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The Tombstone Piledriver - Who Did It Best?

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Modified 13 Oct 2018
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5. Jushin 'Thunder' Liger

Liger is one of the most dynamic wrestlers in history
Liger is one of the most dynamic wrestlers in history

I have no idea why, but the Tombstone Piledriver is not taken seriously as a finisher in Japan. Despite its legendary reputation in North America, many Japanese wrestlers use it as a transitional move in their matches. Case in point: Jushin Thunder Liger.

Liger is one of the true legends in pro wrestling, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest pro wrestlers of all time. Although known mostly for his aerial maneuvers and technical wrestling ability, Liger has also been known to throw some big power moves as well.

While he likes to focus on suplexes and Powerbombs (the bread and butter of Japanese wrestling), he has also hit the Tombstone Piledriver on his opponents many times. As expected, Liger hit the move quickly, yet with enough force to make it look like it really hurts.

But Liger never hit it in a finishing sequence or part of a dramatic comeback; it was a move he’d just throw out in the middle of a match, just to bedazzle the audience with his strength.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyaLUlYuqcE

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Published 13 Oct 2018
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