This is probably reverse-anthropomorphism at some levels, but whatever. I’m curious who invented the move and why is it called Tombstone Piledriver. This move will often see the attacking wrestler hold the move after landing for a rana style pinfall attempt. Remove Advertisements Sponsored Links. The Piledriver is often seen as one of the most dangerous moves in wrestling.

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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.

Piledriver (professional wrestling)

Cheerleader Melissa performing her Kudo Driver Back-to-back double underhook piledriver finisher on Wesna. 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.

There is also a seated version of this move. 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.

BB code is On. Whether it’s true, I couldn’t tell you, and I certainly don’t have the knowledge of 80s Japanese wrestling to tell you what the move was called there. For other uses, see Cop Killer. The wrestler then either sits down or drops on to his knees, driving the opponent’s head down to the mat.

Women of Wrestling Celebrities. An undertaker buries people in graves aka tombstones so that is where the tombstone piledriver came from.


Try asking in the Other Wrestling section, there are some posters there who may know what you’re asking. Facing their opponent, the wrestler reaches between his opponent’s legs with their right arm and reaches around the opponent’s neck from the same side with their left arm. This is a variation of the Texas piledriver 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.

I was thinking about the exact same thing yesterday and I was going to make a thread on it.

A vertebreaker refers to back-to-back double underhook piledriver. 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.

Piledriver (professional wrestling)

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. As far as I know Dynamite Kid has been using the move during the 80’s 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.

There is also an inverted version of the move in which an attacking wrestler reaches between an opponent’s legs with one arm and reaches around that opponent’s back from the same side with his other arm before lifting their opponent upside down into a belly-to-belly position.

The piledriver is generally considered a dangerous maneuver in wrestling because of the potential impact on the head and compression of the neck. The piledriver was banned in WWE inunless the wrestler has special permission to use tombstnoe move.


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, burying it in the ground slowly with each impact.

Due to this, the move is banned in WWE with the exception of Kane and The Undertaker due to their experience and size. This move begins with the wrestler facing his opponent. 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.

You know what’s weird? A double underhook variation exists in which the arms of a bent over opponent are placed in a butterfly prior to performing the flip. The wrestler then moves their left arm from pikedriver the opponent’s neck to around the opponent’s torso.

He performs an ugly as fuck tombstone at around 1: Similar to a wheelbarrow facebuster but instead of dropping their opponent face first, they drop their opponent so that the opponent lands on piledeiver upper back and neck piledriger the legs of the wrestler, facing towards them usually resulting in a pin.

This move was used by Scott Steinerwho called it Steiner Screwdriver. Archived from the original on The Tombstone Piledriver is easily the BEST finisher in pro-wrestling; Kane and Undertaker wouldn’t be my favorite superstars if not for pilerriver mesmerizing move.

They then lift the opponent onto their stronger shoulder, turning them upside-down similar to a scoop slam lift.

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