WWE has a list of banned moves for a reason. These moves can be messed up to seriously hurt someone, or they have a reputation of doing so. One classic dangerous move could be on its way back.

The piledriver found its way back into WWE as it is implemented in Canadian Destroyer moves. It’s an interesting story how Vince McMahon got the Canadian Destroyer on the main roster.

Fightful Select reports that Matt Riddle and Damian Priest were told not to do a Canadian Destroyer again after doing it at a WWE live event. They didn’t have clearance to do the move.

Rey Mysterio and Andrade use the Canadian Destroyer frequently on the main roster now. For some reason, the Canadian Destroyer move is okay by McMahon, but Kevin Owens can’t get his old Package Piledriver finisher approved.


Kevin Owens has made an effort to pitch the Package Piledriver as his finish “quite often,” but the idea never makes it to Vince McMahon.

It was also noted that “several WWE Superstars said they believe certain moves are able to make it through because they don’t have ‘piledriver’ in the name.” The move might actually be a flipping piledriver like the Canadian Destroyer, but since the name is different it seems to skate by.

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