Sami Callihan has named his version the Cactus Driver in honor of Cactus Jack , after Mick Foley who popularized the move expressed his approval of Callahan’s move on Twitter. The user of this move first starts by putting the opponent into a pumphandle position, then lifting them into the air perpendicular to the ground and upside down, rotating them so that their back is against the chest. The wrestler then drops down on his knees, driving the opponent down to the mat head first. A double underhook variation exists in which the arms of a bent over opponent are placed in a butterfly prior to performing the flip. It is also considered an automatic disqualification in professional wrestling matches held in Tennessee , as the move is banned in that state. The wrestler then drops down to their knees, driving the opponent down to the mat neck and shoulder first.
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Archived from the original PDF on A package piledriver is almost the same as a basic piledriverbut instead of grabbing the waist of the opponent, the wrestler puts their arms underneath the opponent’s arms and grabs their legs by the knees. In a match between Owen Hart and Stone Cold Steve AustinHart was to perform a seated reverse piledriver on Austin, who later said that he was not sure if the move was a good idea to perform as he was unsure if his head could properly be protected.
Piledriver (professional wrestling)
The wrestler then jumps up and falls down to a sitting position, driving the opponent down to the mat neck and shoulder first. They then turn the opponent so that they are upside down on one side of the wrestler.
Any double-team move in which one wrestler help another to perform a piledriver on an opponent by pushing down on the opponent’s foot for more impact. A variation of the piledriver where instead of dropping to a sitting position as in the basic piledriverthe wrestler drops to a kneeling piledrover .
Cody Rhodes uses this as a piledrivee maneuver on the independent scene calling it “Dins Fire”.
World Wide Wrestling Fans [WWWF]: double-Tombstone-piledriver [Brothers of distructions..]
The move is executed from an Argentine backbreaker rack face up, with the neck and one leg cradled position. Jerry Lawler Eric Cohen, About. The wrestler applies a front facelock to the opponent and hooks the opponent’s near arm over their shoulder and lifts them into a vertical suplex position. In this piledriver, a wrestler will bend his opponent forward, placing the opponent’s head between the wrestler’s legs a standing head scissorsand hooks each of the opponent’s arms behind the opponent’s back.
Piledriver (professional wrestling) – Wikipedia
The attacker then grabs the opponent’s legs by the knees, jumps up, then drops to a sitting position with the opponent’s head between their thighs. Another way to get the opponent into the position is to approach a standing opponent from behind, hook the opponent’s arms, bend forward under the opponent, and then rise up, raising the opponent upside down. The user of this move first starts by putting the opponent into a pumphandle position, then lifting them into the air perpendicular to the ground and upside down, rotating them so that their back is against the chest.
It’s also used by Brian Cage who calls it the Drill Claw. This technique is extremely dangerous, possibly one of the most dangerous maneuvers in professional wrestling, as the opponent’s arms are restrained and their head is not placed between the wrestler’s legs, giving them little to post against.
Austin underwent surgery on the neck inbut it never fully healed. The wrestler then drops to a sitting position. Aja Kong Innovated the move This move was popularized by Kevin Owens during his time on the independent circuit. Also known as a stump piledriver, this is a variation of piledriver where, instead of wrapping their arms around the opponent’s waist, a wrestler grabs onto the back of the waistband of an opponent’s tights to piledrived them upside down before dropping into a sitting position.
In other projects Wikimedia Commons. This variant can be used on other types of piledrivers; including the cradle tombstone piledriver variation, instead of wrapping both of his arms around the waist of the opponent, the wrestler wraps one arm around the waist piledriiver places his other arm between the opponent’s legs, grabbing hold of his other arm. The wrestler then drops to a seated position, driving the head and upper back of the opponent into the ground.
The physical demands of Austin’s standing as one of the top stars in the WWF did not allow much downtime for piledirver to rest and take care of the injury and as his career progressed, the damage got worse. Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum. There is also a seated version of this move.
This move will often see the attacking wrestler hold the move after landing for a rana style pinfall attempt. From a position in which the opponent is bent forward against the wrestler’s midsection, the attacking wrestler crosses the arms of this opponent between their legs a double pumphandle before then lifting the opponent up into a vertical position and driving them down between the attacking wrestler’s legs.
The piledriver is often seen as one of the most dangerous moves in wrestling. Then the wrestler stands while the opponent is in an upside tombsyone position while both the opponent and the wrestler’s arms are still hooked. He continued and finished the match, but stayed away from the ring for two months to recover from the injury. The move was popularized by Hwho called it H Thunder. The wrestler then stands up, lifting the opponent pilevriver they are upside down, and drops to a sitting position with the opponent’s head between their thighs.
The proper way to execute the move, in most cases, is for the wrestler performing the move to tuck the opponent’s head between his legs before falling to the mat there are variations that are performed differently, as the list below indicates.