Executed by pressing forward and Heavy Punch, Alex extends his arm swings his upper extremity at his opponent, spinning in place to complete the move.
This move is one of Alex's Crush Counter attacks. It is a decent combo start. Because it is +3 on block, Alex can keep his opponent on their heels by using this move for tick throws and frametraps. Mixing up normals, throws and command grabs with this move can give Alex an advantage to maintain pressure and inflict big damage. The Lariat is also a decent anti-air tool. It requires a hard read, due to the move's slow startup. However, Alex can use this move to stuff his opponent's jump-in attempts and keep the fight on the ground, where he excels at.
- Despite this attack being just called Lariat. Usually Zangief's Double Lariat is usually refereed to as Lariat by fans due to being much more famous.