Learn To Do Powerslam Wrestling Move
Want to learn how to do a powerslam wrestling move? A powerslam is classified as a “power” move in professional wrestling. These types of moves are meant to show off a wrestler’s strength. The powerslam comes in many variations with wrestlers often giving them names to reflect a certain gimmick or something that identifies with their wrestling name. For simplicity’s sake, this article will only describe the front powerslam, which is the most common variation of the move. It is a fairly easy move to learn and is common in professional wrestling.
Things you'll need:
- Proper training
- Wrestling ring
- Willing opponent
- Prepare for the lift. Face your opponent and place his left arm across your left shoulder. This will aid in the lift and provides leverage to make the lift easier. Place your left arm around your opponent’s right shoulder. Your hand should be close to his right shoulder blade.
- Make sure your opponent is prepared for the lift. Your opponent should place his right arm on your left hip. This is done for safety. It will allow him to steady himself while he is being held in the air.
- Initiate the lift. Both wrestlers should be in a squatting position to start the lift. Your right arm should be under your opponent’s thigh to scoop him up.
- Lift your opponent. From this position, lift him up and align him perfectly in front of you by rotating his body forward. His head should be at a 90 degree angle from the front of your torso.
- Perform the slam. Use your right hand to push/throw your opponent onto the mat. Keep your left hand around the back of his neck to maintain stability and help guide his fall to the mat. He should land on his backside to minimize the impact and chance for injury. His knees should be bent so he lands with flat feet. This is also done to prevent injury.
- Please do not try this move or any professional wresting moves outside of a regulation wrestling ring and without proper teaching, otherwise serious injury could occur.