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.
- 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.