Was justing watching a clip of a '92 Steve Austin-Masahiro Chono match where Austin basically performs the same move to Chono that Owen broke Austin's neck with several years later with, similar, if not as extreme results.
Steve Austin breaks Masahiro Chono's neck
I was just wondering if there are any examples of that version of the piledriver EVER being performed correctly. I never saw anyone perform that tombstone that way before Summerslam '97 and, obviously, haven't since, outside of this one clip.
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Well typically you wouldn't do that piledriver for obvious safety reasons. I know Owen swore up and down that it was perfectly safe, but the jolt alone makes it tough to protect someone, you'd think. There's reasons guys do the piledriver the traditional ways. That being said, the move is actually called a K-Driller and I've seen Japanese wrestlers (I wanna say Kobashi but my memory is hazy on it) do it before Owen busted it out, so it wasn't unheard of. Austin wasn't in any condition to be taking that move, however.