Claudio Castagnoli is someone who is constantly praised for his strength inside the ring, and part of the reason is his popular “Big Swing” move. This is something he has done with many different people, whatever their size.
This move is one of the most popular in the business and is always guaranteed to elicit a response from the crowd, and when “Chris Van Vliet. insight with,” Castagnoli said, adding that he made it “probably 15 years ago.”
“When you don’t have the option of Netflix or anything, and you just have cable, I don’t know why “Dancing with the Stars” was on, and they always have the cool elevator, right? Let everything else flow around,” he said. “Skyade, one of my Mexican teachers, used to figure out new moves by watching and watching gymnastics or whatever. So, I looked at it because he always had a really good lift in the way people were lifting.” .. and they made a change out of that, and I was like, ‘Oh, that’s cool,’ so I went and tried it and with this move came a lot.”
“Big swing” is something that Castagnoli has regularly busted for since then, with some memorable changes as former tag team partners Sheamus and Tyson Kidd would kick the wrestler to finish it all. Meanwhile, Castagnoli also implemented the move to Chris Jericho at the helm of the Blood & Guts structure earlier this year.
But, when it comes to who made the first move, Castagnoli admitted, “I don’t know, maybe Orange Cassidy back in the day, it really might.”
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