A spinning sit-out variation of a sleeper slam that makes use of the wrestler's own momentum. The wrestler grabs the opponent by the arm and goes behind him while holding the arm and hooking the opponent's leg. The wrestler jumps on the shoulders of the charging opponent and performs a back flip. The Olympics' egalitarian trend came to fruition in 2000, when women were permitted to fling a smaller version of the hammer. The wrestler then lifts the opponent into the air and falls into a seated position, driving the opponent tailbone-first on to the mat. This technique gives its name to the schoolboy bump and is performed when the wrestler gets behind their opponent, drops down to their knees, puts their hand through the opponent's legs, hooking the opponent's hips, and pulls backwards. Even though this move is an indirect low blow, it is considered a legal move because the groin is not being targeted. This usually involves grabbing the opponent with both arms around the opponent's legs while keeping the chest close to the opponent, and using this position to force the opponent to the floor . It is described as a head scissors take down that is performed against a running opponent. High school boys throw a 12-pound hammer while the girls throw a 4-kilogram (8.8-pound) hammer… This move is actually a counter. Hammer throwing, using actual sledgehammers, was popular for centuries in the British Isles. WWE wrestler Melina popularized this move. The wrestler applies a cobra clutch and then leaps forward, falling into a sitting position and driving the face of the opponent into the ground. The wrestler lifts the opponent on their shoulders in an electric chair sitting position and then falls backwards driving the opponent back-first into the mat. This move was innovated by Mikey Whipwreck and popularized by Stone Cold Steve Austin. The wrestler faces the opponent from the side, slightly behind, then tucks their head under the opponent's near armpit and grabs hold of the opponent's near leg, bending it fully. The wrestler starts by facing their opponent and then grabs them around their waist, lifts them up, and then either slams the opponent down while landing on top of them, or tosses them forward on to their back. "Body slam" redirects here. A hotshot is referred to when a flapjack is performed so that the opponent falls across the ring ropes. The wrestler places both hands behind the opponent's head, then falls into a seated position, slamming the opponent's face into the canvas. A hammer. A high impact combination of the snapmare and the falling neckbreaker. The opponent lies on their side on the shoulders of the wrestler, facing either the opposite or the same direction as the wrestler, with the wrestler holding the opponent by the lower leg and either the head or lower arm. This move is used as a finishing move by Gail Kim (called Eat Defeat), Chuckie T (called Sole Food), Xavier Woods (called Lost in the Woods) and Enzo Amore of WWE recently started using this move as his finisher (called JawdonZo). This move is used by Dragon Lee, Kota Ibushi (both are calling it the Phoenix-Plex) and it was formerly used by Kevin Steen. The same maneuver can be used to a cornered opponent (who is facing away from the ring/towards the outside) to drive their face into the top turnbuckle. Also known as an inverted frankensteiner or a poison rana, this move uses a standard Frankensteiner, but instead of performing the move facing the opponent's face, it is done facing the back of the opponent. The wrestler then bends the opponent's back and slams their face to the mat. The attacking wrestler starts by running and extending his arm like a lariat takedown but instead performs a revolution around the opponent's shoulders. This was fourth longest throw by a woman in hammer throw. They then lift their opponent up, and drops them tailbone-first on the wrestler's knee. The wrestler drapes an opponent over their shoulders in a fireman's carry position then falls backwards, driving the opponent down to the mat on their back. Bobby Roode used the neckbreaker version as a finisher, which he calls Roode Bomb. To use a hammer to fix something in place and/or make it even with the area around it. Goldberg used the move as a signature. The sport was banned by King Edward III in the 1300s but revived a century later by Henry VIII, reputed to be an accomplished hammer thrower. The wrestler stands to the side of the opponent and applies a side headlock. An inverted variation of this move also exists. A suplex is the same as the amateur suplex, a throw which involves arching/bridging either overhead or twisting to the side, so the opponent is slammed to the mat back-first. The victim lands stomach or ribs first on the knee, made more impactful by the long drop. To go at it hammer and tongs "with great violence and vigor" (1708) is an image from blacksmithing (the tongs hold the metal and the hammer beats it). The wrestler stands behind, slightly to one side of and facing the opponent. This similarity with backbreakers is reflected in almost every gutbuster variation, which if inverted would become backbreakers and vice versa. WNA wrestler Kyle Mckayal uses a jumping version of it as his second hand finisher calling it The Project Mckayal. An Irish whip into the turnbuckles usually sees the opponent remain in the corner, allowing a follow-up attack from the wrestler; the opponent may remain standing or slump to the ground, usually in a seated position, which will vary the attack. The opponent will often assist the slammer by placing their arm on the slammer's thigh. This variation involves grabbing and pulling by the opponent's wrist, then lifting them up into the air, before falling to their back, driving the opponent to the ground on the back of their head/neck.This was popularized by Shingo Takagi as The Last Falconry, now used as The Last of the Dragon. The move was originated by Phillip Michael Grant, and later popularized by Chris Jericho, who named it the Codebreaker. The wrestler ducks, hooks one of the opponent's legs with one of their arms, stands up and falls backwards, flipping the opponent and driving them back first down to the mat, with the wrestler landing on top of the opponent. The name was taken from its innovator, Mexican luchador Huracán Ramírez. Hammer throw, sport in athletics (track and field) in which a hammer is hurled for distance, using two hands within a throwing circle. A move in which the wrestler goes behind an opponent, then puts their head under the opponent's shoulder. Ben Davis and Titus Carell use the pumphandle slam as finishers, Davis uses a implant slam calling it The Plantation Punk Slam while Carell uses a spinning slam calling it Spinerella Slam. Shawn Spears used this move, calling it Perfect 10. With the wrestler's back to the opponent, he/she applies a three-quarter facelock and then pulls the opponent forward, flipping them over their shoulder, before turning to land in a neckbreaker. This can also be held for a backbreaker. The wrestler may roll on to their side to give the move extra momentum. A neckbreaker slam is another technique in which the wrestler throws their opponent to the ground by twisting the opponent's neck. Ruby Riott and Kalisto use this move in some of their matches.[12][13][14][15]. This move requires a great deal of lower body strength and agility to perform as it can be dangerous to the wrestler performing the backflip as he/she can land head first and risk serious injury from failing to rotate properly. Figurative use of "aggressive and destructive foe" is late 14c., from similar use of French martel, Latin malleus. Well known as the Complete Shot or Flatliner, this is a move in which a wrestler stands side-to-side and slightly behind with the opponent, facing in the opposite direction, and reaches around the opponent's torso with one arm across the opponent's chest with their hand holding on to their other hand which is behind the opponent's head. This move starts with the wrestler standing behind the opponent, and then takes hold of the front of the neck or head, and then falls onto his stomach, driving the opponent's back of the head into the mat first. 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This bulldog sees the opponent clutching the wrestler in a wheelbarrow bodyscissors. Cesaro uses a variation called the Neutralizer where he grapevines the opponents leg with his arm similar to a cradle piledriver. [17] The wrestler hangs on to the opponents legs for a pin-fall attempt. The move can also see other variations of a powerslam used, particularly into a sidewalk slam position. The move often sees the wrestler keep their legs hooked under the arms of the opponent after hitting the move, using the underhooking technique to turn the opponent on to their back into a Rana style pinning position. Ryan Jensen is a former All-American from Calvin College and youth throwing coach for the Kamloops Track and Field Club. The Old Norse cognate hamarr meant "stone, crag" (it's common in English place names), and suggests an original sense of the Germanic words as "tool with a stone head," which would describe the first hammers. Another variation of the reverse STO, this move sees a wrestler grab their opponent around their neck and lean them backwards. The thrower will hold the implement straight out from the center of the chest with the shoulders level. In Japan, a backdrop is the term for what is called a belly-to-back suplex in America, so in Japan, it is called shoulder throw. A version that involves the wrestler placing one knee against the base of a bent over opponent's neck, then dropping to force the opponent down to the mat, landing on the opponent's upper body. Then after grabbing the opponents nearest leg, the wrestler lifts the opponent's leg outward before swinging forward using the opponent's momentum and slamming them down back-first. [18] The standard powerbomb sees the opponent placed in a standing headscissors position (bent forward with their head placed between the wrestler's thighs), lifted on the wrestler's shoulders, and slammed back-first down to the mat. The wrestler then jumps up and falls onto their back so that the opponent lands on their head while remaining vertical. There are multiple variations of the handstand headscissors takedown. A slight variation of this uses a modified double knee gutbuster and sees the attacking wrestler drop down to their back while bringing both knees up for the opponent to land on. Better known as a full nelson bomb, this move sees the wrestling apply a full nelson hold to the opponent from behind. Known in Mexico's Lucha Libre as Silla Eléctrica (Spanish for electric chair). The wrestler reaches under one of the opponent's arms with their corresponding arm and places the palm of their hand on the back of the opponent's neck, thereby forcing the arm of the opponent up into the air to complete the half nelson. A backbreaker refers to professional wrestling moves in which a wrestler drops an opponent so that the opponent's back impacts or is bent backwards against a part of the wrestler's body, usually the knee.[1]. The attacker may release the opponent to send them flying, or simply slow until the back of the opponent returns to the ground. The most notable practitioner of this variant is The Miz, who calls the move the Skull Crushing Finale and has used it as a finisher since August 2009. This top rope flipping slam sees a wrestler stand under an opponent, who is situated on the top turnbuckle, turn their back to this opponent while taking hold of the opponent's arms from below, often holding underneath the opponent's arm pits. A variation between the regular Death Valley driver and the inverted one. A catapult or slingshot catapult is a throw that typically starts with the opponent on their back, and the wrestler standing and facing them. The ball is made of medal and a steel wire connects the swivel on the ball to a handle. This move is normally used to weaken the arm for a submission maneuver or to make it more difficult for the opponent to kick out of a possible pinfall attempt. A sitout or inverted version is also possible. Colt Cabana used the move (calling it Eat The Feet) and Mia Yim also uses it (called Seoul Food) as her signature move. He/she then scoops the opponent's near leg with their other arm and lifts the opponent up, flips the opponent upside down, and then either kneels or sits down, driving the opponent down to the mat on their neck. A wrestler dives from the ropes and lands on the opponent's arm. While maintaining the wrist-clutch, they then perform the driver. If these are used then the move is considered a type of DDT (if the wrestler falls backwards) or bulldog. This move is used as a finisher by Titus O'Neil who calls it the Clash of the Titus. This move was also popularized by Trish Stratus, who used it as a signature move, called the Stratusphere. [2] This move plus some other variations are sometimes referred to as a facebuster. A rolling fireman's carry slam is a variation that sees the wrestler keep hold of the opponent and run forward before slamming the opponent to the ground, using the momentum to roll over the opponent. The move is used by Hiroshi Tanahashi, with some commentators even calling the move a 'Tanahashi' when anybody performs it due to how associated it is with him. The wrestler may land in a kneeling or squatting position. The double flapjack is usually used when associating with tag-teams to perform a death drop. This is usually referred to a lariat takedown. It is used by Angel Garza as the Wing Clipper. An armbreaker is any move in which the wrestler slams the opponent's arm against a part of the wrestler's body, usually a knee or shoulder. From here the wrestler drops down to one knee, forcing the opponent to drop stomach/rib-first against the wrestler's raised knee. The wrestler grabs one of the opponent's arms, jumps and connects both their knees against the opponent's stretched arm. This move sees the attacking wrestler lift the opponent in a standing guillotine choke and drop the opponent to the mat, lower spine first. The wrestler then falls backwards to the mat, thus forcing the opponent to fall forwards and impact the exposed knees. As of 2015, the mark still stands. Cesaro used this move a few times and now uses it as his signature move, named the Swissblade. This move has been made famous notably by WWE Hall of Famer Gorilla Monsoon. The wrestler catches and grabs the opponent from either his waist or both legs, and lifts the opponent so he would either face the mat while being vertically elevated off the mat (with both his legs grabbed over the wrestler's shoulders) or literally facing the wrestler's back while being lifted upside down with the wrestler still taking hold of both the opponent's legs (back-to-belly position). A giant swing starts with an opponent lying on the mat, face up, and the wrestler at the opponent's feet. Hammer definition is - a hand tool consisting of a solid head set crosswise on a handle and used for pounding. There are two versions of the fireman's carry takeover used in professional wrestling. It was also made popular by Kofi Kingston, who calls it the S.O.S. Travis Banks also uses this move calling it the Kiwi Crusher. Usually the opponent is held over the wrestler's shoulder in either a powerslam position, or less commonly an inverted powerslam position for what is sometimes called the inverted shoulderbreaker. The wrestler stands behind, slightly to one side of and facing the opponent. The wrestler hooks each of the opponent's legs in one of their arms, then falls backwards to slingshot the opponent into a turnbuckle, ladder, rope, mat, etc. This move was popularized by John Cena as one of his signature moves. This maneuver can be used running and standing. WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus popularized this move and is known as Stratusfaction and by Bo Dallas as the Bo-Dog. The wrestler then hooks both arms of the opponent using his or her legs, and then falls forward planting the opponent's body into the mat face-first. Dragon screw legwhip (or simply Dragon screw) is a legwhip where a wrestler grabs an opponent's leg and holds it parallel to the mat while they are facing each other. 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