Claudio Castagnoli Explains Why Wrestlers Don't Like Taking The Giant Swing

Claudio Castagnoli has made a career out of making people dizzy.

Claudio is one of the most diverse performers in wrestling, blending strength, speed, athleticism, and technical ability into one package. He shows off his strength, and balance, in nearly every match as grabs his opponent for a giant swing, lifting them by the legs and spinning them around.

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Speaking to Chris Van Vliet on Insight at Starrcast V, Claudio was asked if he ever gets tired or dizzy from performing the move.

"It depends," he said. "The longest I've ever swung somebody, the crowd counted to 100. I was made aware from people online that it was actually only 88 revolutions. That's still a lot of rounds. It all depends on the opponent, how hot the crowd is, how tired I am. It doesn't make me dizzy. Just my legs get tired. I've heard from many people that it's their least favorite move to take and they absolutely hate it to the point where they almost refuse to take it because it makes them dizzy and they hate. It. I tell them to relax, which I guess is the wrong thing [laughs]."

Claudio pulled off perhaps his most dangerous giant swing at AEW Blood & Guts when he spun Chris Jericho around on top of the cage. You can find Claudio's thoughts on that particular swing by clicking here.

Claudio will be in action at AEW Battle of the Belts III on August 6 when he defends his ROH World Title against Konosuke Takeshita. Fightful will have coverage of the event beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

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