Welcome to part four of the if submission moves were real series. Remember the focus of this series is to see what would happen to the body if the moves we see in pro wrestling were applied with full force. We are not looking at how hard or easy it would be to apply the hold or to escape from it.
Today, the move will be the bear-hug.
The bear-hug is a classic wrestling move that we rarely see today.
In the past, a wrestler would apply the bear-hug to his opponent. After some time had elapsed, the person trapped in the hold would begin to go limp. The ref would raise the person's arm and see if it dropped to his side three times. If it did the match was over.
Normally, what we would see is the lifeless wrestler begin to get strength back, and power out of the hold.
So what would happen to the body if the bear-hug we see in wrestling was applied with maximum effort?