Sunday, February 6, 2011

The U

Back in high school a friend of mine and I were beating on a guy during lunch and we came across this hold purely by chance. I put this guy in a Boston Crab and my friend put him in a simultaneous Camel Clutch. A few minutes later that hold had been named "The U."
The U became somewhat of an urban legend after that. Anybody who pissed us off for any reason was runningthe risk of getting beat up and put in the U. We'd do it at parties, at school, at the mall. It got to the point where if we even threatened to put someone in the U he would smarten up right away.
I let two other friends put me in it once just to experience what it felt like. It's the most horrible thing ever. You can't move, you can't scream, you can't breathe, you can't even tap out. All you can do is wait and hope that whatever two assholes have you in it are not too drunk to wait until you're dead or broken in half to let you go.
Those were fun times back then.

Some examples:

^Something very disturbing about this one for some reason.^

None of the above Us come even close to the drunken, drug-fueled brutality of any of the beatdowns we handed out back in high school. But we would always talk about how awesome it would be to see the U used on WWE (it was WWF back then, before it turned into the bullshit that it is now) but it never happened. They came close once on ECW but even that didn't measure up. Even now more than 10 years later it looks like The U has only made its way into indie level wrestling promotions and is still pretty rare at that. Hopefully we'll see more of it in the future. There might be a tag team on TNA worthy of using it.

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