A-League goes to SUPLEX CITY in Round Seven

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Every once in a while something on a football field causes the commentators to exclaim “that looks like a move from WWE”.

One such instance took place in round seven of the A-League.

Brisbane Roar’s Matt McKay appeared to execute a WWE Suplex-style move on Melbourne City’s David Williams during their 1-1 draw last Friday night.

A scuffle in the 86th minute between McKay and Williams earned Brisbane a free-kick, but no cards from the referee emerged for either player. Williams had pushed McKay while on the ground before McKay suplexed him, but referee Chris Beath saw the lighter side of the situation and decided to only deliver a short lecture to the players.

Unfortunately the same can’t be said for Worcester City defender Shabir Khan who was red-carded for suplexing Stockport County player Charlie Russell back in February.

With Worcester leading 2-0 in the 89th minute, Khan was fouled by Russell and immediately jumped back to his feet to execute a Brock Lesnar inspired suplex. Khan was sent off and Russell only received a yellow card.

The Suplex wrestling move (more specifically the German suplex) has been brought to the forefront of WWE by the “Beast Incarnate” Brock Lesnar.

In August 2014, Lesnar asserted his dominance by famously destroying the then-champion John Cena with 16 German-suplexes and becoming the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

In April 2015, he was caught on-camera mouthing “Suplex City bitch” during his WrestleMania 31 Championship match with Roman Reigns.

Now anytime Lesnar enters a WWE ring, the crowd continuously chants “Suplex City!”

“Suplex City” has become so synonymous with Lesnar that he has a music video compilation to Tyga’s “Rack City”.

Did I mention he’s taken the 450-pound Big Show to Suplex City?

I for one can’t wait to see what happens if Matt McKay ever crosses paths with the Beast Incarnate. 

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Sydney FC and Manchester United fan. Digital Publishing Coordinator at Fox Sports Australia. B Media & B Commerce from UNSW. Former Guinness World Record holder for longest video game marathon (FIFA 11 for 30 hours).

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