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Encyclopedia > DDT (professional wrestling)

In professional wrestling a DDT is any move in which the wrestler falls down or backwards to drive a held opponent's head into the mat. The classic DDT is performed by putting the opponent in a front facelock and falling backwards so that the opponent is forced to dive forward onto his or her head.[1] The DDT is often prefaced with a kick to the stomach in order to drive the head of the opponent downwards; a kick and a DDT in quick succession is referred to as a Flowing DDT. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... For the NES video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by competitors to immobilize their opponents or lead to a submission. ...


The move was named by Jake "The Snake" Roberts, who accidentally invented the move in the 1980s.[1] Rumors abound as to what the letters DDT supposedly stood for, including Drop Dead Twice, Demonic Death Trap, Death Drop Technique and Damien's Dinner Time after Jake's pet python Damien. When asked what DDT meant, Jake once famously replied "The End." The abbreviation itself originally came from the chemical dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane, a notorious pesticide, as stated during shoot interviews and on his Pick Your Poison DVD. Many think the term DDT was appropriated because the chemical DDT is something "bad" that is buried in the ground and causes extreme danger (and possible brain damage/birth defects) when there; similarly, a DDT is bad in that it buries an opponent's head into the mat, creating extreme danger to the brain and spinal cord. Aurelian Jake Smith, Jr. ... For other uses, see DDT (disambiguation). ... A cropduster spreading pesticide. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ...

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Variations

Front facelock variants

Brainbuster DDT

See: Jumping brainbuster A Brainbuster, also known as an Avalanche Suplex, is a professional wrestling throw in which a wrestler puts his/her opponent in a front facelock, hooks his/her tights, and lifts him/her up as if he/she was executing a vertical suplex. ...


Cradle DDT

See: Cradle brainbuster A Brainbuster, also known as an Avalanche Suplex, is a professional wrestling throw in which a wrestler puts his/her opponent in a front facelock, hooks his/her tights, and lifts him/her up as if he/she was executing a vertical suplex. ...


Desecrator

This move, innovated by MsChif who also gave it the name Desecrator, sees the wrestler apply the front facelock and then puts one of their legs on one of the opponent's arms before falling backward and driving the opponent head first to the mat. It is sometimes wrongly referred to as a Scissored single arm DDT. There is also an inverted variation of this. MsChif is a female professional wrestler. ... Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by competitors to immobilize their opponents or lead to a submission. ... In professional wrestling a DDT is any move in which the wrestler falls down or backwards to drive a held opponents head into the mat. ...


Elevated DDT

This version of a DDT first sees an attacking wrestler place the opponent on an elevated surface, usually the ropes/turnbuckle, while applying a front facelock. The attacking wrestler next draws the opponent away from the elevated surface leaving the opponent's feet over the elevated surface (i.e. ring ropes), making them the only thing other than the wrestler keeping the opponent off the ground. The attacking wrestler then falls backwards so that the opponent is forced to dive forward onto his/her head with extra force due to the height of which they were dropped.


This can also be performed as a double team move. The double-team manuvers in professional wrestling are executed by two wrestlers instead of one and typicaly are used by tag teams in tag team matches. ...


Flip-over DDT

Also known as a Samurai Driver this DDT sees a wrestler place his/her head between the thighs of an opponent before jumping up while pushing away from the opponent's thighs to flip up and sit on the shoulders of the opponent. The wrestler then spreads their legs, dropping off the opponent's shoulders as they grab hold of the opponent's head in a front facelock to fall down to the mat back first, driving the opponent's head down to the mat. This move sees the attacking wrestler get lifted up in a powerbomb position so often this move is used as a counter to a powerbomb. Essa Rios used this move as a finisher in his WWE career. A Powerbomb is a professional wrestling move in which an opponent is lifted up (usually so that they are sitting on the wrestlers shoulders) and then slammed back-first down to the mat. ... Jesús Guadalupe Delgado Saldaña is a Mexican professional wrestler currently performing for AAA. He is best known for his work in the World Wrestling Federation (now the WWE) as Essa Rios and for his work for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, CMLL and AAA as Mr. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE, is a professional wrestling promotion, currently the largest in North America. ...


Float-over DDT

First referred to as a Maivia Hurricane, this DDT, which was innovated by The Rock, sees the wrestler stand in front of his opponent facing at him, duck, hook one of his arms over the opponent's shoulder (if it's the opponent's left shoulder that the attacker chooses to seize, he hooks with his right, or opposite if sides are reversed), swing himself under the opponent's armpit then around and over the opponent's back so that he faces the same way as the opponent, lock the opponent's head under his other hand's armpit, spin another 180° to end up having the opponent locked in a front facelock and fall back to drive the opponent skull first to the mat, as in a regular DDT. Dwayne Johnson, (born May 2, 1972) is an American actor and former professional wrestler,[2] best known for his time in World Wrestling Entertainment as The Rock between 1996 and 2004. ... This article describes the unit of angle. ... Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by competitors to immobilize their opponents or lead to a submission. ...


The maneuver is usually performed after the attacker ducks a punch or a clothesline. Attacking maneuvers in the kayfabe of professional wrestling are mainly used to wear down an opponent for a submission hold or as a set up for a throw. ... Attacking maneuvers in the kayfabe of professional wrestling are mainly used to wear down an opponent for a submission hold or as a set up for a throw. ...


Fireman's carry DDT

Also described as a fireman's carry implant DDT, this move sees the attacking wrestler first put an opponent up in the fireman's carry (across the wrestler's shoulders) position, then throw the opponent's legs out in front of him/her to spin them out while the attacking wrestler switches the position of his/her arm that's holding the opponent's head to a front facelock and falls backwards to drive the top of the opponent's head in to the mat. The finisher of Brock Lesnar, called F-5, is a variation of this move. Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by competitors to immobilize their opponents or lead to a submission. ... Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by competitors to immobilize their opponents or lead to a submission. ...


Fisherman DDT

After applying a front facelock, the wrestler hooks the opponent's near leg with his other arm, lifts them up into a vertical position, and falls backwards on to his back, driving the opponent's head down to the mat. This move is also known as a Leg hook DDT. Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by competitors to immobilize their opponents or lead to a submission. ...


Double underhook DDT

Instead of applying a head or face lock, the wrestler bends his opponent forward and hooks each arm behind the opponent's back, tucks the opponent's head under one of his arms, and then falls back to pull the opponent down either flat on his face, which is the more common variant, or onto the top of their head, causing them to roll over, like in a regular DDT. It is also known as a double arm DDT or a butterfly DDT. The faceplant variant is technically known as an implant double underhook DDT. This move is used by Mick Foley, usually to set his opponent up for the Mandible Claw. It is also used by Stevie Richards, who calls it the Stevie-T. Michael Francis Mick Foley, Sr. ... The Mandible Claw is a professional wrestling maneuver which, when applied correctly, causes intense and legitimate pain. ... For similar names see the disambiguation page Stephen Richards Michael Manna (born October 9, 1971) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its ECW brand. ...


Implant DDT

Implant DDT refers to variations of the DDT where the opponent is driven to the mat face first, as in a faceplant, and not on to their heads. The most common variation is the Lifting DDT.


A common variation of the Double underhook DDT is the implant variation.


Another variation of the implant DDT sees the wrestler place their opponent in a headlock, but instead of falling backwards they leap backwards onto their back, pulling the opponent with them face first to the mat. Also, most times when a wrestler dives from an elevated surface and catches the opponent in a DDT, it is an implant DDT.


Argentine DDT

The wrestler lifts the opponent onto his shoulders as in a Argentine backbreaker rack, pushes the opponent's legs while still holding the front facelock, flipping them over to the front of the wrestler. The wrestler falls down to the mat back first, driving the opponent face first down to the mat. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Lifting DDT

This version of a DDT is similar to a spike DDT and is often referred to as a Low angle brainbuster, or simply as an implant DDT, although the most proper name is lifting DDT. The attacking wrestler applies a front facelock to an opponent then lifts the opponent off the ground just before falling backwards to drive the opponent face or head first down to the mat. A common name for the move is Impaler, as named by one of the move's users, Gangrel. Other common names is the Edgecution used by Edge A Brainbuster, also known as an Avalanche Suplex, is a professional wrestling throw in which a wrestler puts his/her opponent in a front facelock, hooks his/her tights, and lifts him/her up as if he/she was executing a vertical suplex. ... David Christian Heath (born February 16, 1969) is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring names The Vampire Warrior and Gangrel. ... Adam Joseph Copeland (born October 30, 1973 in Orangeville, Ontario),[5] better known by his ring name Edge, is a Canadian professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment and wrestling on the SmackDown! brand. ...


A slight variation of this, sees the wrestler spin the opponent's body away from themselves as they raise the opponent off the ground. Another version, the lifting reverse DDT, sees the wrestler apply an inverted face lock, lift the opponent off the ground and fall back. This version was used by D-Von Dudley who called it the Saving Grace. Devon Hughes (born August 1, 1972) is an American professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with Extreme Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment as D-Von Dudley. ...


Jumping DDT

A slight variation where instead of just falling backwards, the wrestler jumps up while holding the front facelock, so that they are horizontal, and then uses the weight and momentum to pull the opponent down on their head. Mickie James uses this as her finisher, which she calls the Mickie-DT. Also, a variation of this move is sometimes seen where, as the wrestler jumps, they use the horizontal position to execute a Front Dropkick to the knees of the opponent to add additional impact to the move. Mickie Laree James[2] (born on August 31, 1979) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its RAW brand. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Legsweep DDT

In these versions of a DDT the wrestler applies a front facelock and then performs a type of legsweep to essentially take out the legs from under the opponent before falling backwards to drive the opponent face first down to the mat. Body Slam redirects here. ...


Paul London used a variation of this in Ring of Honor where he hooked one of his legs around the opponent's, in a manner similar to that of a reverse STO, before sweeping their leg as he fell backwards to deliver extra force. Paul Sanchez-Garcia London[6] (born April 16, 1980) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment performing on its RAW brand. ... For other uses, see Ring of Honor (disambiguation). ... A facebuster, also known as a face plant, is generally a takedown move in professional wrestling in which an attacking wrestler forces his/her opponent down to the mat face-first without involving a headlock or facelock. ...


CM Punk uses a version he calls the Devil Lock DDT where he first puts the opponent in a hammerlock before sweeping out their legs. Phil Brooks[4] (born October 26, 1978), better known by his ring name CM Punk, is an American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on its Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) brand where he is the reigning ECW Champion. ... Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by competitors to immobilize their opponents or lead to a submission. ...


Over the shoulder swinging DDT

Innovated by Johnny "The Bull" Stamboli, the attacking wrestler puts the opponent over the shoulder as in a powerslam set up but instead throws them off and around their body grabbing their head and executing a modified DDT or a modified facebuster. Stamboli also innovated a variation in where he military presses an opponent before putting him on his shoulder. John Hugger (born April 20, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a professional wrestler who is best known for his work in World Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment under the ring name Johnny The Bull Stamboli. ... A Powerslam is a professional wrestling body slam move in which the wrestler performing the slam falls face-down on top of his/her opponent. ... Body Slam redirects here. ... A facebuster, also known as a face plant, is generally a takedown move in professional wrestling in which an attacking wrestler forces his/her opponent down to the mat face-first without involving a headlock or facelock. ... A Powerslam is a professional wrestling body slam move in which the wrestler performing the slam falls face-down on top of his/her opponent. ...


Running DDT

The wrestler while charging at an opponent, who is bent forward, applies a front facelock before dropping backwards to drive the opponent down to the mat head first. Usually seen used by The Undertaker. Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by competitors to immobilize their opponents or lead to a submission. ...


In another variation the wrestler will also push the opponent up with his free arm, hitting a spike DDT version of the move.


Sitout DDT

See Facebreaker DDT Body Slam redirects here. ...


Snap DDT

The wrestler applies a front facelock to their opponent. The wrestler then jumps down onto his back, swinging his legs forward, bending the opponent, and driving them down to the mat face, forehead, or head first. Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by competitors to immobilize their opponents or lead to a submission. ...


Tiger Mask and Lita used a swinging variation where the attacker draws one of their legs backwards (usually the leg closest to the opponent) before swinging it forward to build extra momentum. They then drop onto their back, driving the opponent head first to the mat. This variation is known as a Swinging Snap DDT. Tommy Dreamer uses a version were he keeps them vertical when they hit the mat so they are on top of their head. He calls it the Dreamer DDT. Satoru Sayama (born November 24, 1957) is a Japanese professional wrestler, best known as the original Tiger Mask. ... Amy Christine Dumas (born April 14, 1975) is an American former professional wrestler. ... Thomas Laughlin (born February 14, 1971),[2] is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name, Tommy Dreamer. ...


Another version is when the wrestler kicks the opponent in the gut as in a flowing DDT and hits the snap DDT. This flowing version is popularly used by Raven, who dubbed it the Raven Effect DDT or the Even Flow DDT and was also used by The Rock, who dubbed his version the People's DDT. This version has recently been adopted as a finisher by Cody Rhodes upon his debut in World Wrestling Entertainment. John Cena used this DDT as a signature move early in his WWE career. He still uses this occasionally. Scott Anthony Levy (born September 8, 1964) better known by his ring name Raven, is an American professional wrestler. ... Rearviewmirror: Greatest Hits 1991-2003 track listing Even Flow is the second single from Pearl Jams debut album, Ten. ... Dwayne Douglas Johnson[6] (born May 2, 1972)[4], better known by his former ring name The Rock, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ... Cody Runnels (born June 30, 1985) is an American professional wrestler and the son of The American Dream Dusty Rhodes as well as the half-brother of Virgil Runnels III, better known as Goldust. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... John Felix Anthony Cena, Jr. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE, is a professional wrestling promotion, currently the largest in North America. ...


Spike DDT

The wrestler applies a front facelock to his opponent and lifts them up with his free arm. He then falls backwards, driving the opponent vertically down to the mat head first. The Spike DDT is a version of the DDT which is somewhere between a lifting DDT and a brainbuster. Another version of the Spike DDT, known as a Diving DDT or a Halo DDT, exists in which the wrestler dives off of the top rope, catches the opponent in the front facelock and hits the DDT. This version is most notably used by Ace Steel, who calls it the Steel Spike, and by Maven. Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by competitors to immobilize their opponents or lead to a submission. ... A Brainbuster, also known as an Avalanche Suplex, is a professional wrestling throw in which a wrestler puts his/her opponent in a front facelock, hooks his/her tights, and lifts him/her up as if he/she was executing a vertical suplex. ... Chris Guy (born January 25, 1973) is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name Ace Steel. ... Maverino Klint Huffman (born November 26, 1976, in Chantilly, Virginia) is a former middle school teacher and professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with World Wrestling Entertainment between January 2002 and July 5, 2005 under the name Maven. ...


Tornado DDT

The tornado DDT is also referred to as a Swinging DDT / Spinning DDT. A wrestler applies a front facelock to an opponent from an elevated position (for example, sitting on the top turnbuckle against an opponent standing on the mat, or from the apron against an opponent standing on the ground). The wrestler then jumps forward and swings around to fall backwards and drop the opponent's head into the mat. Shoichi Funaki referred to it as the Rising Sun. Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by competitors to immobilize their opponents or lead to a submission. ... Shoichi Funaki (born August 24, 1968) is a Japanese American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its SmackDown! brand. ...


There are variations to this move which are all commonly known as a Tornado DDT. One version sees the wrestler apply the front facelock while on the same level as the opponent and then run up the ring ropes (or even another opponent) to springboard round and deliver the DDT. Aerial techniques are used in professional wrestling to show off the speed and agility of a wrestler. ...


In grounded versions a wrestler charges at a standing opponent, jumps up and applies the front facelock in mid air before swinging his/herself round and falling backwards down to the mat to deliver the DDT. This is sometimes known as a Jumping swinging DDT and is regularly used by wrestlers that use a standard Tornado DDT.


Vertical DDT

This version of a DDT is when an attacking wrestler applies a front facelock to the opponent, takes hold of his / her free hand and throws it over his / her shoulder, then lifts the opponent until he / she is nearly vertical then falls onto his / her back, driving the opponent down onto the top of their head. This move is used by Grant Clowes as a finisher which he named the DD3.


Inverted facelock variants

This subsection lists DDTs that involve the opponent being dropped on the back of their heads. The basic Reverse DDT is also known as an Inverted DDT. In professional wrestling a DDT is any move in which the wrestler falls down or backwards to drive a held opponents head into the mat. ...


Inverted DDT

Standing behind his / her opponent with the opponent in front of him / her, the wrestler bends him / her back and applies an inverted facelock, then falls backwards to slam the opponent's head into the mat. Also known as a Reverse DDT. Another variation used can be done when the wrestler falls on his / her stomach instead of their back, which is known as a falling inverted / falling reverse DDT. Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by competitors to immobilize their opponents or lead to a submission. ...


Inverted Desecrator

The wrestler applies inverted facelock and then puts one of his/her legs on one of the opponent's arms.Then falls on his/her back driving the opponent head first into the mat.The move's name comes from the Desecrator . Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by competitors to immobilize their opponents or lead to a submission. ... In professional wrestling a DDT is any move in which the wrestler falls down or backwards to drive a held opponents head into the mat. ...


Lifting inverted DDT

Sometimes referred to as an inverted suplex or a lifting falling inverted DDT. The wrestler applies an inverted facelock on the opponent with one arm, and lifts the opponent up with the other. The wrestler then falls backwards down onto their back, slightly to their side, driving the opponent down to the mat upper back and head first. Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by competitors to immobilize their opponents or lead to a submission. ...


Reverse tornado DDT

The wrestler applies an inverted facelock from an elevated position (for example, sitting on the top turnbuckle against an opponent standing on the mat, or from the apron against an opponent standing on the ground). He/she then jumps off so that he/she swings around the opponent. Using the momentum from the jump, he/she falls forwards and slams the back of the opponent's head into the mat.It could also be done when the wrestler is standing on the mat instead of an elevated position. Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by competitors to immobilize their opponents or lead to a submission. ...


Standing shiranui

This is a backflip three-quarter facelock reverse DDT, which is a variation of the Shiranui. In this move a wrestler applies a three-quarter facelock on the opponent and performs a backflip over the opponent while maintaining the facelock turning it into an inverted facelock and then either landing face down to the mat, on their own back to the side, or in a sitting position, to drive the opponent's head back-first down to the mat. Rey Mysterio performing one of many aerial techniques to Dvon Dudley Aerial techniques are used in professional wrestling to show of the speed and agility of a wrestler. ... Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by competitors to immobilize their opponents or lead to a submission. ... Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by competitors to immobilize their opponents or lead to a submission. ...


Swinging reverse DDT

This variation sees a wrestler lock in a front facelock and, while falling backwards, twist their opponent around resulting in the opponent landing on the back of their head, as in a normal reverse DDT. Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by competitors to immobilize their opponents or lead to a submission. ...


A slight variation of this, used by The Miz, who calls it the Mizard of Oz, sees the wrestler reach under the opponent while setting up the move to grab their far arm. From there, the wrestler pull the arm over, causing the opponent to twist around until they are in an inverted facelock before then dropping backwards for a standard Inverted DDT. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by competitors to immobilize their opponents or lead to a submission. ...


Other variations of DDT

Single arm DDT

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Exploder DDT

This is where the wrestler reaches across the opponent's torso with one hand and grabs the thighs with the other, the wrestler lifts the opponent up horizontal to the mat and falls back like a lifting DDT. The move is known by the names T-Bone DDT, DDT-Plex and the T-Bone Driller / Driver.


Notes

  1. ^ a b WWE, WWE Magazine (p.23), World Wrestling Entertainment, July 2007.

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See also

Body Slam redirects here. ...

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In professional wrestling a DDT is any move in which the wrestler falls down or backwards to drive a held opponent's head into the mat.
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