There are quite a few arm moves in wrestling, the most well-known of which are the arm drags, arm swings, arm breakers and over-the-shoulder arm drags. Another one in wrestling is the arm manoeuvre known as the arm-bar take down. The arm bar works by forcing the opponent’s arm downwards.
The challenger feels the strain in the shoulder area and the assailant will grip the arms extending them lengthwise. The shoulder is eventually dropped to the mat. This is a pin in most cases unless the wrestler can wriggle his/her way out of the hold.
The arm breaker manoeuvres include the slamming of the arms, typically on an area of the opponent’s body where it will hurt. Typically, the pin ends with the scissors hold, where the wrestler’s legs are crossed over the challenger’s body, holding his/her shoulders down to the mat.
The various moves and holds look painful in the ring, but the fact is that the moves are fakes, i.e. a theatrical display to get attention. The actors rehearse their scenes long before they get into the ring and are trained to send ‘signals’ to end the bout when they wish to.
The wrestling moves seem real on television, because the cameras and other distractions, including models, divert the attention of the audience. Wrestling is really quite similar to magic acts. Magicians rehearse their stage act before they take to the stage. There is always a feint or an explanation, yet the magician does his act so professionally and the audience is so distracted, that the magician makes people believe that he or she is doing the thing for real.
The ‘arm drags’ involve the assailant getting the opponent in a hook move and then flipping the challenger down onto the mats. Most of the moves are thought up by one or the other of the wrestlers and sometimes it may become a popular move and so taken up by others. Two of the older moves are the Gallatin and the Banana Split
The ‘over the shoulder’ move should be called the body slam since the opponent will throw the challenger over his shoulder, slamming him/her onto the mat. At one time, this wrestling move was probably a slammer, but today it is the shoulder-arm throw move.
The ‘wringer; is another of the arm moves in wrestling which is sometimes known as the spin wrist lock hold. This move is often followed by the Irish Thrash moves, mallet locks, and gouges.
Some other arm moves include the arm stretches, arm breakers, arm wringer, arm locks, arm bar and arm scissors. While the arm moves are famous in the ring, there are many moves you may see today that you would never have heard of when wrestling first had its beginning in ancient times. The Amityville Horror is one of wrestling’s more modern moves. Although, I haven’t figured out what this move is all about, we are about to analyse it together.
From what I can see the Amityville Horror is just a ploy to persuade people to rent or buy the movie with the same name. The move is listed in the list of wrestling moves, but, so far, no information is available about what this move entails. Moves are basically brands made up by the wrestlers themselves, so I’m assuming that the wrestler felt he had devised one of the most horrific moves in wrestling and so he called it the Amityville Horror.
Why is it that some moves get loud cheers? Well, it can start when a wrestler in the ring introduces something new and it becomes his signature, popular final move in his bouts.