5 Best Backyard Wrestling Moves
The 5 best backyard wrestling moves may be impressive to watch but should not be attempted by untrained amateurs. Backyard wrestling moves are basically the same moves performed by professional wrestlers worldwide. Those interested in professional wrestling should try looking for a good pro wrestling school or instructor before trying out these wrestling moves and maneuvers.
- The suplex. The suplex is one of the most basic offensive moves in a professional wrestler's arsenal. Backyard wrestlers also love this move as it is arguably the easiest to pull off among advanced wrestling techniques. The suplex consists of one wrestler picking up their opponent off the and properly using his or her body weight to slam the opponent into the ground.
- The Lou Thesz press. Popularized by the late Lou Thesz, the move has the attacking wrestler jump towards an opponent and knocking him or her over. The attacker lands squarely on the opponent's chest, pinning him down. Retired pro wrestler, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin had his own take on this move. Once he pinned his opponent down, he would launch what seemed to be solid punches on the face of his downed challenger.
- The flying lariat. Here, the attacking wrestler would run and use the ropes to build up speed. Once optimal velocity is achieved, the attacker leaps forward towards and wraps his or her arm around their opponent's neck causing them to fall over because of the supposed force of the attack.
- The diving splash. For a good number of professional wrestling fanatics and avid backyard wrestlers, the diving splash is the crème de la crème of pro wrestling moves. Made popular by the legendary Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, this high risk move involves the attacking wrestler climbing the ropes and using it as a trampoline to launch himself or herself into the air. They usually knock their opponents out by landing on them.
- Anything that involves tables or chairs. While it is usually against professional wrestling rules to use any type of weaponry, pro wrestlers routinely use what is available to batter their opponents anyway. Backyard wrestlers also love to emulate their favorite stars by having props around. Tables and folding chairs make effective weapons during a good wrestling match.