A wrestling throw in which the opponent's body is hoisted and thrown to the mat violently. Halsey slammed his 185-pound opponent on his back many times, setting up his submission with a body slam that prompted a gasp from the audience. — Wrestling-Facts.com
Wrestling-reference.com defines a body slam as "a powerful move used by wrestlers to put their opponents on their backs. With this maneuver, the wrestler jumps onto his or her opponent from behind and uses both feet to bring the head of the victim down hard on the mat."
Body slams are commonly used in professional wrestling matches to end the match or add momentum before a pinfall or submission can be applied.
Body slamming a partner or opponent looks easy on TV but requires precise timing and skill to execute correctly.
The power of a body slam comes from the fact that it is done from a standing position, so the attacker has plenty of energy left over for more attacks or special moves after the slam!
In addition to being effective in putting someone away, body slams also create great drama in the ring! The victim's entire body is lifted into the air, sometimes clear off the mats, and dropped back down again!
Professional wrestling throws are moves used in professional wrestling that include raising the opponent up and throwing or slamming them down. They are also known as "power" movements since they are designed to highlight a wrestler's strength. There are several different types of throws used by professional wrestlers.
Throws are important in pro wrestling because they allow for varied storytelling through the use of anticipation, surprise, and shock value. Throws can also help a wrestler build tension before hitting an action figure-type pose at the end of their move (usually followed by another move) or simply provide time for an opponent to recover between blows.
In general, there are two categories of throws: high risk/high reward and low risk/low reward. A high risk throw is one that could potentially cause injury to the opponent if it fails. For example, a hurricanrana on an unprotected head would be considered a high risk throw. On the other hand, a low risk throw does little damage to its target but can still be used to tell a story or create drama. For example, a double foot stomp would be considered a low risk throw.
Throw names are usually derived from real martial arts techniques or sports maneuvers.
Professional wrestling throws are techniques that entail raising the opponent up and tossing or slamming him down, which accounts for the majority of the action in professional wrestling. Throws can be executed either from the top rope or below it.
Throws are used to accomplish a variety of goals in professional wrestling. They may be used as finishers at the end of a match, such as a bulldog or hammerlock, or they may be incorporated into other moves such as a pin attempt or a powerbomb. Sometimes, a throw will cause an injury during a match that will require medical attention after the bout is over. These injuries may include cuts, bruises, and sprains.
In addition to being used as finishers, throws are important components in most competitive matches. For example, they may be employed by the referee to stop a fight when one wrestler is too strong for his opponent. Or, a wrestler might use a throw to distract the referee while he steals the spotlight with another move.
Throws are commonly performed by lifting the opponent with the use of a double underhook grip (one arm wrapped around each shoulder) and then throwing him in a downward direction. The ability to lift your opponent high into the air and then slam him to the ground is what makes a good thrower.
The attacking wrestler then kneels on one knee on the opposing wrestler's arms, pinning the opponent's shoulders to the mat. The attacking wrestler then takes the opponent's legs, crosses them, and positions them under one of the opponent's armpits, bending the opponent into a pinning situation. Super Delfin invented by Taka Michinoku.
Wrestling has evolved over time. Some modern day attacks include: the atomic bomb elbow, the brainbuster, the jackhammer, the pumphandle, and the superkick.
Traditional rules of fair fight are not applied in professional wrestling. A wrestler will use any means necessary to win at any cost including cheating.
In recent years, some wrestlers have started using illegal weapons in the ring which has caused a public outcry. In 2005, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) banned all forms of restraint used by wrestlers to injure their opponents such as the straitjacket face lock, the headscissors, and the bearhug.
In 2007, WWE banned diving headfirst off the top rope to inflict a concussion on your opponent.
Professional wrestling is a staged performance with pre-planned moves designed to tell a story or achieve a predetermined result. The referee has no role in determining the outcome of the match; instead, he or she monitors the action and signals when there is a legal blow intended for the head or neck.