However, any other variations would mean the opponent would roll away off impact, selling the move as they clutch their head in pain. This move was popularised by Kevin Owens during his time on the independent circuit. The move was banned by WWE in April , except for in cases where the wrestler received special permission to use the move. They then lift the opponent up and turn them around so that they are held upside down, as in a scoop slam. The author of the blog does not own the rights to, or has personally uploaded, videos or images published on the site.

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Retrieved 28 December This is a variation of the Texas bell 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 lift them upside down before dropping into a sitting position.

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.

Tombstone Piledriver out of a belly to back hold

This move was popularised by Kevin Owens during his time on the independent circuit. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Austin underwent surgery on the neck inpileddriver it never fully healed. Contact the author Email me at: Awesome acrobatic sell by Evans here also.

The move was banned by WWE in Aprilexcept for in cases where the wrestler received special permission to use the move.

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Notify me of new comments via email. This variant can be pileedriver on other types of piledriver; 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. The wrestler then jumps up and drops down to a seated position, driving the opponent’s head down to the mat between the wrestler’s thighs.

Also known as a stump piledriver. 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. Once in this position, the wrestler can then decide what to do. The wrestler bends forward or crouches in front of their opponent, grabs hold of the opponent around the legs and stands up, lifting the opponent upside down facing the wrestler’s back.

The wrestler then drops down to their knees, driving the opponent down to the mat neck and shoulder first. A Texas piledriver refers to belly-to-back piledriver. Kazarian performing a back-to-belly piledriver on Shannon Moore.

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.

tp The Piledriver is often seen as one of the most dangerous moves in wrestling. 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. 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.


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.

I retain the right to delete comments of a non-suitable nature. The cradle piledriver is a variation on standard piledrivers which sees the attacking wrestler grapevine the opponents leg with their arm.

The impact jammed Austin’s craxle and left him temporarily paralyzed. This move was used by Scott Steinerwho called it Steiner Screwdriver.

The beginnings of the move sees the wrestler grab the opponent by the legs. 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.

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Piledriver (professional wrestling)

Also known as a kneeling reverse piledriver. The name is taken from a piece of construction equipment, also called a pile driverthat drives countless massive impacts on the top of a large major foundation support, belpy it in the ground slowly with each impact. The wrestler then drops to a sitting position. The wrestler then stands up, lifting the opponent until they are upside down, and drops to a sitting position with the opponent’s head between their thighs.