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. Retrieved 28 December 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 drops down on his knees, driving the opponent down to the mat head first. While kicking out of a piledriver is generally quite unrealistic, seeing someone kick out of the spike piledriver is downright ridiculous. Jerry Lawler Eric Cohen, About. The victim of the move should be thankful to escape it all without permanent damage to her spinal column.

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The act of performing a piledriver is called “piledriving. 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. The wrestler then jumps up and falls down to a sitting position, driving the opponent down to the mat neck and shoulder first. Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum.

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It’s also used by Brian Cage who calls it the Drill Claw. Retrieved 28 December This move will often see the attacking wrestler hold the move after landing for a rana style pinfall attempt. Often referred to as a Spiie Piledriver. 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.

Piledriver (professional wrestling)

Archived from the original on The cradle piledriver is a variation on standard piledrivers which sees the attacking wrestler grapevine the opponents leg with their arm. It was most famously used by Gregory Helms who called the move the Vertebreaker. 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.


They then lift the opponent up and turn them around so that they are held upside down, as in a scoop slam. The move was banned by WWE in Aprilexcept for in cases where the wrestler received special permission to use the move.

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

Piledriver (professional wrestling) – Wikipedia

The opponent is now bent into a circle. ByAustin’s doctors told him that spkke risked permanent disability if he did not retire, and he finally did so in April The wrestler then drops down on his knees, driving the opponent down to the mat head first.

The spike piledriver is executed the same way any other version of the piledriver is: The most common of which is similar to a Texas 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.

The fwmale 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 falls or jumps to his knees, driving the opponent’s head into the mat. As the attacker drops the victim on her head, her pliedriver s jump off the top turnbuckle still grabbing the victim’s ankles, effectively driving her into the mat, as if they wanted to drive her right through it.


They then lift the opponent onto their stronger shoulder, turning them piledrivre similar to a scoop slam lift. 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. In a variation of the move, the second wrestler jumps off the turnbuckle while pushing the opponent’s feet downward for even more damage, this is well known as a spike piledriver not to be confused with a one-man spike piledriver.

The wrestler then moves their left arm from around the opponent’s neck to around the opponent’s torso. The move was innovated by Megumi Kudodubbing it the Kudome Valentine.

There is also a seated version of this move. With so many parties involved in the move, there are several ways things can go wrong. 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 PDF on From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.