What a maneuver! 15 moves that really exist

Spinning Toe Hold

The name of this move probably doesn’t sound that intimidating. After all, how much damage could a toe hold really do?

Quite a lot, as it turns out.

The legendary Funk family mastered the bone-crunching Spinning Toe Hold. With it, Terry and Dory Jr. won a combined three NWA World Championships. The maneuver gets its name because the attacker begins by grabbing the toe of his foe’s boots, in a setup similar to a Figure-Four Leglock. Next, the grappler steps over and spins around his opponent’s leg, using his own leg to apply pressure. (WATCH)

The Spinning Toe Hold leaves the victim with two choices: submission or a broken leg. It’s no wonder why the Funks were so feared in the ring.