A thread dedicated to the most painful, humiliating hold one can put on a woman is long overdue. There are fancier and more impressive looking holds, but for me there is nothing better than watching some poor girl getting sat on and made to endure some good ol' fashioned neck and back punishment. The camel clutch is a move that anyone can do (though not always well) and it can be used as a believable finishing hold or just as a transition from one back attack to another. I especially like it when the victim is already essentially finished and the aggressor decides that a camel clutch is the perfect way to end the fight... (all pictures in this post courtesy of Brian Reese) (click to enlarge, click again to REALLY enlarge :p) - Pic 1 - Pic 2 First up on the clutching block is Lyndsey Addams. Pic 1 is kind of sloppy. Her opponent couldn't even do her the favour of getting her hair out of her face before putting the hold on her. Not bad. Pic 2 is better. Barbi Hayden is cranking back and she's got this condescending look on her face, like Lyndsey has no business being in the ring with her. Lyndsey looks like she's fighting to breathe. Great curve on that body too. - Pic 1 - Pic 2 The camel clutch can be your best friend and your worst enemy. In Pic 1, Kimber Lee looks carefree as she bends back Million Dollar Baby. In Pic 2, Kelly Rayne uses the hold to make Kimber Lee cry. What goes around comes around. Speaking of which... ...Barbi Hayden talks a lot of trash, so it's kind of nice to see someone shutting her up :p The referee sticks a mic in her face asking if she wants to quit and when she refuses, Nikki Adams makes sure to pull back extra hard. I like how scrunched up Barbi's face is. Anyway, she gets to have some fun time of her own in this next sequence... - Pic 1 - Pic 2 - Pic 3 - Pic 4 - Pic 5 - Pic 6 - Pic 7 - Pic 8 - Pic 9 Brandi really seems to be enjoying grinding away at Jewells Malone. She adjusts her grip a few times, which is something I love to see. In Pics 4 and 6, she really starts to tear into the lovely Canadian. Look how tightly clenched Brandi's hands are under Jewells' neck and what that's doing to her. It's nothing nice, I assure you. In Pics 7-9, you can see the strength being drained from Jewells' body...she can't take anymore. The ref has no choice but to call the match. Mercifully, it's over... - Pic 1 - Pic 2 - Pic 3 - Pic 4 - Pic 5 - Pic 6 ...or is it? In Pic 1, we see the after effects of a camel clutch victory. Barbi is clearly superior. Jewells is humbled. But not enough for Barbi's liking. It doesn't even look like she's using all of her strength to put on the hold this time, she's just taking a "victory lap" as it were. Jewells looks like she's regretting this whole "wrestling" thing. - Pic 1 - Pic 2 - Pic 3 - Pic 4 - Pic 5 - Pic 6 - Pic 7 - Pic 8 Last but not least, a recent set that inspired me to make this thread. Oh Veda Scott, where have you been all my life? Why did I not notice you before? They told me, but I wouldn't listen... Anyway, just look at Pic 1. Jordynne Grace admiring her work. Veda's back bent perfectly, her mouth open and screaming for release. That's just the beginning. In Pic 2, you can see her right hand tapping out. It doesn't look like Jordynne wants to let go. Notice how Veda's arms are locked in tight and how Jordynne is sitting down on her bum, making sure she ain't moving an inch. Pic 3 shows another tap out, actually the second one of the match, giving Jordynne the win. Look at how much pain Veda is in. There's no way she can last another second in a camel clutch. Unfortunately, Jordynne's partner Kelly doesn't seem to give a damn. She wants her turn and Veda is going to suffer. Veda is completely helpless as she's tortured in the camel clutch and taunted by Jordynne. In Pic 7, as the girls switch positions, you can see the utter defeat on Veda's face. She's thinking "No, no, please, anything but another camel clutch...I can't take anymore..." but she can't stop it. Jordynne stretches her out one last time, really putting on the pressure as Kelly gets in her face. They can keep her in that position as long as they want. In closing...the camel clutch is great. If anyone else has any pictures or stories related to the camel clutch, please contribute to the thread. I'll probably keep adding stuff on my own anyway :p Enjoy!