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Genuinely considered as one of the best aerial moves in pro wrestling today, the Corkscrew Shooting Star Press is a move that only a few wrestlers pull off. It is basically defined as a diving Shooting Star Press, but with the wrestler corkscrewing their body 360 degrees before the move is hit.

If you type the name of this move on YouTube, you’ll see a few wrestlers pulling it off, buried within videos of amateurs trying to execute the manoeuvre. It is hard to pull off as the wrestler needs to be highly acrobatic. The move has not yet made its debut in a global televised event, but the independent circuit is ridden with wrestlers who can pull it off. Two names include Jack Evans and Pac, the British superstar who is featured in the video below hitting the move in a Japanese ring.

The move is one that can be pulled off from the top turnbuckle, or even from a standing position. It is regularly, however, pulled off from the top rope, as the dive from this allows the wrestler to spin their body in good time.

The wrestler will be standing on the top rope, and with the opponent grounded, they will bounce upwards. They will jump upwards in the air, which allows them to get some height. After this, they will tuck their arms in and will acrobatically spin their body 360 degrees in a corkscrew.

After this, the wrestler will have hit an inverted backflip, with an added corkscrew. They will then suddenly land stomach first onto the opponent’s abdomen/upper body, which will cause the opponent to shoot their legs upright in pain. The wrestler will then usually follow by hooking the legs, and will most likely get the one two three shortly after.

Statistics:

  • Also known as: 360 Shooting Star Press/ Ode to Blitzkrieg
  • Famous users: Pac, Jack Evans
  • Finished off: AJ Styles, Dragon Kid, Petey Williams
  • H&B Rating:10

 

Watch more variations:

Pac’s Corkscrew Shooting Star Press Plancha- An even more dangerous manoeuvre, where Pac jumps off the top rope onto a standing opponent on the outside. It shows that Pac will pull off the move no matter what dangers lie ahead.
Jack Evans’ Ode to Blitzkrieg- The same move, but without using a platform to jump off, as Jack Evans hits the move from a standing position in-ring. Incredibly hard to pull off, but Evans makes it look so easy.
Pac’s Standing Corkscrew Shooting Star Press- Similar to the move mentioned above, yet Pac hits it differently. Pac is taller than Jack so requires more height to pull it off, making the move look even more impressive.
Zayne’s Running Corkscrew Shooting Star Press- Although the name of the wrestler is not so well-known, this is another example of how the move can be hit. The wrestler runs forward and corkscrews in mid air before landing the acrobatic manoeuvre.

This move requires two things. One, for the wrestler pulling off the move to be acrobatic and well balanced and two, for the opponent who is receiving the move to be strong and quick-thinking enough for the move to be executed effectively.

The Dragonrana is perhaps one of the most appealing hurracanranas out there. The move was created by Dragon Kid, who is able to pull the move off from a variety of different positions. One of it’s main users in the US is the British wrestler Pac, who in the video below crushes El Generico with the move.

This aerial move begins like most, with the wrestler positioned, standing balanced on the top turnbuckle. From here, the wrestler will await for the opponent to turn towards them. The opponent will know the move is coming, so will be simply awaiting the move.

Once the opponent is in position, the wrestler will front flip off the top rope in a 180 degrees somersault. The standing opponent will be ready to catch the wrestler, so that when the wrestler lands onto the opponent, his/her legs are on the opponent’s shoulders powerbomb style.

By this point, the wrestler will be seated on the opponent’s shoulders, their stomach towards the wrestler’s face. It is at this point when the wrestler will decide to flip backwards, with the leg strength of the wrestler and the athleticism of the opponent coming into play in terms of flipping the opponent forward onto their back.

Once the opponent’s back connects off the canvas, the wrestler will then grasp the opponent’s legs and hook them between their arms. The opponent’s shoulders are in turn positioned on the canvas for a pin count attempt. Note, a Dragonrana is one that ends with a cradle pin attempt, other wise it is simply defined as a Front Flip Headscissors Takedown.

Statistics:

  • Also known as: Diving Flip Hurracanrana Pin
  • Famous users: Dragon Kid, Pac, Rey Mysterio
  • Finished off: El Generico,
  • H&B Rating: 10


Watch more variations:

Dragon Kid’s Dragonrana- Pac’s version of the move shows the opponent literally spiked on their head. This move shows the opponent hit the canvas back first, followed by a roll-up.
Little Dragon’s Phoenix Dragonrana
- this shows a Dragonrana from a different set up. Little Dragon starts with his back towards the opponent, before hitting a corkscrew and landing on the opponent’s shoulders in time for the hurracanrana finish.
Wheeler’s Dragonrana- this version sees the move hit side on. This saves the wrestler doing a full front flip which can hinder the way the opponent sells the move.