If you look at this replay until you get to Claw (it may take a while), you can see that World Warrior Claw has 2 types of Barcelona Attacks. 1 attack is where he extends his arms and the other attack is where he doesn’t extend his arms and keep his arms crossed. The one where he keeps his arms crossed is actually the command throw version of the Izuna Drop (2 complete different moves) where his arms stay crossed until he grabs you. But, for some reason if you are out of throw range, his claw still has a hitbox to where you get hit like in the following replay:
Do other CPU controlled Claws have this ability like CE, HF, Super, and Super Turbo, etc?