Hugo Duarte: Luta Livre

A suggested video from youtube. Uploaded by DeepRest Records. The instructor is someone known as a “taz”. An interesting take on the old single wing.

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“Banned in Judo!!! But legal in ECW!!!”

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Joey Styles would always go nuts whenever Taz would apply his “Kata Ha Jime.”

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i’d like to see the entire instructional that clip came from. Was that guys shtick a legitimate shooter gimmick?

Yes. His gimmick started out as “The Tazmanic” where he looked like a low-rent cross between Jimmy Snuka and the Tasmanian devil. This eventually morphed into “Taz” where he was retooled as being a tough shooter but his offense was mainly a lot of suplexes. He was the hottest wrestler in ECW at one point in time, and was their Heavyweight Champion before bailing for the WWF. I didn’t know he put out any kind of instructional video. His finishing move was that choke in the instructional. I think that he was the head instructor of ECW’s brief training wrestling school. Here is a montage of him in ECW…the footage is terrible, but it was one of the only highlight videos I could find of him.

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Seize the day, kids. Before you know it, life will have passed you by and you’re on your last legs at the end of your race, regretting everything you didn’t do. Chase that dream, and if you fail, at least you failed daring greatly.

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