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You can't sometimes.

  • LOCKED HANDS PENALTY - A wrestler in the neutral position or defensive position can lock hands around the torso or both legs of the opponent. But it is a penalty for the offensive wrestler to lock hands (except cradles) around the torso or both legs of the defensive wrestler unless the opponent is standing on their feet or within a near fall count. Overlapping fingers is considered locked hands by the referee.

  • LOCKED HANDS AROUND THE HEAD PENALTY - It is a penalty from any of the three scoring positions to lock hands around the opponent's head without an arm or leg included. You must also allow your opponent to breath in a headlock or the referee can stop it as potentially dangerous.
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