I am happy to announce that I have achieved my 50th victory in Facebook’s Wrestler game. The win came against none other than my brother Matt Maldre, aka Stegosaurus Smash. This victory has added meaning because I dropped Stego’s record below .500. ***Insert evil laugh***
We were going back and forth rather consistently throughout the match. Exchanging blow for blow. Then all of a sudden the match got weird. It was my turn and I attempted a simple leg drop and it failed. Uh oh. Momentum swung heavily in Stego’s favor. However, he couldn’t maximize; for his first move, the trusty clothesline, failed. At this point the match came back to even steven with a slight edge to Stego. We both had about 30 health. I had about 35 momentum to Stego’s 65 momentum.
What move shall I pull? Stego had seen just about all my tricks from my wrestling bag. I figured I would rub it in with a clothesline seeing as Stego just failed in his attempt at that move. Bam. It succeeded. Now our momentums were even. I hemmed and hawwed about my next move. I was truly stumped. There could any number of moves he decided to block.
Then perfect move shone upon me like a Calumet EGT 1000 watt 120 volt 3200 kelvin Lamp bulb. The Tongan Death Grip. I recently purchased the move to block a different opponent who used it all the time. I never used the Tongan Death Grip. I was fearful for its low success rate. Here’s the official description of the move:
Dart your hand under your opponent’s chin and grab a hold of a pressure point above the throat, squeezing the nerve. Difficult to achieve, but low risk and produces solid damage.
Success. Stego was destroyed. His health dropped from around 25 to 11 and his momentum was shattered to about a 12. I knew I couldn’t pin an opponent with an 11/12 rating. However, at this point I felt so confident that any simple move would finish him off. One simple leg drop followed by a pin and victory was mine.