Monday, May 16, 2011

Stan Hansen The Origin of the Lariat

This video rules for a number of reasons. Stan "The Lariat" Hansen is a true wrestling legend. As well-known as he is here for accomplishments such as ending Lex Luger's US title run in WCW, winning the AWA world title and backing over it with a truck or his Japanese tag team with Bruiser Brody.  He's an even bigger legend in Japan.  In Japan he's one of the most decorated and popular gaijins in All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) history.  He's got the look, he can go in the ring and he has a wicked finisher, The Western Lariat.  Anyhow, this video contains his awesome AJPW theme song and shows a whole bunch of folks eating Lariats.  In short, it's the greatest.

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