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The Spanish press pin is one of the most spectacular ways to finish up a women’s wrestling bout. I have personally seen the hold first applied in GLOW, where it was Spanish Red’s signature move (hence the name?), but I must admit I don’t really know where the hold originates from. Since then, the hold has been used in several public and private women’s professional wrestling matches.
The attacker rolls her opponent up and folds her legs over her head. She then places her body either across her opponent’s folded body or face to face with her opponent, holding the victim’s legs locked. She then spreads her legs to prevent her opponent from rolling out of the hold side-ways, and placing all her weight on her, begins to bounce up and down flattening her opponent tighter into the fold. She eventually completes the press by staying down on her victim until the ref does her counting.
Besides being an extremely spectacular pinning maneuver, the Spanish Press is meant to break the spirit as well. The attacker has the victim in a very precarious position, pounding away at her with her body and eventually locking her into that position for the win.
Possible escape: once your opponent begins to pound you into the mat, there’s not a whole lot you can do, except power your way out. You can also try to wiggle out of the hold by turning sideways. Don’t be fooled by the highly visual nature of the hold: it is more than uncomfortable for the victim.
Rating: The Spanish Press pin is a relatively efficient pinning maneuver, though the reason it is done is mostly visual. The victim’s utter helplessness and precarious position serves to underline the aggressor’s control position.
Courtesy of sleeperkidsworlds.com