Learn To Do Sharpshooter Wrestling Move
If an aspiring pro wrestler learns to do the sharpshooter maneuver made famous by Bret "The Hitman" Hart, they should practice it often. The sharpshooter is not a very difficult wrestling move to learn and is used most often today by Hart's niece, Natalya Neidhart. To do the sharpshooter, there are a few steps you must take.
Things you'll need:
- Wrestling ring or mats
- Willing opponent
- Get your opponent down on the canvas. You can knock them down with a clothesline or by some other means. If they are on their stomach, you will have to turn them over to start applying the sharpshooter.
- Grab both legs of your opponent. Pull your opponent toward the center of the ring so he cannot reach the ropes to break the hold. The sharpshooter is a move that traps a wrestler's legs, but they can still use their upper body weight to break the hold by reaching the bottom rope.
- Place one of your feet between the individual's legs. Wrap your opponent's legs around yours, holding them with both hands.
- Keep the leglock tight. Then, turn your opponent around so he's on their stomach.
- Lean back while holding your opponent's legs. Keep your grasp on the legs tight and arch your back slightly so that the sharpshooter is really sunken in deeply. This will make the hold appear more painful.
- Kneel down as an optional move. This is a variety of the sharpshooter that WWE World Heavyweight Champion Edge utilizes occasionally, which makes the wrestling move look that much more devastating. It also makes it more difficult for an opponent to move closer to the ropes to break the hold.