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One of the most devastating moves in pro wrestling is the piledriver. It isn’t just devastating in terms of its storyline potency, either (we all know John Cena dropping somebody flat on their back doesn’t hurt THAT much). The piledriver will destroy somebody both in-match and in reality.
As such, it’s no surprise that the WWE has almost entirely banned the move, which has one wrestler spike his opponent head-first into the canvas.
The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame credits three-time NWA champion Wild Bill Longson with popularizing the move, but dozens of variations have been seen over the years. Today in the WWE, however, only two wrestlers can be seen regularly using the move.
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