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Irish Whip known simply as “whip” in Ireland


Irish wrestler Mickey O’Quinn performs a whip on opponent Clover O’Cranky during a match in Dublin.

WWE superstar Sheamus says he still finds it weird to use the term “Irish Whip,” since it’s simply called a Whip in his native Ireland.

“When I was in training, nobody ever told me to do an ‘Irish Whip,’” explained the pale-skinned Celt.

“That would have been redundant, fella.”

The move — in which one wrestler hurls his opponent to the ropes, and the opponent inexplicably bounces back — originated in Dublin sometime in the 1920s.

This is not the first time a region-specific wrestling maneuver has led to uncertain nomenclature.

Texas native Terry Funk is adept at what he simply calls The Cloverleaf, Jinder Mahal executes a move he refers to as The Deathlock, and Massachusetts-born John Cena’s trainers taught him a submission hold they just call The Crab.

Many wrestling maneuvers, however, originated in parts unknown.

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