Many years ago, pro wrestling has hugely popular before everyone had easy access to social media and high tech media devices. People would tune in to their televisions weekly in order to catch the show. At that time, the stunts seemed spectacular, dangerous, and with muscle bound large men going at it in what seemed to be flashy combat, there was something for everyone.
It was a big part of the childhood of many, and the adults could watch the eye candy from the female and male wrestlers. The popularity has died down immensely, and now even little kids know it is scripted. Regardless, performing the moves perfectly was the dream of many, and the boston crab was perhaps one of the most popular submission moves.