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A Powerbomb is a professional wrestling move in which an opponent is lifted up (usually so that they are sitting on the wrestler's shoulders) and then slammed back-first down to the mat.[1] Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... For the NES video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ...


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The standard powerbomb sees an opponent first placed in a standing headscissors position (bent forward with their head placed between the attacking wrestler's thighs). He is then lifted up on the wrestler's shoulders and slammed down back-first to the mat.[1] A prawn hold is commonly used for a pinning powerbomb. This article is about the pinfall (or pin) as it is defined in professional wrestling. ...


Powerbombs are sometimes used in mixed martial arts competitions, when a fighter attempts to slam another fighter who has him trapped in a triangle choke. For the fighting styles that combine different arts, see hybrid martial arts. ... Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by competitors to immobilize their opponents or lead to a submission. ...

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Variations

Argentine powerbomb

The wrestler places their opponent face-up across their shoulders, as in an Argentine backbreaker rack, hooks the head with one hand and a leg with the other, and the wrestler will then spin the opponent's head away from the wrestler, dropping the opponent down to the mat. Often the wrestler drops to a seated position while spinning the opponent. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The move is most greatly recognized as the finisher of female Japanese wrestler Lioness Asuka, who dubbed it the Towerhacker Bomb. However, this move is also known as a Rack Bomb (a shortened portamentau of this maneuver's actual name) after being popualrized in America by Adam Pearce. Lioness Asuka is a Japanese professional wrestler. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... Scrap Iron Adam Pearce (born June 24, 1978), is an American professional wrestler. ...


Chokebomb

Also known as a Sitdown two-handed chokeslam and a Choke driver. The most common move referred to as a Chokebomb sees an attacking wrestler grasps an opponent's neck with both hands and then lift them up into the air. From here the attacking wrestler would throw the opponent back down to the mat while falling to a seated position. This would see the opponent land in a position where their legs are wrapped around the wrestler with their back and shoulders on the mat. This allows the attacking wrestler to lean forward and place both his/her arms on the opponent for a pinfall attempt. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Crucifix powerbomb

The wrestler places his opponent in between his legs then the wrestler lifts his opponent over his shoulder and holds both his arms in a cross position. The wrestler finally runs and throws his opponent onto the mat neck first. Razor Ramon popularized this move and uses it as his finisher, dubbing it the Razor's Edge while in the WWF and later calling it the Outsider's Edge upon his move to WCW. Shawn Hernandez popularized a variation he calls the Mega Bomb or the Border Toss which sees him throw the opponent away instead of dropping them to the mat. Also known as the Latin cross or crux ordinaria. ... This article is about the professional wrestler. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ... Shawn Hernandez (born February 11, 1973) is an American professional wrestler of Puerto Rican descent, better known by his ring names, Hotstuff Hernandez and Hernandez. Hernandez is currently wrestling for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where he is a member of the Latin American X-Change. ...


Sitout crucifix powerbomb

Similar to the aformentioned powerbomb, instead of falling forward to drop the opponent, the wrestler falls to a seated position for a pinfall attempt instead of releasing the opponent.


Double powerbomb

Due to convenience of wording this name can refer to a maneuver either performed by two persons on one, or one person on two; generally both opponents will be far smaller than the wrestler attempting the move. One opponent is placed on the attackers shoulders as per a standard powerbomb, then the other will be placed on the first opponents shoulders, facing in the same direction. This is normally performed by putting the first opponent's head between the seconds legs whilst they are sitting on the second or top turnbuckle. Finally, both opponents will be slammed to the mat. This move is infrequently used as it can cause spinal injury to the attacker or a cracked pubis to the opponent. 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. ... The pubis, the anterior part of the hip bone, is divisible into a body, a superior and an inferior ramus. ...


Double underhook powerbomb

The wrestler faces a bent over opponent, and underhooks the opponent's arms with both arms. The wrestler then lifts the opponent in the air and flips them over, throwing them back down and driving the back and shoulders of the opponent to the ground. The wrestler may also fall to their knees as they slam the opponent down. This move is also known as a Butterfly powerbomb.


A sitout double underhook powerbomb is known as a Tiger Driver, or, less commonly, as a Tiger Bomb. Body Slam redirects here. ...


Elevated powerbomb

This move, which is similar to a normal powerbomb, was made popular in the United States by The Undertaker who referred to it as the Last Ride. Instead of slamming the opponent directly on the mat from the shoulders, the attacking wrestler would first lift the opponent even higher by holding on to the opponent and extending their arms up, lifting the opponent up off the shoulders of the attacking wrestler just moments before throwing them down to the mat. However, this move requires a considerable amount of strength to perform, and it usually cannot be done to larger opponents. For the Combichrist song, see Everybody Hates You Mark Calaway (born March 24, 1965[2][3]) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name The Undertaker. ...


Falling powerbomb

This move starts by lifting up an opponent like a normal powerbomb, but when the opponent is on the wrestler's shoulders the wrestler falls forward, slamming the opponent onto the ground.


Andrew Martin would be known for using a variation in which he first lifts the opponent like a Gutwrench powerbomb, along with Kane using another variation of this move. Andrew Test Martin (born Andrew James Robert Patrick Martin on March 17, 1975 in Whitby, Ontario) is a Canadian professional wrestler. ... 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. ... Kane can refer to: In sports: Glen Jacobs, the current World Wrestling Entertainment wrestler Kane Justin Kane, Australian boxer Drew Hankinson, a current professional wrestler who performed for World Wrestling Entertainment as the masked Imposter Kane, a Doppelgänger of the current unmasked Kane Lane Huffman, a retired professional wrestler...


Dangan Bomb

Innovated and named by Masato Tanaka this move is performed when the wrestler will put the opponent in to the position for a back body drop, lift them up and then catch them in mid air as if going for a spinebuster but instead put the opponents legs on their shoulders then drive the opponent to the mat like a falling powerbomb. Masato Tanaka (born February 23, 1973 in Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture) is a Japanese professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with Frontier Martial Arts Wrestling in Japan and in Extreme Championship Wrestling in the United States. ... Body Slam redirects here. ... Body Slam redirects here. ...


Ganso Bomb

Translated literally from Japanese as Originator Bomb but in English more commonly referred to as the original powerbomb, this move sees the attacking wrestler bend an opponent over and grab them in a belly to back waistlock before then lifting the opponent until they are vertical. The attacking wrestler then drives the opponent down on their neck and shoulder while either remaining in a standing position, sitting position or dropping down to their knees. The move is considered one of the most dangerous moves in professional wrestling as the person taking the move is in freefall, dropped onto their own head or neck without protection. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


For a long time, the only widely known instance of this move being used intentionally was its appearance as a counter move in a single All Japan Pro Wrestling match, where Mitsuharu Misawa countered a Toshiaki Kawada powerbomb with a headscissors. However, Kawada remained standing, allowing Misawa's own momentum to put him into the proper position for the move. The rarity of the move added to its mystique as a legimately dangerous spot, and for a long time it was regarded as one of wrestling's most dangerous moves as well as one of the most damaging within storyline contexts. All Japan Pro Wrestling ) (AJPW) is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion established in 1972. ... Mitsuharu Misawa ) is a Japanese professional wrestler. ... Toshiaki Kawada ) is a professional wrestler who is most known for his work in All Japan Pro Wrestling. ... 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 is also known as the Hangman's DDT; this name was invented and popularized by two video games, WWF WrestleMania 2000 and WWF No Mercy, which were developed by AKI and released on the Nintendo 64 in the United States. Having previously developed Japanese wrestling games featuring Toshiaki Kawada (such as Virtual Pro Wrestling 2), AKI left the move, along with many other Japanese moves, in the US games they developed as a bonus feature. However, most Americans didn't know what the Ganso Bomb was or even that "ganso" was a real word, so calling it by its original name in an American game would have sounded like Engrish. The name "Hangman's DDT" was thus concocted. Computer and video games redirects here. ... WWF WrestleMania 2000 is a professional wrestling video game released in 1999 on the Nintendo 64 (N64) console. ... WWF No Mercy is a professional wrestling video game released in 2000 on the Nintendo 64 console and published by THQ. It is based on the World Wrestling Federations annual pay-per-view of the same name. ... The Nintendo 64, often abbreviated as N64, is Nintendos third home video game console for the international market. ... Toshiaki Kawada ) is a professional wrestler who is most known for his work in All Japan Pro Wrestling. ... Virtual Pro Wrestling 2: Oudou Keishou was a video game released in 2000 on the Nintendo 64 game console. ... An example of Engrish on a sign in Sasebo, Japan. ...


Fireman's carry powerbomb

The wrestler lifts the opponent on to his shoulders, into the Fireman's carry position. The wrestler grabs hold of the opponent's near leg with one hand, and his head with the other. He then pushes the opponent's upper body up and simultaneously spins them, causing them to end up in front of the wrestler face up. The wrestler then either sits down or stays standing. He may also wrap his hands around the opponent's upper legs. Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by competitors to immobilize their opponents or lead to a submission. ...


Mammoth Sasaki uses a Airplane spin sitout 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. ...


Gutwrench powerbomb

A gutwrench powerbomb involves a wrestler standing over an opponent locking their arms around the opponent's waist and lifting them up, flipping them over, and slamming them down to the mat back first. Usually the wrestler sits down while slamming the opponent. This move was popularized by "Dr. Death" Steve Williams, which he dubbed the Doctor Bomb, a name that is usually associated with the move. Erick Stevens currently uses a kneeling version of this powerbomb after which he folds up the opponent for a pinfall attempt. Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by competitors to immobilize their opponents or lead to a submission. ... Another professional wrestler with the real name Steve Williams is better known as Stone Cold Steve Austin. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Inverted powerbomb

Also described as an inverted front powerslam or inverted Oklahoma slam, this move sees the attacking wrestler faces a bent-over opponent and apply a gutwrench waistlock before lifting the opponent up so they are lying across the wrestler's shoulder, facing upward, with the wrestler maintaining the waistlock to hold them in position. The wrestler then falls forward while flipping the opponent forward, driving the opponent horizontally belly-down into the ground. This variation is commonly associated with Faarooq and Bobby Lashley, both referring to the move as the Dominator. Ron Simmons[2] (born May 15, 1958) is an American semi-retired professional wrestler and retired American football player. ... Franklin Roberto Bobby Lashley (born July 16, 1976)[2] is an American professional wrestler and former Collegiate amateur wrestler. ...


A first variation of this move used by Japanese wrestler Yutaka Yoshie exists seeing the attacking wrestling running and/or jumping forwards before slamming the opponent horizontally body-first into the ground. This variation is called the Canadian Hammer named by him.


A second variation exists called a double underhook inverted front powerslam or double underhook inverted powerbomb in which the attacker and opponent face each other, the opponent bent forward. The attacker hooks the opponent's arms back in a reverse nelson, placing his forearms in the crooks of the opponent's elbows, with his hands on top of the opponent's back in a butcher's grip. The attacker then lifts the opponent into an upside-down vertical position so the opponent is lying across the wrestler's shoulder, facing upward, with the wrestler maintaining the reverse nelson to hold the opponent in position. The attacker then falls forward while flipping the opponent forward, driving the opponent horizontally belly-down into the ground.


Jackknife powerbomb

The term Jackknife powerbomb can refer to a normal powerbomb which sees the wrestler keep his/her head between the opponent's legs and keep a hold on the legs with his/her arms before then flipping forward planting his/her feet and bridging back, completing a Jackknife pinning hold. Jackknife is: a pocket knife An undesirable configuration of a tractor and semi-trailer. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Multiple powerbombs

A variation of the powerbomb where the wrestler does not release the opponent upon impact, but instead locks his hands and performs a dead lift, raising the opponent back up for another powerbomb, and may repeat more than once. This move was popularized in the western world by former professional wrestler-turned UFC fighter Brock Lesnar. This move is dangerous to perform due to the sheer strength needed to perform the dead lift and if done incorrectly (releasing too early, dropped incorrectly, etc), it can cause a great deal of injury (one infamous incident saw Brock Lesnar accidentally break Hardcore Holly's neck after dropping him too early and at an incorrect angle). During his early run in the WWE/WWF, Chris Jericho would use this move on smaller opponents (Tajiri, Crash Holly, etc). UFC is a TLA that can stand for Ultimate Fighting Championship Umeå FC This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Brock Edward Lesnar[4] (born July 12, 1977[3]) is an American mixed martial artist, former professional and amateur wrestler. ... Brock Edward Lesnar[4] (born July 12, 1977[3]) is an American mixed martial artist, former professional and amateur wrestler. ... Robert William Howard aka Bob Hardcore Holly is a professional wrestler performing for World Wrestling Entertainment on the Smackdown! brand. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE, is a professional wrestling promotion, currently the largest in North America. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Christopher Keith Irvine (born November 9, 1970), better known by the ring name Chris Jericho, is an American-Canadian actor, radio host, rock musician, and professional wrestler. ... Tajiri (Japanese: ç”°å°» end of a field) is a fairly common Japanese surname. ... Michael John Lockwood (August 25, 1971-November 6, 2003) was a professional wrestler born in Anaheim, California. ...


Rope aided powerbomb

The wrestler takes hold of an opponent, who is lying on the mat, by their legs. The opponent then grabs hold of one of the ropes with both hands as the wrestler pulls them backwards, lifting them off the mat. At this point the opponent releases their grip on the rope and is brought down to the mat.


Corner sitout powerbomb

The opponent begins sitting in the corner of the ring and facing outwards, while holding on to the ring ropes. The wrestler takes hold of the opponent by the legs and pulls them upwards and backwards, falling into a sitting position as they do so. The move ends with the opponent's back on the ground and their legs over the shoulders of the wrestler, placing the opponent in a pinning predicament.


Release powerbomb

A variation of the powerbomb where the opponent is lifted into the air, and then dropped without any extra force exerted for a pinfall attempt. Sometimes the wrestler steps back while releasing the opponent, which is known as a sheer drop powerbomb due to the high elevation, or the opponent would be thrown horizontally away from the wrestler rather than merely dropped.


The step back variation was popularized in the United States by Sid Vicious, and later by Kevin "Diesel" Nash, who called it the Jack Knife. However, with the name it was later confused with the other Jackknife powerbomb. For the bassist of the Sex Pistols, see Sid Vicious. ... Kevin Scott Nash (born July 9, 1959[2] in Detroit, Michigan) is an American professional wrestler and actor. ...


Rydeen bomb

This high-lifting sitout / sitdown spinebuster, also popularly known as a sky lift powerbomb in which a wrestler will take hold of an (often charging) opponent with each hand placed under the opponent’s arm pits. At this point the attacking wrestler will lift the opponent into the air as high as possible, before dropping to a seated position so that the opponent falls backfirst between the wrestler's legs. A wrestler will often place his hands on the falling opponent's chest or hook their legs to attempt a pin. Satoshi Kojima is credited with naming the move the Rydeen Bomb, while D'Lo Brown is credited with being among the first American wrestlers to use the move, which he called the Sky High regularly. There is also a standing side slam variation which is known as a sitout / sitdown side slam spinebuster or a ura-nage driver. Body Slam redirects here. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Satoshi Kojima ) is a Japanese professional wrestler and currently works for All Japan Pro Wrestling. ... DLo Brown (also written D-Lo Brown) [2][1] (born Accie A.C. Connor on October 22, 1972 in Burlington, New Jersey), is an American professional wrestler. ... 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. ... 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. ...


Scoop lift powerbomb

In this variation of a powerbomb an opponent is first scooped so they are horizontal across an attacking wrestler's chest. The wrestler then pushes the opponent up and turns them, so that they are sitting on the shoulders of the wrestler, before then slamming them down in a powerbomb motion. This move was innovated by Monty Brown, who calls the move the Alpha Bomb. Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by competitors to immobilize their opponents or lead to a submission. ... Montaque N. Monty Brown (born April 13, 1970)[2] is an American professional wrestler and former National Football League linebacker. ...


Sitout powerbomb

Batista delivering his finishing move, the Batista Bomb (sitout powerbomb), to Finlay.
Batista delivering his finishing move, the Batista Bomb (sitout powerbomb), to Finlay.

Also called a sitdown powerbomb, this is any powerbomb in which the wrestler drops into a sitting position as they slam their opponent down to the mat. This maneuver can be done with many variations of the powerbomb. Image File history File links Batistabomb. ... Image File history File links Batistabomb. ... Batista. ... 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. ... David Edward Dave Finlay (born October 20, 1958) is a British/Northern Irish professional wrestler and road agent. ...


The most common sitout variation is that of a standard powerbomb, in which the opponent is placed in a standing neck scissors, and then lifted up on the wrestler's shoulders. At this point, the wrestler slams the opponent down, and at the same time falls to a sitting position. Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by competitors to immobilize their opponents or lead to a submission. ...


In Japan the move is often known as Liger Bomb, due to Jushin Liger who popularized it. Liger's variation actually differs from the regular sitout powerbomb in that the opponent is dropped down in a higher angle, on their shoulders instead of flat on their back, this allows him to trap the opponent's arms under his legs, since they are closer to him. Liger also uses a running variation which drops the opponent regularly flat on their back, known as a Running Liger Bomb. In the United States, both the standing and the running variations are commonly referred to as just Liger Bomb. This powerbomb is also commonly associated with Batista, who named it the Batista Bomb. Keiichi Yamada , born November 30, 1964), better known as Jushin Liger ) and later, Jushin Thunder Liger ) is a Japanese professional wrestler who invented the Shooting Star Press. ... David Michael Bautista (born January 18, 1969),[1] better known as Dave Batista or by the ring name Batista, is an American professional wrestler. ...


A variation of the Running Liger Bomb was performed by Ultimo Dragon, who named his variation the Dragon Bomb, in which he lifts the opponent, runs towards the ropes, and performed a slingshot sitout powerbomb. Yoshihiro Asai (born December 12, 1966 in Nagoya, Aichi), better known as Último Dragón, is a Japanese professional wrestler. ...


Yet another variation of the sitout powerbomb is currently and popularly used by Claudio Castagnoli under the name Ricola Bomb, in which he crosses the opponent's arms before lifting them up and then dropping them. Claudio Castagnoli (born December 27, 1980) is a Swiss 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. ...


Slingshot powerbomb

From a position in which the opponent is sitting across the wrestlers shoulder, the attacker bounces the opponent's back across the top rope. The attacker then spins around, using the momentum to powerbomb the opponent.


Spinning powerbomb

Also known as a Spiral Bomb. The wrestler lifts the opponent up onto his shoulders and spins around several rotations before sitting down and slamming the opponent down to the mat, as in a sitout powerbomb. A release variation sees the wrestler remain standing or kneeling and just throwing the opponent away from them onto their back to the mat.


Spin-out powerbomb

This is a belly-to-back powerbomb, usually beginning in the back suplex position where the wrestler stands behind their opponent and puts their head under the arm of the opponent. They then lift the opponent up using one arm around the waist of the opponent and another under their legs. The wrestler then spins the opponent around 180°, dropping them to the mat back first as they drop to a sitting position. The Big Show performs a Vertical suplex on JBL during a house show. ...


Known under the name Blue Thunder Driver, a name invented by Jun Akiyama. The move is also known as Blue Thunder Powerbomb because it resembles a Powerbomb more than a Driver. Jun Akiyama STERNNESS DVD cover Jun Akiyama (秋山準 Akiyama Jun) is a Japanese professional wrestler who currently works for Pro Wrestling NOAH. Career In junior high school Akiyama practised swimming and in senior high school he did freestyle amateur wrestling and judo. ...


Tsuyoshi Kikuchi also uses the move calling it the Fireball Bomb, which employs a crotch scoop from behind as opposed to cradling of the opponent's near leg. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi is a professional wrestler who currently works for Pro Wrestling NOAH. He has previously worked for All Japan Pro Wrestling. ...


Another variation of this move ends in an inverted side slam position and with the wrestler going down to a kneeling position. This version has been used by John Cena throughout his career, calling it the Proto-Bomb while wrestling as "The Prototype" and currently the Killswitch. 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. ... John Felix Anthony Cena, Jr. ...


Sunset flip powerbomb

A move in which a wrestler will roll/flip over an elevated opponent facing them in a reverse body scissors and use the momentum to pull the opponent down to the mat back first.


A variation of the move which was innovated by SAITO (who's now known as Super Shisa), who called it the Yoshi Tonic. This variation sees a wrestler wrap their legs around the waist of an opponent who is facing away from the attacking wrestler. The wrestler uses a 'see-saw' motion to throw himself forward pulling the opponent over the top of them and down to the mat. This version is technically known as a leg-trap sunset flip powerbomb. Notable users include Amazing Red and Rey Mysterio. WWE Superstar Trevor Murdoch performs a modified version in which instead doing of the 'see-saw motion', he stands over the top of his opponent before executing the move. Jonathan Figueroa, (born April 26, 1982) is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name, Amazing Red, or simply Red for short. ... Rey Mysterio Óscar Gutiérrez Rubio, better known as Rey Misterio, Jr. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE, is a professional wrestling promotion, currently the largest in North America. ... Trevor Rhodes, better known as Trevor Murdoch, is a professional wrestler contracted to World Wrestling Entertainment to wrestle on the RAW brand. ...


Another variation was seen in the United States as used by Brian Christopher, in which the sunset flip powerbomb is executed against a wrestler standing on the ring apron, facing toward the ring. In this variation Christopher would jump over the opponent as if to execute a sunset flip and complete the move by powerbombing the opponent from the ring apron to the arena floor. Brian Christopher Lawler (born January 10, 1972 in Memphis, Tennessee), the son of professional wrestling legend Jerry Lawler, is a professional wrestler currently performing for Memphis Wrestling and other independent promotions. ...


Superbomb

Also known as a Top-rope Powerbomb the wrestler stands on the top turnbuckle. The move was popularized in America by the Pitbulls in ECW. They force the opponent to ascend to the top rope, standing usually on the top ropes with their legs spread. The wrestler then bends the opponent, placing their head between the wrestler's thighs. The wrestler then wraps their hands around the opponent's waist. The wrestler then lifts the opponent up, flipping them over, while jumping forward. The opponent falls down to the mat back first, and the wrestler usually falls to their knees or to a sitting position. The Pitbulls; Anthony Durante (left) & Gary Wolfe The Pitbulls was a tag team of Anthony Durante & Gary Wolfe in Extreme Championship Wrestling. ... ECW logo from 1994-2001. ...


Another variation sees the opponent sitting on the top rope. The wrestler climbs up to the top rope and stands facing the opponent. They then bend the opponent over and take hold of them around the waist. The wrestler then flips the opponent up and over so they are sitting on the shoulders of the wrestler. At the same time, the wrestler spins around 180° and leaps forward, falling to the ground in a standing or sitting position and driving the opponent's back and shoulders to the mat.


Many variations of a regular standing powerbomb can be seen being done off of the top rope as well (For Example, a Super Tigerbomb, Super Thunder Fire Powerbomb, or a Super Crucifix Powerbomb)


Tiger bomb

See Tiger driver.

Body Slam redirects here. ...

Thunder Fire Powerbomb

Also known as Thunderfire Powerbomb, One shoulder powerbomb, or Canadian backbreaker rack powerbomb. The wrestler faces a bent opponent and places him in the standing headscissors position (bent forward with their head placed between the wrestler's thighs). The wrestler then grabs hold around the opponent's upper torso or waist, and lifts him on top one of the wrestler's shoulders on his back. The wrestler then bends forward and slams the opponent down to the mat on his back or shoulders. The wrestler can also drop down on one or both knees while slamming the opponent. Most notable user for this move is Atsushi Onita. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Atsushi Onita is a Japanese professional wrestler and a wrestling legend, who is best known for his work in FMW. He set a new record for the most stitches needed as a result of a wrestling match when he needed 111 stitches after a very violent match. ...


Mike Awesome used a running one shoulder powerbomb, which he called the Running Awesome Bomb. When throwing the opponent through a table Awesome would push the opponent off his shoulders by grabbing the opponent's armpits, similar to a crucifix powerbomb. Mike Alfonso a. ...


In a variation called the Niagara Driver, the wrestler sits down with his/her legs spread, dropping his opponent between them, instead of dropping down to his/her knees. He/she then bends forward while still holding his/her arms around the opponent's waist, pushing him down to a pinning predicament. Joshi wrestler Kyoko Inoue invented and popularized this move. For other uses, see Niagara Falls (disambiguation). ... Joshi (Hindi - जोशी )is a family name common in most of India and in many parts of Nepal. ... Kyoko Inoue is a Japanese female professional wrestler. ...


A variation known as a single leg one shoulder powerbomb or a single-leg Canadian backbreaker rack powerbomb sees the wrestler lift the opponent's near leg over his near shoulder, lift the opponent up by holding his thigh, and then slam him down to the mat back first. There is also a falling variation of this move.


Turnbuckle powerbomb

The wrestler faces a standing opponent, bends them forwards, takes a hold around their waist and then flips the opponent up and over so the opponent is sitting on the wrestler's shoulders. The wrestler then faces a corner of the ring and throws the opponent into the corner, driving the back and neck of the opponent to the turnbuckle.


Vertical suplex powerbomb

The wrestler lifts the opponent upside down as in a Vertical suplex and then pushes their upper body forward while sitting down, ending the move in the same position as the Sitout powerbomb. The Big Show performs a Vertical suplex on JBL during a house show. ...


Most notable user for this move is Kenta Kobashi, who calls it the Orange Crush. Originally he didn't push the opponents as far out, so they landed on their neck and shoulders instead of their back. Kenta Kobashi ) is a professional wrestler who currently works for Pro Wrestling NOAH. He has previously worked for All Japan Pro Wrestling. ...


A variation of the move in which the wrestler lifts the opponent up and flips them in one fluid motion, releasing the opponent in mid-air, allowing them to fall down to the mat onto their back, while the wrestler falls to all fours beside him, was innovated by E.Z. Money, who calls it Cha-ching Powerbomb.


Notes

  1. ^ a b Foley, Mick. Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks (p.242)

References

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See also

Body Slam redirects here. ...

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