hey perhaps as Christians already ripped off the spear from Edge he could have the Edgecator too and progress his heel character a bit as a sort of gimmick stealer..
Submissions are the most exciting part of a match in my view, I've really enjoyed the resurgence of wrestlers in the wwe using them. Really enjoy how much more CM Punk's using the vice, really like D Bryan's aggressive submission side shining through also. We've also got Ziggler using that sleeper hold which feels genuinely threatening.
Only thing I'd say about Sin Cara is that I think he's botched that finisher a lot and tried to make it look like a slam or something. I'm not knocking him, I quite like him and it was great to see him pull it off against Hunico- I cheered out loud cos it looks so graceful! (also agree that Sheamus' use of the cloverleaf is genius!)
Here's an idea though - a wrestler that needs to STOP using a submission hold/change it - Jack Swagger, his ankle lock makes him look too much like a Kurt Angle rip off.
I agree with all points. I'm not sure if the Regal stretch would suit Christian though. I'd suggest a Texas Cloverleaf instead?
What's the point of submissions in wrestling? they're so boring, like yeah guys lets lay down together and catch our breath -_-
P.S. I also agree with you 100% with the La Mistica. The only time I've seen him use that move with the submission ending in WWE was when he won the mask v. mask match against Hunico. He definitely needs to use that one more often.
I like that list, and those are all great moves. I especially agree with Christian using the Regal Stretch. For one, I've always thought that was one hell of an underrated hold, and also I think the Killswitch is garbage. Like you said, it takes a year and a half to do it, and it NEVER works. Only a jobber would be incapacitated long enough to let Christian get that move off, and no one fights jobbers anymore, so he needs to just abandon it altogether, unless he can figure a variation of it that wouldn't be so laborious to apply. Also, one more I would add to the list is Sheamus. We've seen him finish off opponents (mostly undercard guys with the Irish Cross aka Razor's Edge), and he more recently uses the Breaux Kick (I know it's spelled wrong, but I'm from South Louisiana, lol) most of the time. But I can recall one time where he won a match with a Texas Cloverleaf. That was the shit. I've always loved that hold because of how similar it is to the Sharpshooter, and with a name like Cloverleaf, it's perfect for an Irishman to use. It's so much fun watching a powerhouse like Sheamus take someone out with a painful submission hold, and I think that would be a great addition to his arsenal if he were to start using it more often. Great blog man, keep up the good work.
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