History

Head Locks and Chancery Holds – Strength Magazine – August, 1921

A powerful hold in which Lewis’ Head Lock and a Hip Lock are used in effective combination. Strangler Lewis’ favorite Head Lock Combination Hold. This hold is purposely described on the supposition that both wrestlers are in the Referee’s Hold, with their left hands on each other’s neck, because the majority of professionals, in taking a Referee’s Hold, favor catching neck hold with their left hand in preference to catching neck hold with their right.

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