How to Perform Suplexes in Pro Wrestling

Eight Methods:Traditional SuplexBack SuplexGerman SuplexFisherman's SuplexGut-Wrench SuplexArm Drag SuplexButterfly SuplexNorthern Lights Suplex

Many of the moves in professional wrestling can cause serious injury if you do not do them right. Although some pain is to be expected, the same as in all contact sports, but they are all impressive. In this article, we'll look at some of the most devastating moves in professional wrestling. Do not try any of these moves unless you have been trained to do so by a professional.

Method 1
Traditional Suplex

  1. 1
    Get into a DDT position, but wrap their left arm around your head.
  2. 2
    Put your right arm on their waist, and lift them up into a vertical position.
  3. 3
    Fall backwards, letting your back to land first.

Method 2
Back Suplex

  1. 1
    Wrap your opponents right arm around your head, or vice versa if your a lefty.
  2. 2
    Wrap both of your arms around their stomach, and pull up.
    • They should land head first or shoulder first.

Method 3
German Suplex

  1. 1
    Wrap your arms around their stomach.
  2. 2
    Pull up until they are over your head.
  3. 3
    Let go and they should be thrown over your head and land on the lower part of their neck first.

Method 4
Fisherman's Suplex

  1. 1
    Hook a leg with the suplex. Usually hook the left leg, so that the jumping is easier. The harder the leg is hooked, the less likely it is to hit you in the head if you bridge.
  2. 2
    Know how you can change this move, and still get the same desired effect.The Move can be changed into a pin if you bridge the move, so that you bridge off your head.

Method 5
Gut-Wrench Suplex

  1. 1
    Grabbing the opponent by their waist.
  2. 2
    Lift them up so it takes the form of something much like a gut-wrench power-bomb (Like Jack Swagger), Unlike a powerbomb, the move is done over the right shoulder. The opponent needs to take it with a front bump.

Method 6
Arm Drag Suplex

  1. 1
    Grab your opponents arm, and pull.
  2. 2
    Your head should be locked in their right arm, and both your arms should be holding their waist.
  3. 3
    Pull up, so they land back first.
    • This move ends in a pin, and was made and popularized by Chris Jericho

Method 7
Butterfly Suplex

  1. 1
    Grab your opponent into a general DDT position. Lifting both arms up, and hook both of your hands together.
  2. 2
    Know how to receive the move.When receiving the move, make sure the opponent is in position, and then pull down with your arms to lock in - Make sure it's not too tight, or they will not be able to remove their arm.
  3. 3
    Know how to give the move. Drop to a squat and then take the opponent overhead. When they are at the highest point, remove your right arm, and finish the move as if it were an arm-drag. To sell the move, drop to a front bump.

Method 8
Northern Lights Suplex

  1. 1
    Place yourself in a front face lock (AKA DDT position.)
  2. 2
    Grab down low, lock your hands on the back of your opponent.
  3. 3
    Take your opponent overhead, the opponent should land on his back, and you bridging on your head. This can be made into a pin alike to the fisherman's suplex.
    • Very important that the person receiving does a flip bump. It is very unlikely to get them over without a decent jump.


  • Remember that wrestling moves can hurt the opponent if not done properly.
  • Be sure to plan the more dangerous moves, involving the head, neck, and spine with your opponent before the match, so you can plan the landings.
  • As with any physical activity, be sure to take preventive measures to avoid hurting yourself or another, if it is fake wrestling.
  • Do not try these moves without the proper training.

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