half-nelson


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half-nelson

a wrestling hold in which a wrestler places an arm under one of his opponent's arms from behind and exerts pressure with his palm on the back of his opponent's neck
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At times, Ashley Williams' running battle with Kevin Davies wouldn't have looked out of place in a WWF ring, at one point the City skipper gripping his Bolton counterpart in a half-nelson. Sinclair's sumptuous curling shot from 25 yards had the visitors ahead in the sixth minute.
He calls himself the Awesome One and finishes his opponents with moves such as the Neck-breaker, the Half-Nelson Face-buster and the Skull-Crushing Finale.
When the youth put up a struggle, Digby said he held him in a half-nelson and then punched another youth in the face.
Perhaps I will be able to call on my Wella Firm Control Hold to counter his half-nelson.: Cardiff Squash Club:Cardiff SRC is the oldest club in Wales, dating back to before World War II, when it was established by Maurice Turnbull.
Two horses - Hedgehunter and Clan Royal - have had the 2006 National betting in a half-Nelson during the past few weeks.
A strong Eastern European accent still strangles her expansive English vocabulary in a grammatical half-nelson. It just adds to her quirkiness.
It usually takes a Mick McManus half-nelson to wrestle the ball from the goalkeeper after you've just put one past him.
Once you decide to make the half-nelson your pin offense, you will have to make sure to develop the wrestler's confidence in using it at all three levels.
"One furious audience member put a half-nelson around the neck of a middle-aged, flag-waving agitator in the front stalls and dragged him towards the security men at the exit."
The oil producing countries might have them in a financial half-nelson - and who could blame them?
Ryan Gosling has taken chances and succeeded in some pretty outrageous roles including a Jewish neo-Nazi ("The Believer") and a drug addicted junior high school teacher ("Half-Nelson"), so perhaps he had reason to think he could pull it off again.
The SFL's John Smith wrestled with me for the cup and a half-Nelson later he strode on to the park to thrust the trophy into Gretna skipper Chris Innes' hands.