Learn to Do Leg Drop Wrestling Move
So you want to learn how to do a leg drop wresting move just the way Hulk Hogan used to do it. The leg drop is a fairly simple professional wrestling finishing move, but to do it right requires timing, practice and an opponent who can sell the move. Please do not try any professional wresting moves outside of a regulation wrestling ring and without proper teaching, otherwise serious injury could occur. They are pros for a reason, guys.
With that said, the proper way to perform a professional wresting leg drop is as follows:
- Get your opponent on his back in the middle of the ring. A variety of moves can accomplish this. You could use the big foot to the face like the Hulkster did, but a clothesline or a body slam will do just as nicely. The point is to get your opponent on his back in the middle of the ring with a move that knocks him woozy.
- Move your opponent’s arms to his sides. This is done after you’ve stunned your opponent. If they do it themselves, it looks hokey and fake, so go and kick his arms to his side. This is done so you don’t land your leg drop on his arms, which could cause injury.
- To start the leg drop you should come off the ropes and head toward your opponent as he lay horizontally in relation to you coming off the ropes. For the purposes of this tutorial, we will assume that you are using the right leg as your drop leg.
- When you are near enough to your opponent to allow for your leg to come across his neck area, it’s time for you to initiate the move. Make sure your right leg is bent at the knee and not straight. This is very important as a straight leg to the throat could very well cause injury. The trick of the leg drop is that if you bend your leg at the knee, you will only hit him with minimal force when the bent leg comes across his throat area.
- Do the leg drop by starting to drop to the seat of your pants. You should drop towards your left hip area and this should take the brunt of the force when you hit the wrestling mat. Your left leg should be straight out and clear the top of your opponent’s head while your bent right leg should land in the neck or even the high chest area.
- To further sell your move, your left arm should be at a ninety degree angle so that your elbow hits the mat. This will allow it to make a sufficiently loud impact sound that people assume is actually your right leg, but it isn’t. The rest of the sell job is left to your opponent as he should push himself off the ground a bit when the bent right leg lands to further show alleged impact.
- Pin your opponent. The leg drop is usually a finishing move, but it doesn't have to be. You can do multiple leg drops if you want, or use it to weaken your opponent and keep wrestling; the choice is up to you.