Let me continue my efforts to clean up my old Hard-drive by posting and deleting some old photos that accumulated over the years — this time focusing on the Sleeper Hold, one of my personal favorites.
Harley Race is looking weak and submissive in Kerry’s grip, his thick arm as limp as wet newspaper when the ref goes to check it.
If your opponent looks like a hairy beast, you might as well mount him and take a ride on his back. Rougeau uses his arms as the reins, steering the beast left and right using the pressure of his arms.
Rougeau knows that eventually this lame horsie will need to be put down, but it’s fun while it lasts!
Judging from his salacious grin, Freebird Michael Hayes loved applying the Sleeper just as much as Flair loved suffering in it.
It also didn’t hurt, I’m sure, to include pretty-boys Greg Gagne and Jimmy Brunzell up in the corner. I would’ve scraped up the $1.50 in dimes and nickels to buy me this one too.
The fact that the other wrestler has such pretty hair — curly and blond like a woman’s — makes Hart’s inferior position seem that much more emasculating and shameful. Way to go, Bret!
If you happen to know this manly stud, do me a favor: Ask him how much he would charge per hour to hold me in that Sleeper Hold.