8 Wrestling Moves That Really Wouldn’t Hurt At All

8. Leg Drop

Backlash 2002 Hulk Hogan Triple H Legdrop

Hulk Hogan is a legend of the sport, but the Leg Drop finisher is lame.

Okay, anybody who's dropped their phone on their face in bed knows that any blow to the face twinges a bit, but taking an unflexed hamstring to the face/chest area is definitely not enough to put your lights out for the fast count.

There are much harder, sharper parts of the human anatomy through which you can drive far more force. The face, for example, has actually specifically evolved to take a closed-fist punch with ease, so bashing the relatively vulnerable, fleshy back of your leg against somebody's cheekbone is more likely to end up with a dead leg on Hogan's part.


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