The wrestler then moves their left arm from around the opponent’s neck to around the opponent’s torso. Austin underwent surgery on the neck in , but it never fully healed. Aja Kong Innovated the move This move was popularized by Kevin Owens during his time on the independent circuit. 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. This variation sees an attacking wrestler first lock an opponent in the pumphandle hold before then using the hold to raise the opponent up over the shoulder of the attacking wrestler.
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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.
They then turn the opponent so that they are upside down on one side of the wrestler. Professional wrestling moves Banned sports tactics. 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 and places his other arm between the opponent’s legs, grabbing hold of his other arm.
Then the wrestler stands while the opponent is in an upside down position while both the opponent and the wrestler’s arms are still hooked. It is also considered an automatic disqualification in professional wrestling matches held in Tennesseeas the move is banned in that state.
A variation of the piledriver where instead of dropping to a sitting position as in the basic piledriverthe wrestler drops to a kneeling position. A wrestler faces an opponent and grabs the opponent’s waist and turns them upside-down, holding them belly-to-belly against their torso. Also known as the Tiger Driver ‘ Also known as a spike piledriver, stuff piledriver or a belly-to-back piledriver, from a position in which the opponent is bent forward against the wrestler’s midsection, the wrestler grabs around their opponent’s midsection and lifts so that the opponent is held upside down facing in the same direction as the wrestler, the wrestler then jumps in the air and drops to a sitting position.
This move begins with the wrestler facing his opponent.
Piledriver (professional wrestling) – Wikipedia
The wrestler then drops down to their knees, driving the opponent down to the mat neck and shoulder first. The physical demands of Austin’s standing as one of the top stars in the WWF did not allow much downtime for him to rest and take care of the injury and as his tombstnoe progressed, the damage got worse.
Facing his opponent, the wrestler reaches between their opponent’s legs with their right arm and reaches around the opponent’s neck from the same side with their left arm.
Archived from the original on Cody Rhodes uses this as a finishing maneuver on the independent scene calling it “Dins Fire”. Sami Callihan has named his version the Cactus Driver in honor of Cactus Jackafter Mick Foley who popularized the move expressed his approval of Callahan’s move on Twitter. The wrestler then drops to a sitting position.
The reverse piledriver is directly responsible for shortening the career of Stone Cold Steve Austin when his opponent, Owen Hartinadvertently botched the move, legitimately breaking Austin’s neck. Austin underwent surgery on the neck inbut it never fully healed.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The wrestler then falls or jumps to his knees, driving the opponent’s head into the mat. The opponent is now bent into a circle. The wrestler then drops to a seated position, driving the head and upper back of the opponent into the ground. The move was innovated by Megumi Kudopiledrivfr it the Kudome Valentine.
Piledriver (professional wrestling)
The wrestler pushes the opponent forward while holding the opponent’s leg with one arm, and the head with the other arm, and then sits down, driving the opponent head first down to the floor. Facing their opponent, the wrestler reaches between his opponent’s legs with their right arm and reaches around the opponent’s neck from the same side with their left arm.
A wrestler first stands facing an opponent and places their stronger piiledriver between the opponent’s legs and their weaker arm on the opponent’s opposite shoulder.
This variation sees an attacking wrestler first lock an opponent in the pumphandle hold before then using the hold to raise the opponent up couble the shoulder of the attacking wrestler.
This move was used as a finisher by Tony Nese. As Austin had feared, Hart botched the move and dropped Tobstone on top of his head. Due to this, the move is banned in the WWE with the exception of Kane and The Undertaker due to their experience and size.
The wrestler then either sits down or drops onto his knees, driving the opponent’s head down to the mat. 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. ByAustin’s doctors told pilrdriver that he risked permanent disability if he did not retire, and he finally did so in April