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"Today’s topic is something near and dear to my heart: wrestling finishing moves. I’ve always loved pro wrestling. I know it’s fake, I know it’s white trash, I know it’s sophomoric entertainment; I don’t care. What is so frequently overlooked by the intellectual elite is that once you get past the excessive violence and blatant homoeroticism, the story lines that wrestling follow are for the most part based on classical archetypes. I figure that you’re never going to get the white trashers of this country to read the Odyssey or Oedipus Rex, but you could probably get them to watch derived stories play out in the ring. I admit that the wrestlers probably never know the classic stories that their story lines reference, but I’m still in favor of anything that sneakily gives culture to the unwashed masses.
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A chokeslam, or in Japanese, a "nodowa otoshi", refers to a type of body slam in professional wrestling in which the wrestler grasps their opponent's neck, lifts them up, and slams them to the mat. It is common in televised wrestling because it is simple and relatively safe, yet looks powerful on camera. The chokeslam is typically used as a finisher by large wrestlers, further enhancing its perception as a powerful maneuver. This maneuver can be more damaging if the victim is slammed into an object, such as a table, steel chair, or garbage can.
The wrestler bends their opponent forward, placing the opponent's head between the wrestler's legs and then applies a double underhook on the opponent. The wrestler then jumps up while tucking their knees causing them to lift their opponent off the mat before landing on their knees, forcing the opponent's face into the mat. Triple H, the most famous user of this move, would name it the Pedigree during his "Greenwich Snob" gimmick and he still uses it today. http://www.wwe.com
Described as a fireman's carry facebuster, this move was named and made popular by Brock Lesnar. The move saw Lesnar lift an opponent up in a fireman's carry across his shoulders, then throw the opponent's legs out in front of him to spin them out while he simultaneously falls backwards, driving the opponent's head into the mat. The move's name was taken from the Fujita scale, which ranks the intensity of tornados, with F-5 being the strongest. http://www.wwe.com
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