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Majboot Pakad: The 5 strongest submission moves in WWE currently

It is near impossible to get out of these submission holds

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Top 5 / Top 10 21 Feb 2018, 12:37 IST
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WWE is the perfect amalgamation of entertainment and wrestling. It is where one sees brute strength, unreal flexibility, and perfect showmanship. Getting the feeling of getting one over your arch rival in a square ring where it’s each man for himself can’t be matched.

Two of the main ways of winning a match in WWE are through pinfall or submission. However, there’s an added sense of pride in a superstar when he makes his opponent tap out to his submission move. When a wrestler taps out, it basically means they can no longer go through the pain they are being put through by their opponents.

There are a plethora of submission moves that exist in the WWE currently. Let’s take a look at 5 of those where the grip is unbreakable:

#1 Calf Crusher

AJ Styles executing a perfect Calf Crusher
AJ Styles executing a perfect Calf Crusher

The Calf Crusher is a compression lock that involves pressing the calf and/or thigh muscle into one of the bones of the leg. The muscles around the fulcrum are stretched to the limit and causes unbearable pain to the wrestler who is at the receiving end of it.

This move is AJ Styles’ signature submission move and its danger can be evidenced by the fact that it is a banned technique in some major Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitions!

#2 Coquina Clutch

Samoa Joe traps Brock Lesnar in an unbreakable Coquina ClutchEnter caption
Samoa Joe traps Brock Lesnar in an unbreakable Coquina Clutch

The Coquina Clutch, also called the Rear Naked Choke, is a chokehold in martial arts applied from the opponent’s back. One of the arms is wrapped around the opponents throat while the other is used to hold it in place as the palm puts added pressure on the skull.

It is a strangulation technique and perfectly used by Samoa Joe, whose hold is as strong as Fevicol’s bond. Ask Brock Lesnar, if you don’t believe us!

#3 Figure 8 Leg lock

Charlotte puts Alicia Fox through hell with the Figure 8 leg lock
Charlotte puts Alicia Fox through hell with the Figure 8 leg lock

The Figure 8 leg lock is one of the deadliest submission moves as it takes the powerful Figure 4 hold to the next level. In this, the wrestler entangles his legs with his opponent to form a joint-lock that resembles the number 4. Once this is done, the wrestler forms a bridge with his/her hands to add even more pressure on the opponent’s feet, ankle, knee, and calf.

Superstar Ric Flair’s daughter Charlotte is a strong proponent of this move and has executed this successfully multiple times.

#4 Asuka Lock

The Asuka Lock in progress
The Asuka Lock in progress

The Asuka Lock is Japanese wrestler’s signature submission move. The WWE star has combined 2 deadly moves – crossface chickenwing and bodyscissors – to create the Asuka Lock.

Through the bodyscissors, Asuka wraps her legs around the opponent’s torso and tightens her grip by squeezing her thighs to choke the opponent. At the same time, she puts one of the opponent’s arms behind their back immobilising it while wrapping her arms around the opponent’s neck to choke him/her. The Asuka Lock is considered extremely dangerous as it impacts the wrestler’s pectorals, shoulder joint, and the torso. And like WWE frequently says, ‘Please do not try this at home’

#5 STF

You can't get out of this one! John Cena's STF is one of the strongest submission moves in WWE currently
You can't get out of this one! John Cena's STF is one of the strongest submission moves in WWE currently

The STF stands for Stepover Toehold Facelock and is fan favourite John Cena’s most potent submission move. It is a very useful move he has in his arsenal when he faces much-larger wrestlers than himself.

It is implemented when the opponent is face-down on the mat. Cena, then, twists the opponent’s ankles backwards by locking them behind him. To add to the already excruciating pain, Cena grabs the opponent’s head and pulls them back, creating relentless pressure on multiple parts of the wrestler’s body.

Cena’s STF has such a Majboot Pakad that even the strongest wrestlers like Triple H and Khali have been forced to tap out.

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