Of the 40 beginning martial artists to sign the wall since the school relocated to its present location two years ago, every single one lists the rear-naked choke as their inaugural technique. The easiest thing to do is to wrap your arms around it. The choke — alternately known as the sleeper hold, the mata leon lion killer or by its proper but less romanticized word, strangulation — has become one of the most dramatic applications of suppressing aggression in modern popular culture. James Bond regularly fends off henchmen with a massive arm squeezing his throat. Professional wrestlers drum up crowd sympathy as they seem to drift off while in the hold. More recently, mixed martial artists have used it to provide one of the few definitive and inarguable conclusions to a prizefight.
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Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by performers to immobilize their opponents or lead to a submission. This article covers the various pins, stretches and transition holds used in the ring. Some wrestlers use these holds as their finishing maneuvers, often nicknaming them to reflect their character or persona. Moves are listed under general categories whenever possible.