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On his podcast the other day, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, the only professional wrestler to have delivered the stunner to a president, devluged the secret behind his finishing move, the "Stone Cold Stunner."

This came after WWE Universal champion Kevin Owen performed a stunner in his Royal Rumble match with Roman Reigns. Of course, Owens asked for permission to use the movie, however, Stone Cold took issue with how it was performed.

What follows is a breakdown of the move:

  1. The Kick
    • “Sometimes when you get into your oxygen reserves, what happens? You start to lose your thought process. You can’t perform up to your utmost ability. The beauty is when you kick the guy in the gut, right in the diaphragm, boom! You sap his lung of all the oxygen. All of a sudden, his brain’s like, ‘Ugh… I need to breathe! I’m about halfway blown up! This is deep in the match, I need oxygen.’”

  2. Lock the head:
    • “Right underneath the jaw you’ve got two holes on eiach side of your jaw, the foramen nerves. That’s where people get knocked out. So when you grab that head, put it on top of your collarbone, the AC (acromioclavicular) region, your trapezoid, you’re locking that jaw down.”

  3. Impact
    • “Let’s say someone (who’s) 250 pounds hits you with an uppercut. Now let’s take double body weight, 500 pounds, give or take, hitting you with an uppercut—that’s both men’s weights coming down on that shoulder. You hit your ass on the mat, the mat springs you back up, giving that energy a direct path—your vertebrae, your back— through your shoulders to his damn jawbone, wham! Lights out. That’s how scientific it is.”

Those are the key ingredients to a perfect stunner. But even when it's not perfect, it's pretty awesome:

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Connor Michelek first met his favorite wrestler Daniel Bryan back in 2012 after his family posted a video on YouTube. The two met and instantly bonded. They kept in touch over the next two years.

Fast forward two years to 2014. Before WrestleMania 30 on April 6, Connor Michalek and Daniel Bryan shared a special moment with all of the WWE stars.

Sadly, Connor died on April 25 following a long battle with pediatric brain cancer.

"Connor was special for a million reasons," Daniel Bryan said. "His smile. He was so quick witted. He was nice to everybody but sometimes brutally honest. You couldn't help but talk to him and instantly fall in love with him."