The fisherman’s suplex — a professional wrestling maneuver that involves a cradled leg and pinning predicament — is a “gross misnomer,” according to a statement issued today by the International Fisheries Union.
“We are peaceful, hardworking seafarers who do not want to be associated with the violence of professional wrestling,” said fisheries’ spokesperson Jeremy Fritz.
“Fish don’t even have legs to cradle, for cryin’ out loud.”
The fishermen are not the first group to object to being the namesake of pro wrestling attacks. In recent years, Samoans have denied creating the Drop, the Irish have distanced themselves from the Whip, and the residents of Death Valley refute any association with the Driver.