When I was a kid, that’s what the reason I came up with for why it’s called that. This variant can be used 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 name is taken from a piece of construction equipment, also called a pile driver , that drives countless massive impacts on the top of a large major foundation support, burying it in the ground slowly with each impact. The move is executed from an Argentine backbreaker rack face up, with the neck and one leg cradled position. I believe this move originated in Memphis Wrestling where Bill Dromo a. This is probably reverse-anthropomorphism at some levels, but whatever.
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The attacker then grabs the opponent’s legs by the knees, jumps up, then drops to a sitting position with the tombsone head between their thighs. The piledriver was banned in WWE inunless the wrestler has special permission to use the move. Remove Advertisements Sponsored Links.
What about the more common version? The move is tobmstone from an Argentine backbreaker rack face up, with the neck and one leg cradled position. Due to this, the move is banned in WWE with the exception of Kane and The Undertaker due to their experience and size. 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.
Cheerleader Melissa performing her Kudo Driver Back-to-back double underhook piledriver finisher on Wesna.
Austin underwent surgery on the neck inbut it never fully healed. Last edited by Kapik; at The origin of Tombstone Piledriver? They then lift the opponent up on their chest so that they are facing downwards.
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. Boston crab Nelson hold Pin Sharpshooter.
This variant can be used 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 piledriver is generally considered cdadle dangerous maneuver in wrestling because of the potential impact on the head and compression of the neck. The act of performing a piledriver is called “piledriving. The wrestler then drops down to their knees, driving the opponent down to the mat neck and shoulder first.
Piledriver (professional wrestling)
As Austin had feared, Hart botched the move and dropped Austin on top of his head. This was apparently the first tombstone piledriver as we know it today. Also known as a stump piledriver. This move was popularised by Kevin Owens during pioedriver time on the independent circuit.
As for the etymology, I’m going to present a wild cradel There is also a seated version of this move. Jerry Lawler Eric Cohen, About.
Very good question, I will rep you for it I was going tombsgone post a thread on this too as I absolutely adore the tombstone piledriver. ByAustin’s doctors told him that he risked permanent disability if he did not retire, and he finally did so in April When I was a kid, that’s what the reason I came up with for why it’s called that. Also known as the Tiger Driver ‘ Also known as vertebreaker.
Piledriver (professional wrestling)
Also known as Texasor traditional piledriver. A cursory glance at Wikipedia says that Takao Omori was the inventer of the move. The Tombstone Piledriver is easily the BEST finisher in pro-wrestling; Kane and Undertaker wouldn’t be my favorite superstars if not for this mesmerizing move.
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome. This move was popularized by The Undertaker and is often used by his kayfabe brother Kane.