Post by theimpalertmx on Jul 11, 2011 3:28:05 GMT -5
- Most likely it started as some attempt as a counter. If you watch British wrestling from back in the day a common counter for hammerlock is the flying mare. A flying mare is not something you see often these days so maybe it has just stuck around with no particular purpose.
- For misdirection. Perhaps it is to fool your opponent into thinking you are going to slip behind him and get your own hammerlock on, but then go for something like a leg takedown. Again, a very common scenario in British wrestling.
- Maybe it's a reflex thing - slap the shoulder in a certain place and perhaps there is an involuntary reflex that can break the hold.
Post by gentlemanjeff on Jul 16, 2011 14:49:51 GMT -5
Same reason you squeeze/grab your toe or finger when you smash/stub them?
Who knows. It looks cool though. You do the same thing for an arm-wringer. Then you do like, a front flip, then a back roll, then a front roll, two kip-ups and mail your taxes in triplicate and BOOM, reverse arm-wringer!