstars with their seemingly other-worldly powers. They’ve mesmerized the fans and put a chill in the air every time they enter an arena.

There are some moves that tons of wrestlers use. For example, Hulk Hogan’s leg drop is devastating, but many other wrestlers have employed the move in their arsenal without conjuring images of Hulkamania.

No one uses the Tombstone unless they’re explicitly referencing (provoking, more likely) the Undertaker.

What are Your Favorite WWE Moves?

Now you know the top 5 WWE moves that stand out for us, we want to know your favorites. Don’t just tell us; show us!

We love seeing our fans in action. So make a video of your best impression of your favorite wrestler and his or her finishing move. We may just feature it on our site.

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5 Ric Flair WWE Memorable Moments You Should Know

5 Ric Flair WWE Memorable Moments You Should Know

The “Nature Boy” was synonymous with the NWA of the 1980’s. But there are plenty of Ric Flair WWE moments that fans will never forget.

From his introduction as “The Real World’s Champion” to his time as the elder statesman of Evolution, Flair has created memories that are forever etched in the collective consciousness of wrestling fans worldwide.

Here are 5 signature Ric Flair WWE moments everyone should know.

1. Royal Rumble – 1992

The controversial events following Hulk Hogan’s Survivor Series loss to The Undertaker and the subsequent “This Tuesday in Texas” rematch led WWF President Jack Tunney to declare the WWF Championship vacant.

In an unprecedented move, at the time, he also declared the winner of the 1992 Royal Rumble would become the new WWF Champion.

The Undertaker and Hulk Hogan would be part of the match and guaranteed to enter between #20 and #30. They’d be joined by a who’s who of WWF Superstars. Names like The British Bulldog, “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase, Shawn Michaels, Sid Justice, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Jake “The Snake” Roberts and “Macho Man” Randy Savage all entered the match.

Gorilla Monsoon and Flair’s advisor, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan handled the commentary, putting on a critically acclaimed performance.

Flair entered at #3 to Monsoon’s delight and Heenan’s disbelief. Monsoon was quick to remind “The Brain” that nobody entering in positions 1-5 had ever won the Rumble.

Naitch had other plans, though. His reputation as a “60 minute man” was on the line and Flair delivered.

The match ran 62:02 with Flair surviving for 59:26, despite being targeted by nearly every new entrant into the match. He eliminated Bulldog, The Texas Tornado, Big Boss Man, Macho Man and finally Sid Justice (with help from Hogan) to win The Royal Rumble and begin his first WWF title reign.

2. Flair Returns to WWF as Co-owner – 2001

The Nature Boy took some time off after WWF’s purchase of WCW in March 2001. In November, he made a triumphant return to the WWF that shocked Mr. McMahon to his core.

Survivor Series saw the WWF win a “winner take all” match against Shane and Stephanie McMahon’s invading WCW and ECW stars. The next night on RAW, Flair came to the ring to share something with Mr. McMahon and the entire world.

Flair announced that prior to Shane and Stephanie’s purchase of WCW and ECW, they sold their WWE stock to a consortium. The leader of the consortium was none other than Ric Flair.

Vince and Naitch were now partners!

This launched a storyline pitting Mr. McMahon vs. The Nature Boy. The two battled in a “Street Fight” at the 2002 Royal Rumble, won by Flair.

Eventually, Ric would control RAW and McMahon Smackdown until Mr. McMahon defeated Naitch, with help from Brock Lesnar, to regain sole control of the company.

3. Flair Vs. Edge in a TLC Match – 2006

Yes, you read that right. In one of the few Ric Flair WWE hardcore moments, Naitch competed in a TLC Match against Edge for the WWE Championship.

The match took place on the January 16, 2006 episode of RAW. Besides it being Flair’s first TLC match, the contest featured three other firsts. It would be the first TLC match in 3 years, the first TLC singles match and the first time the WWE Championship was defended in a TLC match.

After Ric laid into Edge with his patented “knife-edge” chops, Edge got the upper hand and displayed his experience using the ladder as a weapon.

Flair was battered, bloodied and even put through a table.

But Naitch got to his feet and used ladders and chairs to brutalize The “Rated R Superstar”. Ric nearly claimed another championship, until Lita’s interference gave Edge enough time to knock him of the ladder and retain the title.

4. Career Threatening Match – Wrestlemania XXIV

Wrestlemania weekend in 2008 was a special one for Ric Flair. He would be the first active competitor inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on Saturday. The next night he would fight for his career against “Mr. Wrestlemania” himself, The “Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels.

Ric returned to RAW from injury in late 2007 to announce, “I will never retire!” In response, Mr. McMahon declared the next singles match Ric lost would result in his retirement from WWE.

Flair would go on to win several career-threatening matches against the likes of HHH, Umaga, William Regal, Mr. Kennedy and Mr. McMahon. The night after the 2008 Elimination Chamber match, Shawn Michaels announced The Nature Boy as the first inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2008.

On the following week’s RAW, Naitch came to the ring after a Shawn Michaels match and asked HBK to face him at Wrestlemania. Shawn was initially reluctant but eventually agreed to wrestle The Nature Boy on “The Grandest Stage of Them All.”

At Wrestlemania XXIV, Michaels and Flair battled for 20 minutes, hitting all their classic moves as the Orlando crowd roared in approval. It ended with Ric struggling to his feet to face HBK’s “Sweet Chin Music.”

But before the finish, Michaels mouthed “I’m sorry. I love you” to his idol. This moment lives forever in the hearts of wrestling fans and echoes their exact feelings for The Nature Boy.

5. Retirement Celebration – Raw after Wrestlemania XXIV

Many consider the RAW after Wrestlemania the best RAW of the year. New storylines are launched, new Superstars debut, and the crowd becomes part of the show with their signs and raucous chants.

The RAW after Wrestlemania XXIV didn’t disappoint. WWE pulled out all the stops to celebrate the career of the “Nature Boy” Ric Flair.

During the live telecast, Ric’s family, his greatest rivals, and many other WWE Superstars paid tribute to him in the squared circle. The entire roster came to ringside and gave Naitch a standing ovation.

What happened after USA Network’s broadcast ended might be the most memorable Ric Flair WWE moment of all. The Undertaker’s music hit and “The Dead Man” processed to ringside.

He entered the ring and did homage to Ric the way only The Undertaker could.

Ric Flair WWE Moments Live Forever

Ric Flair’s time in WWE was full of memorable matches, promos, and moments wrestling fans won’t soon forget. He battled all the top stars, won championships and walked his daughter down that aisle as she became WWE’s premier female Superstar.

We’d love to hear your comments on the Ric Flair WWE moments mentioned above or any you thought should have been part of this list.

5 WWE Wrestling Moves You Could Use in Real Life

5 WWE Wrestling Moves You Could Use in Real Life

“You know pro wrestling is fake, right?”

I’d bet that most fans of pro wrestling have heard this question a million times.

Yet, believe it or not, some of the most popular wrestling moves used by the pros could actually be used in real life.

5 Wrestling Moves You Can Use In Real Life

While some kids grow up wanting to be like Superman, David Bowie, or Indiana Jones, others have more rough-and-tumble heroes like Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, The Rock, or even Mr. T.

Much of what goes on inside the WWE ring might appear to be carefully choreographed action, or at least scripted drama.

But please don’t let that take away from the fact that this is a dangerous sport filled with some truly bone-crunching wrestling moves.

Many of the wrestling moves you’ve seen on television might look purely theatrical, or far too dangerous to attempt at home.

Keep reading and let’s take a look at 5 of them.

1. The Curb Stomp

Question: Do you enjoy having all your teeth?

If the answer is “Yes”, it might be wise to not let yourself wind up on the losing end of The Curb Stomp.

Seriously, this move is bad news.

Sometimes called the Blackout, this brutal yet effective move is often credited with reviving the career of WWE Champion Seth Rollins.

The Curb Stomp is executed when a wrestler bends the opponent over and stomps on the back of his head.

Considered both a dramatic and deadly finisher, the WWE has already banned it in the ring.

Like I said, it’s bad news.

Though you could certainly use this move in real life, I’d imagine that ten out of ten doctors would highly discourage it.

2. The Spear

Ready for another bone-rattler?

The Spear is a stripped-down and straightforward finishing move where one wrestler runs head-on at another and smashes into him.

Sound violent and intense? You’re right, it is.

Running at an opponent full at full speed and delivering a blow to the midsection can easily lead to bruised organs and broken ribs. Follow up a Spear with a series of punches, and you’ll be inflicting a lot of damage.

One note of advice: The Spear is a wrestling move best used when the opponent is not expecting it. This move has certainly provided a lot of pain to opponents in the ring and given goosebumps to fans.

3. Ankle Lock

Have you ever rolled your ankle while jogging? Then you already know how wildly painful an injury to that joint can be.

Now imagine having a giant in a wrestling onesie wrenching on that tender part of your body with the intention of removing it by force.

Hopefully, that unpleasant image offers you a glimpse into how the Ankle Lock must feel.

You’d certainly need plenty of ice to help with swelling, as well as time off your feet to watch Netflix. The Ankle Lock has been a popular move with both WWE wrestlers and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighters for years.

On the positive side, it could also be used to diffuse a risky situation and prevent major injury. Just close your eyes and hold on tight.

4. Kicks and Knees

They say that variety is the spice of life. Nowhere is this truer than with the wide variety of names and techniques of wrestling kicks.

In fact, if I took the time to list them all, you might end up high-tailing it to the locker room for a shower. So here’s an abbreviated list of some popular kicks just to wet your appetite.

  • Scissor kick
  • Shoot kick
  • Enzuigiri
  • Overhead kick
  • Spin kick
  • Tiger feint kick
  • Legsweep
  • Dragon Whip

These are just a few of the common moves involving kicks that we see which could do plenty of damage to an opponent.

Some of these moves, such as Beautiful Disaster, could cause serious injury if the timing is off.

And let’s not forget to mention the knee.

This is one of the most lethal parts of the body because it’s extremely strong and could be used to hit an opponent with tremendous force. The pros love using their knees as weapons.

There are plenty of wrestling moves using the knee to pick from, including the Knee Lift, the High Knee, and the Spinning Knee.

Wrestling moves involving kicks and knees are especially popular with smaller wrestlers or wrestler with a martial arts background.

These moves would actually be ideal for use in real life situations such street fighting.

5. Piledriver

Let’s compile a list of a few things in the world more painful than a Piledriver.

  • Swallowing a jar filled with nails
  • Walking barefoot on broken glass
  • Sticking your head in a hot oven until your ears melt off

Did I leave out any of your favorites?

With names like The Texas Piledriver, The Tombstone Piledriver, and The Widowmaker, you’d be advised to avoid being on the receiving end of this punishing wrestling move.

These wrestling moves are executed when the wrestler grabs his opponent, turns him upside-down, and drops him into a sitting or kneeling position, driving the opponent’s head into the mat.

Like I said, it might be a more pleasant experience being dragged behind the old Winnebago on the next family vacation rather than getting pounded by The Piledriver.


Pro wrestling is well-known around the world as an over-the-top, action-filled spectacle, replete with chair throwing, insult-hurling, bouncing opponents off the ropes, blood and spit, and clearly not enough clothing.

And it’s more popular than ever, with fans of all ages in every country.

But this is also real combat, with wrestling moves that can be utilized inside or outside the ring.

Pro wrestling is certainly an exciting sport that makes for great entertainment, but never underestimate the power and deadly force of these moves can generate.

Keep in my that the guys on television are world-class athletics and trained to take a blow.

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