Who invented the RKO? The innovators behind sports-entertainment’s best maneuvers

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March 26, 2013

Pro wrestling’s innovators don’t always get the credit they deserve.

While every sports-entertainment fan knows that the Mandible Claw was Mankind’s signature submission hold, few realize that the inventor of the bizarre move was Dr. Sam Sheppard — the same guy whose true life drama inspired the 1993 Harrison Ford thriller “The Fugitive.”

Stories as interesting as this shouldn’t go untold, so join WWEClassics.com as we celebrate the innovators behind the Sharpshooter, the powerbomb and more of sports-entertainment’s best maneuvers.

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