Spoiler break starts at the beginning as always. Don’t read if you haven’t watched the Legend of Korra S4 finale.
I’m not going to talk about the homosexual ramifications of the ending of the final episode. I am here to talk about pro wrestling.
This is a shoulder charge, demonstrated by Bolin. A very simple move, but a staple attack that can be found in many wrestling matches.
This is an over-the-shoulder arm drag, performed by Mako. It is a legitimate judo throw, and you can see pro wrestlers using a modified version of it all the time in the ring. A very common grapple attack.
This is a head scissors takedown. Now, not many pro wrestlers use it in their repertoire because it requires a lot of skill and agility to execute properly. Even John Cena tried it during a match once and his attempt was terrible.
Watch the GIF version of Korra performing her modified version of the move. Usually, wrestlers hook their legs _over_ the opponent’s shoulders, but Korra is hooking them under Kuvira’s armpits instead:
I’ve said it before in the past: pro wrestling automatically makes ANYTHING better. And this finale has finally given me what I have wanted to see for so long: a duel between Korra and her antagonist with NO interference.
Dear Korra, please go form a Fire Ferrets pro wrestling team with Mako and Bolin. That is all.
And congratulations, Nickelodeon. You have finally grown up.