Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum. Austin underwent surgery on the neck in , but it never fully healed. It was most famously used by Gregory Helms who called the move the Vertebreaker. A wrestler first stands facing an opponent and places their stronger arm between the opponent’s legs and their weaker arm on the opponent’s opposite shoulder. Often referred to as a Tombstone Piledriver. 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 career progressed, the damage got worse. Due to this, the move is banned in the WWE with the exception of Kane and The Undertaker due to their experience and size.

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The wrestler then moves their left arm from around the opponent’s neck to around the opponent’s torso. 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 career progressed, the damage got worse.

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.

They then turn the opponent so that they are upside down on one side of the wrestler. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 28 December 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. This variation sees an attacking wrestler first lock an opponent in the pumphandle hold before then piledriverr the hold wrestking raise the opponent up over the shoulder of the attacking wrestler.

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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. Because of the dangers of the piledriver, it is classed as a foul and is illegal in mixed martial arts under the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts.

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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. 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.

It was often used to setup an opponent for his finishing move, a diving headbutt from the top turnbuckle. The wrestler then drops down to their knees, driving the opponent down to the plledriver neck and shoulder first. The impact jammed Austin’s neck and left him temporarily paralyzed.

The wrestler pushes the opponent forward while holding the opponent’s leg with one arm, and the head with the other arm, mempis then sits down, driving the opponent head first down to the floor. The move was innovated by Megumi Kudodubbing it the Kudome Valentine.

A wrestler faces an opponent and grabs the opponent’s waist and piledrivdr them piledrivee , holding them belly-to-belly against their torso.

The wrestler then drops to a sitting position. 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.

The wrestler then falls or jumps to his knees, driving the opponent’s head into the mat. The most common of which is similar to a Texas piledriver. 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.


Also known as the Tiger Driver ‘ 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. The wrestler then drops down on his knees, driving the opponent down to the mat head first. Famously, this move was popularized by The Undertaker as his “Deadman” finisher, and its name is related to his gimmick.

A variation of the piledriver where instead of dropping to a sitting position as in the basic piledriverthe wrestler drops to a kneeling position. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from June CS1 padies 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 piledrivwr to the mat there are variations that are performed differently, as the list below indicates.

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

Although popularised by Undertaker and Kane, the move was invented by Dynamite Kid. The wrestler then either sits down or drops onto his knees, driving the opponent’s head down to the mat.