Bret Hart's signature submission hold. Complicated to explain, but here goes...

1) The victim is lying on his back.
2) Bret lifts up the victim's legs.
3) Bret places his right leg through his opponents legs, landing his foot to the right of the victim's stomach.
4) Bret wraps the victim's legs around his extended leg.
5) Bret flips the victim over onto his stomach while maintaining his hold on the victim's legs.
6) Bret squats down and leans back.

It should be noted that Sting of World Championship Wrestling also uses this move as his finishing move, but he calls it the Scorpion Deathlock. The two moves are identical, and either name can be used. The Rock has also been known to use the Sharpshooter from time to time. Interestingly enough, the WWF still calls it the Sharpshooter, even after Bret Hart left the federation on such bad terms.

Sharp"shoot`er (?), n.

One skilled in shooting at an object with exactness; a good marksman.


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