There’s one series the late great Wayne Woodrow “Woody” Hayes would NOT have approved of.
Woody was famous for this “3 yards and a cloud of dust” offense – running the ball with a full house backfield down the throats of opposing teams.
Woody did NOT like passing the ball.
He once said this about the forward pass…
“3 things can happen and 2 of them are bad."
He would have disliked one specific turn in wrestling as well:
With your typical guillotine leg ride, 3 things can happen there, too:
- You turn the opponent
- You get countered and reversed (possibly to your back)
- You get called for potentially dangerous
Today, more than ever before, referees are making more potentially dangerous calls from this position to protect your opponent’s shoulder.
That’s a bummer if you worked your way to a position of advantage, just to end up giving your opponent a “fresh start.”
Woody would’ve hated that.
I can see him paraphrasing Meatloaf now:
2 out of 3 ain’t good.
Well, I altered this classic move – and made it “Woody safe”.
This version completely eliminates those two negatives – the reversal and the potentially dangerous.
Unlike the traditional guillotine, your opponent’s arm is never in danger of injury….
making the referee’s job a lot easier.
No Potentially dangerous.
Also – NO possibility of getting reversed or going to your back.
Those who attend my leg ride camp can learn this variation on the guillotine (among other things mentioned on this page)