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Encyclopedia > Leg drop
Hulk Hogan performing the Atomic Leg Drop on Mr. McMahon

A leg drop or legdrop refers to an attack used in professional wrestling in which an attacking wrestler will jump and land his leg across a fallen opponent's chest, throat, face or head. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (768 × 1024 pixel, file size: 178 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Hulk Hogan hitting his infamous Leg Drop on Vince McMahon. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (768 × 1024 pixel, file size: 178 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Hulk Hogan hitting his infamous Leg Drop on Vince McMahon. ... Terrence Gene Bollea (born on August 11, 1953) is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan. ... Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ... Attacking maneuvers in the kayfabe of professional wrestling are mainly used to wear down an opponent for a submission hold or as a set up for a throw. ... For the video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ...

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Variations

Discus leg drop

The wrestler spins 360° while they jump and land their leg across an opponent's chest, throat, face, or head.


Another variation, dubbed the Twisting Leg Drop[1], sees the user spin 180° to the inside of the attacking leg before hitting the leg drop[2]. This would mean that the user approaches a prone opponent from the opposite side of a normal running leg drop that uses the same leg. This move is also called the Revolving Leg Drop.


Leg drop bulldog

A move best known as a Fameasser, due to its use by "Mr. Ass" Billy Gunn and also known as a Famouser when Gunn called himself "The One" Billy Gunn. The move involves an attacking wrestler placing the back of his/her opponent's head (who is leaning forward) under his/her leg before dropping their leg and the opponent's head down to the mat. Monty Kip Sopp (born November 1, 1963) is an American professional wrestler, best known as Badd Ass Billy Gunn (also spelled as Bad Ass) from his years working for World Wrestling Entertainment. ...


A version of this move was first made popular by Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty as part of the tag team "The Rockers", it was called the Rocker Dropper, this variation involved the opponent being placed in a wrist lock while the move took place. Michael Shawn Hickenbottom (born July 22, 1965) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Shawn Michaels. ... Marty Jannetty (born on February 3, 1962 in Columbus, Georgia) is an American professional wrestler. ... Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by competitors to immobilize their opponents or lead to a submission. ...


Inverted leg drop bulldog

An inverted version of this sees the attacking wrestler drop the opponent on the back of their head. This can be achieved by first holding an opponent in an inverted facelock or by simply grabbing the opponent and forcibly leaning them back before lifting their far leg, rotating so the leg is over the opponent's head, and dropping to a sitting position. Another variation is used by Matt Sydal that sees him use his near leg, thus falling with a split-leg position rather than a seated one; Melina uses a minor variation as her finisher, in which she maintains the splits for a pinfall.; Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by competitors to immobilize their opponents or lead to a submission. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Valerie Harper does a split on The Muppets A split is a gymnastic and dance move in which one makes their legs parallel to one another, but perpendicular to their body. ... Melina Perez (born March 9, 1979), better known simply as Melina, is an American professional wrestler and manager, currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its RAW brand. ...


Guillotine leg drop

This move is similar to the leg drop although it is done with the opponent's body hanging over something, sometimes with the opponent's head hung over one of the ring ropes or most notably the ring apron (so the head is suspended over the outside), the wrestler will then walk across the apron and execute a leg-drop onto the opponent's sternum, causing both of them to fall and land on the outside of the ring. This also refers to the attacker's leg hitting the opponent's throat in a standard leg drop.


Most notably used by Rob Van Dam. Robert Alexander Szatkowski (born December 18, 1970 in Battle Creek, Michigan) better known by his ring name Rob Van Dam, is currently an inactive American professional wrestler. ...


Somersault leg drop

An attacking wrestler would perform a jumping forward somersault to drop their leg across the throat or chest of an opponent.


Also known as the Harlem Hangover, later the Houston Hangover by King Booker during his time in the WWE as Booker T. Robert Booker Tio Huffman[2] (born March 1, 1965)[2], better known by his wrestling personas Booker T and King Booker, is an American professional wrestler. ...


Springboard leg drop

The operator puts the opponent on the ground back then, giving a boost from the second rope, hitting falls sitting with the leg stretched his adversary at the neck.


See also

Double-team maneuvers in professional wrestling are when two wrestlers work together to attack an opponent, these moves are mainly used by tag teams in tag matches. ... Rey Mysterio performing one of many aerial techniques to Dvon Dudley Aerial techniques are used in professional wrestling to show of the speed and agility of a wrestler. ... Attacking maneuvers in the kayfabe of professional wrestling are mainly used to wear down an opponent for a submission hold or as a set up for a throw. ... Attacking maneuvers in the kayfabe of professional wrestling are mainly used to wear down an opponent for a submission hold or as a set up for a throw. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Online World of Wrestling (July 07, 2007). Twisting (Revolving) Leg Drop. “Wrestling statistics for Ro-Z, a.k.a. Rosey, a.k.a. Matt Anoa'i”
  2. ^ YouTube (July 07, 2007). Twisting (Revolving) Leg Drop located at 4:10. “Part 1 of a 10-Man tag-team match that featured Rosey a.k.a Matt Anoa'i”

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