I saved the best for last.
The most popular leglock in the history of professional wrestling is universally known as the Sharpshooter, as made popular by Bret Hart, to fit his "Hitman" persona. It's no doubt that this submission maneuver is synonymous with the Excellence of Execution.
Interestingly enough, the original name of this hold is Sasori-gatame, which is Japanese for "Scorpion Hold," the similar term to Sting's Scorpion Death Lock that fits his wrestling persona so well also.
If you ask me, both men have equally contributed to the iconic status of this famed maneuver. However, despite Sting staying true to the origins of the hold's name, the submission technique has defined Bret Hart's career...for better and for worse.
No one will ever forget the Montreal Screwjob, where Hart's own submission was used against him, and effectively was the hold that sent him out of the WWE for some 13 years. But on the flip side, Hart fought wars in the ring, with his signature leglock gaining him the victory in epic battles against the likes of Mr. Perfect and Stone Cold Steve Austin, just to name a couple.
It may have once been the Scorpion Hold, but thanks to BRET HART, it will forever be known as the Sharpshooter among the popular culture.
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