Archive for the ‘Gutbusters’ Category

A move that is both amazing to see and painful to feel, the Fireman’s Carry Double Knee Gutbuster is a technical move which requires technique to pull off. The manoeuvre sees the opponent driven from a lifted position onto the wrestler’s knees, which are crushed into their stomach.

This Gutbuster manoeuvre was probably made popular by former WWE superstar Jamie Noble, who used the move as a signature manoeuvre during his cruiserweight tenure. Today, the move can be seen by many superstars, especially in the independent circuit. Some of its users include the likes of Roderick Strong and Prince Devitt, who is featured in the video below dishing out the move to Alex Shelley from a match in Japan.

Like a usual Fireman’s Carry, the wrestler will usually grab the opponent’s arm before placing their arm in between their legs. This will cause the oppponent to be lifted onto the wrestler’s shoulders, so that they are lying stomach first on top of the wrestler’s shoulders.

With the opponent now lifted, the wrestler will then need to begin to lift them off in order to drop them into the Gutbuster. To do this, the wrestler will usually place their hands on to the wrestler’s chest and knees and then throw them upwards. As the opponent is thrown upwards, the wrestler will begin to fall backwards.

Now, with the opponent just miliseconds away from hitting the canvas, the wrestler will have fallen back and will then lift their knees. This causes the opponent to fall stomach first onto the wrestler’s knees before rolling to the canvas in pain.


  • Also known as: Double Knee Gutbuster/ Prince’s Throne
  • Famous users: Jamie Noble, Prince Devitt, Roderick Strong
  • Finished off: Kota Ibushi, Kenny Omega, Nunzio, Paul London
  • H&B Rating: 9


Watch more variations:

Jamie Noble’s Fireman’s Carry Double Knee Gutbuster– Essentially the same way that Devitt hits the move, yet the impact of the knees is usually sold even more, as they fly off the knees upon impact.
Roderick Strong’s Fireman’s Carry Double Knee Gutbuster– Again, very similar to a simple variation, except Roderick sometimes turns the move from a Gutbuster into a Chestblower manoeuvre, as the video shows.
Roderick Strong’s Press Lift into a Double Knee Gutbuster– Okay, so this doesn’t start off from a Fireman’s Carry, but it ends up like one. The opponent is lifted upwards then dropped onto the wrestler’s knees.
Consequences Creed’s Military Press Double Knee Gutbuster– Another move that doesn’t start off from a Fireman’s Carry but ends up looking exactly like the move’s finish. Instead of a Fireman’s Carry, Creed Military Presses the opponent high before dropping them onto the knees.