Pro Wrestling
Pro Wrestling

A lariat is a move in which one wrestler runs towards their opponent and strikes them by extending their arm straight out and moving it forward against their neck or chest area. This move is often confused with a clothesline, which does not involve forward momentum of the arm.

The lariat is often viewed as a very powerful move in Japan and Texas.


  • Crooked arm lariat
  • Discus lariat
  • Flying lariat
  • Lariat takedown
  • Northern lariat (sometimes called enzuilariato)
  • Short-arm lariat
  • Western lariat