The Brian Kendrick Goes In-Depth About His “Captain’s Hook” Finishing Maneuver


On the most recent episode of WWE legend, Stone Cold Steve Austin’s podcast; The Steve Austin Show, he had former WWE Cruiserweight Champion, The Brian Kendrick as a guest. During the podcast, Kendrick & Austin went over numerous topics including Kendrick’s “Captain’s Hook” finishing maneuver.

Here is an excerpt from that particular portion of the podcast:

Austin: “One of the thing I liked about the match with Tozawa before you got to the street fight, you were working basically, it was almost like a rear chin lock, kind of like a sharpshooter. You’re pulling at his nose, you’re pulling at his ear, you’re getting anything you can. The referee is doing a good job of getting you off of it but, to me that’s a mean streak like ‘hey man, this dude is trying to hurt this guy.’ Put it this way: You don’t see everyone trying to do that.”

Kendrick: “It’s a shame we got to where it’s called a rest hold but, I think that’s on the performers for resting in those holds. What are you trying to do? Are you trying to catch your breath or are you trying to cut the oxygen off from him? Are you trying to do something with it? Guys with the hold aren’t moving around. Guys in the hold aren’t moving around. So I don’t feel anything. People will respond; they’ll start chanting names because they know  that will get you to get up and start running a spot again but, it doesn’t mean they care. It’s their way of saying ‘come on already.”

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