Professional wrestling legend and former WWE star Charlie Haas who is also a former three times WWE Tag Team Champion and a former two times ROH Tag Team Champion recently looked back at his Hass of Pain Haas Lock maneuvers.
Charlie Haas started his professional wrestling career back in 1996 and worked on the independent circuit for around 4 years. In year 2000 he joined WWE and started on the development Territory of the promotion which was Ohio Valley Wrestling back then. In December 2002, he made his main roster debut along with Shelton Benjamin as a tag team.
Charlie Haas Remembers Some Of His Forgotten Maneuvers
Together they were known as Team Angle as they mostly worked as the team of Kurt Angle. They got a very good tag team push on SmackDown. After their Team Angle storyline was over, they were started to be known as the World’s Greatest Tag Team. Together they won the WWE Tag Team Championship for a total number of three times.
In a number of years both of them started working solo. WWE had bigger plans for Shelton Benjamin, on the other hand, Haas remained a lower mid card. In spite of being vastly talented he was never been used by WWE properly. His impersonating gimmick became extremely famous. In 2010 he was released from WWE. He worked on different promotions after that and in 2013 he announced his retirement from Professional wrestling.
Charlie Haas who is also a former three times WWE Tag Team Champion and a former two times ROH Tag Team Champion recently spoke to PWMania.com where he looked back at his Hass of Pain Haas Lock maneuvers. He said;
“Yeah, he liked Shelton and I. We had good conversations when we went over to Iraq and we drank wine together. He was more approachable than he is now; at least that’s what Shelton tells me. If something’s going on, you need to schedule a meeting with him.”
“I was doing an early version of it while I was working Russ’ leg. He was on his stomach, I’d sit beside him, grab the knee and pull it up, but it was only one. I wondered “what if I took the other leg and crossed it over?”
“I had to put the arm of my opponent next to me and the other hand to be above him and then I’d pull him back and he taps. I had seen some versions of the Haas of Pain in MMA, so I had some influence from that as well. But after a while, people weren’t willing to do that with me.
“And I didn’t get to where I wanted to be in singles competition, so I quit doing it. But I came up with this other move that I can do to everyone and even Taker liked it. It was called the Haas lock. I’ll take the leg in a one legged Boston crab, turn back into him as he’s bowed and do a spinning toe hold back into him and do a keylock.”