La Tapatía

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Submission move which is also commonly referred to as a 'surfboard'. Classic lucha libre hold, invented by Rito Romero, so some video games list as "Romero Special". Most commonly seen in women's matches at the moment; Lady Apache uses a rolling version of this move as one of her finishers. Male wrestlers who commonly use the move are Jushin Liger and Bryan Danielson


No Hands Tapatia

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Can also be executed without the arms hooked which was originally popularized by Alfonso Dantes.

Variants include: La Cruceta Tapatía