Archive for the ‘Powerbombs’ Category

A powerful manoeuvre that many strong wrestlers assign as their finisher, the Sit-out Powerbomb can be a devastating move which focuses on damaging the back and head of the opponent.

The move was famously assigned to former WWE superstar Batista, who dubbed it the Batista Bomb, defeating the likes of John Cena and Triple H with the move. However, if you want to see a seriously good looking variation, former TNA Knockout Awesome Kong’s Awesome Bomb finisher is one to drool over.

With the move being categorised within the high-angle powerbomb techniques, the wrestler will pull the opponent by their head towards them. It is here that they will then use the opponent’s hair to place their head in between the wrestler’s legs.

Once this position has been achieved, the wrestler will wrap their arms around the abdomen area of the opponent and lift them up. The lift will cause the opponent to flip up onto the wrestler’s shoulders, so that they are seated. The wrestler can then either spin around slightly or will go straight for the finish.

Now that this has been achieved, the wrestler will then lift the opponent slightly higher so that they can sit out, driving the opponent’s back onto the canvas as they do. The move is then usually followed by the wrestler either grasping the opponent’s legs for the pin, placing their hands on the opponent’s shoulders for the pin attempt or simply rolling the opponent away.


  • Also known as: Seated Powerbomb/ Sitdown Powerbomb/ Awesome Bomb/ Batista Bomb
  • Famous users: Batista, Awesome Kong, Kota Ibushi, Droz, Stevie Richards, Chris Sabin, Shinjiro Otani, Giant Bernard
  • Finished off: Kane, John Cena, Rey Mysterio, Madison Rayne, Gail Kim, Chaz
  • H&B Rating: 7


Watch more variations:

Batista’s Batista Bomb– Batista usually drops the opponent first and then sits out, which was mainly due to the leg injury he sustained from performing the move.
Chris Sabin’s Running Sit-out Powerbomb
– This sees Sabin apply the lift of the move, but then charge forward before slamming the opponent down.
Shinjiro Otani’s Spiral Sit-out Powerbomb– Here, the wrestler spins around with the opponent on their shoulders, before slamming them down to the canvas.
Giant Bernard’s Bernard Bomb– Bernard elevates the opponent a little higher in the air than a conventional Sit-out Powerbomb before sitting out.
Brother Ray’s Avalanche Sit-out Powerbomb– A dangerous variation, this sees the opponent planted from the top rope.
Chris Hero’s Sit-out Powerbomb– This shows another set up to the move, where the opponent goes for a hurracanrana but is instead planted with the powerbomb variation.


A favourite move of speedy wrestlers, the Leg-Trapped Sunset Flip Powerbomb can be pulled off from a number of different positions, whether the wrestler is running, standing or jumping.

The move has been used widely over the Luchadore circuit, and names such as Amazing Red and Super Shisha have held it as finishers. In this instance, the WWE Diva Melina’s ‘Last Call’ finisher is perhaps the best quality of this move to decipher.

The move can start off from a variety of positions, but which ever way it begins, the wrestler manages to wrap their legs around the opponent’s waist. Usually, the wrestler does this by sitting on the lower back area of a doubled-over opponent, their legs clenched around the opposition’s abdomen.

Once in this position, the wrestler will then flip themselves forward. In this motion, the wrestler will flip forward enough in order to grasp the legs of the opponent. The opposition will help by lifting their head upwards, ready for the move’s finale.

The move ends with the wrestler- still with the legs in grasp- releasing their legs from the opponent’s waist, allowing the opponent’s back to slam off the canvas. The wrestler’s legs will now be near the opponent’s shoulder area, allowing the wrestler to grasp the opponent’s legs and place their legs onto the opponent’s shoulders for a pin attempt.


  • Also known as: Yoshi Tonic/ Code Red/ Sunset Bomb/ Last Call
  • Famous users: Amazing Red, Melina, Mushinking Terry, Super Shisha, Ray, Natsuki Taiyo, Rey Mysterio, Cloudy
  • Finished off: Homicide, Michelle McCool, Cheech, Jigsaw
  • H&B Rating: 8

Watch more variations:

Amazing Red’s Code Red– this is a running variation of the move, where the opponent is doubled over ready and waiting. Also notice how Red part-leapfrogs the opponent before snapping off the powerbomb.
Mushinking Terry’s Yoshi Tonic
– this sees Terry jump before he hits the move, adding impact to the manoeuvre.
Ray’s Yoshi Tonic–  a nice acrobatic variation of the move, where Ray rolls backwards in set up of the powerbomb technique.
Rey Mysterio’s Avalanche Leg-Trapped Sunset Flip Powerbomb– a top rope version of the move, which is rare to see from Mysterio.
Gran Akuma’s Leg Trapped Sunset Flip Powerbomb– Akuma shows that this move can be pulled out whenever wherever as he counters a powerbomb attempt.