Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Best Moves Ever: Death Blow (Chris Hero)

Imagine you're a wrestler and you think in terms of kayfabe, i.e. it's still real to you, i.e. pretend, okay? You get twisted up in hangman's neckbreaker position. The move you think you're taking is already devastating enough, but it's more a transition move instead of a finisher. You can recover. In the split second between peak and suspected impact, you think something's wrong because he's keeping you up at a standing position for just a bit too long. Before you have the chance to turn around, CRACK, you get brained by one of the hardest elbows in professional wrestling. That, in a nutshell, is Chris Hero's Death Blow and why it's one of my favorite moves ever.