The 50 coolest maneuvers of all time

#32 Ultimo Dragon’s Dragon Sleeper

In a WCW cruiserweight division replete with diverse and world-traveled competitors, Ultimo Dragon stood head and fire-breathing snout above the rest in terms of well-roundedness. Sure, he flew and kicked with the best of them, but he could also tie on a submission, and there was no better example of this than his namesake hold, the Dragon Sleeper.

Watch Ultimo Dragon apply his hold to Chavo Guerrero

Essentially a rear chancery, the move was startlingly punishing, with Dragon wrenching back on an opponents’ head — causing their spines to arc almost beyond the point of no return. That’s not all: the speedy Dragon had an ability to lock in the maneuver when foes least expected it, adding a thrilling air of unpredictability. — JOHN CLAPP