When professional wrestling fans hear the term “Suplex” it’s hard not to think of former ECW World Champion and WWE Hardcore Champion Taz as synonymous with the move.
Taz, during his heyday in the squared circle, was known for his suplexes inside the ring and recently talked about it on his radio program, The Taz Show. Taz said he was able to hit a variety of suplexes on guys such as Christian and Sabu. He also noted that he never used the German Suplex in ECW because everyone was using it at the time.
Also, Taz credited himself for coming up with the name for the “T-Bone Suplex” – simply because the move looked like the letter “T”:
“That’s what I named it,” said Taz. “Whatever people called it, but that’s what I called it. I kinda named it. And [for] simple reasons; it looked like a T, right? I was grabbing you like a T, I was grabbing between your legs and around your waist, it was like a T motion from the side.
“And I would turn you in the air where I was the base of the T and you were the top part, the horizontal part of the T. And that’s why I called it a T-bone, and everybody loves a T-bone steak. Of course you gotta put over T-bone steak, right? So, that’s where that came from.”
You can listen to The Taz Show by clicking this link here.