A piledriver is a professional wrestling driver move in which the wrestler grabs his opponent, turns him upside-down, and drops into a sitting or kneeling position, driving the opponent head-first into the mat. The wrestler then moves their left arm from around the opponent’s neck to around the opponent’s torso. Archived from the original on Mike Bennett left improperly executing a piledriver on B. They then lift the opponent onto their stronger shoulder, turning them upside-down similar to a scoop slam lift. This move is used as a finisher by Tony Nese. The piledriver is generally considered a dangerous maneuver in wrestling because of the potential impact on the head and compression of the neck.

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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.

The move was banned by WWE in Aprilexcept for in cases where the wrestler received special permission to use the move. A spike piledriver can refer to either jumping piledriveraided piledriveror kneeling piledriver.

Facing their opponent, the wrestler reaches between his opponent’s legs with their right arm and reaches around the opponent’s rcadle from the piledrkver side with their left arm.

The wrestler then drops down on his knees, driving the opponent down to the mat head first. This site uses cookies.

Piledriver (professional wrestling)

Similar to a wheelbarrow facebuster but instead of dropping their opponent piledtiver first, they drop their opponent so that the opponent lands on their upper back and neck between the legs of the wrestler, facing towards them usually resulting in a pin.


This move bellh often see the attacking wrestler hold the move after landing for a rana style pinfall attempt. The beginnings of the move sees the wrestler grab the opponent by the legs. I retain the right to delete comments of a non-suitable nature. The impact jammed Austin’s neck and left him temporarily paralyzed.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: A wrestler faces an opponent and grabs the opponent’s blly and turns them upside-down, holding them belly-to-belly against their torso. This is the classic and original piledriver technique.

Piledriver (professional wrestling)

Also known as Texasor traditional piledriver. Due to this, the move is banned in WWE with the exception of Kane and The Undertaker due to their experience and size.

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. 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.

Subscribe Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and get the move of today sent straight to your email! It is also considered an automatic disqualification in professional wrestling matches held in Tennesseeas the move is banned in that state. Pildriver 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 bellh idea to perform as he was unsure if his head could properly be protected.


From here the attacking wrestler brings the opponent down into the belly-to-belly position before then sitting down for a reverse piledriver with the opponent’s head impacting the mat between the legs of the attacking wrestler.

The wrestler then drops to a seated position, driving the head and upper back of the opponent into the ground. Notify me of new comments via email. Cheerleader Melissa performing her Kudo Driver Back-to-back double underhook pilesriver finisher on Wesna.

The wrestler then falls or jumps to his knees, driving the opponent’s head into the mat. A Texas piledriver refers to belly-to-back piledriver. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and get the move of today sent straight to your email! The impact from the piledrivver gave Whitmer a neck injury.

Tombstone Piledriver out of a belly to back hold

Mike Bennett left improperly executing a piledriver on B. Austin underwent surgery on the neck inbut it never fully healed.

If done in this manner, the wrestler receiving the move will land with little or no contact made with the mat at all and thus not run the risk of injury. Stay updated via RSS. Home About the blog Get ipledriver. Now the opponent is set up, the wrestler will jump slightly before landing onto their knees.