Amateur wrestler pulls off RKO in match

Santino Honasan on Jan 08, 2016 11:59 AM
Amateur wrestler pulls off RKO in match

Before we go any further, it is best that we explain the differences between PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING and AMATEUR WRESTLING, since often times, people percieve the two to be one and the same. 

Pro wrestling, also known as "sports entertainment" is not fake, as it does require a lot of athletic ability, practice, and training. It is however, staged, choreographed, and the outcomes are more often than not, predetermined. This is where names like Hulk Hogan, The Rock, John Cena and Stone Cold Steve Austin got their big break. 

Amateur wrestling is a grappling sport where in two competitors use their strength and technique to earn positional advantage over the other. The sport features two styles, namely FREESTYLE and GRECO-ROMAN. Amateur wrestling is not pro wrestling that isn't the WWE. 

Some notable amateur wrestlers who have gone on to make names for themselves in combat sports include Randy Couture and Brock Lesnar (although Lesnar now competes in pro wrestling as well.)

With that being said, moves like the DDT, the Piledriver, and whatever finishing moves you see in the WWE have no place in amateur wrestling. 

Most especially the RKO. 

This young amateur wrestler however, thought otherwise...


RKO! 😱😱😱 (Submitted by @bryce152mode)

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The wrestler in the orange singlet pulled off a nifty between-the-legs escape...and then decided to finish the match early by delivering a vicious RKO...out of nowhere. (Sorry, couldn't help it.)

It was definitely fun to watch, and the fans in attendance immediately reacted to the move with oohs and ahhs, because they knew what was going on. 

The referee however, immediately blew his whistle and called for a restart, BECAUSE THE RKO IS NOT A LEGAL AMATEUR WRESTLING MOVE AND YOU CAN'T DO THAT. 

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