Chris Masters has shared his thoughts on WWE Champion Bobby Lashley using the Full Nelson as a finishing move, much like Masters did in WWE a decade ago.
Masters, now known as Chris Adonis, was discussing his career with Chris Van Vliet. During the conversation, Masters was asked his thoughts on Lashley adopting the move. Masters’ version of the move was known as The Masterlock. He was introduced into WWE hosting ‘The Masterlock Challenge’ where people were invited to break the hold.
After a few months of The Masterlock Challenge failing to be conquered, one man finally broke the hold. That man was Bobby Lashley.
“I’ve talked to MVP about this. It only makes sense. If anybody is going to use the Full Nelson, the guy who broke it, and a guy who is a physical force like Bobby Lashley. It only makes sense. It’s funny when he first started using it. All the mentions of people saying ‘That’s The Master Lock, not The Hurt Lock.’ I’d be lying if I didn’t say it didn’t create an opportunity, even if it was small. You know, who’s got the best Full Nelson in professional wrestling. But it has been 10 years, and finishers are recycled in less time than that, but for no one to use the Full Nelson for 10 years. But yeah Master Lock vs. Hurt Lock, that makes sense.”
Chris Masters now competes as Chris Adonis in the NWA where he is their current National Champion. During the discussion with Van Vliet, Masters also spoke about his time in rehab between his two spells in WWE. Masters joined WWE in 2005 before leaving in 2007. Two years later he returned to the company for another two year spell before his time in WWE came to an end in 2011.