Here’s A List Of Wrestling Moves You Didn’t Know Were Invented By Latinos

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In 1933, Salvador Lutteroth González, the father of Lucha Libre, partnered with Francisco Ahumada to create the Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre (EMLL). It was the birthplace of what we know today as modern Lucha Libre. What started in Mexico City would eventually spread all over the world; Latinos have been evolving the culture of professional wrestling by creating moves and innovating the sport since the 1930s.

Did you know that The DDT…

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… a move made famous by Jake “the Snake” Roberts

… was actually created by Black Gordman, a wrestler originally from Mexico?

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He called it the “Diamond Twist.”

Or that The Surfboard…

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… a staple in the list of moves used by former WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Daniel Bryan throughout his career…

… was invented by Rito Romero?

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Rito performed the hold as the “Romero Special.”

Also, The Torture Rack…

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In the ’90s, “the Total Package” Lex Luger adopted this move to bend his opponents into submission.

Was introduced by Antonino Rocca

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The move sounded even more terrifying when it was originally called the “Argentine Backbreaker Rack.”

The Tiger Suplex…

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The Brian Kendrick pulls this maneuver out when he doesn’t care if his opponent lives or dies.

Was pioneered by Alfonso Dantés

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The suplex formerly known as the “Toque Tapatio” would eventually make its way to Japan and become the “Tiger Suplex” when Satoru Sayama, the original Tiger Mask used it as a finisher.

And the hammerlock small package…

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Used by the “Swiss Superman” Cesaro in WWE to tie up a win against Big E. and the New Day.

Was conceived by Dos Caras


The father of four time WWE World Champion, Alberto Del Rio is also responsible for giving birth to the “Dos Caras Clutch.”

The world of professional wrestling and sports entertainment celebrates its Latino influence…

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One of the all-time greats, WWE Hall of Famer, Eddie Guerrero was a wrestling genius whose imagination and innovation created so many iconic moments.

As it continues to constantly evolve.

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Sasha Banks (lies, cheats, and) steals from the man that made her want to be a Superstar in the first place.

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