Former WWE wrestler Marty Garner recently opened up about his experience taking the “infamous” Pedigree move from Triple H during an episode of WWE Superstars in 1996.

While speaking with, Garner revealed that at the time, both he and Triple H were new to the company. Garner admitted that he was not familiar with the Pedigree move but didn’t want to let Triple H know. When Triple H asked if he was comfortable taking the move, Garner agreed without fully understanding what it entailed.

As Triple H locked him into the hold, Garner described feeling like he was going to be powerbombed due to his head being placed between Triple H’s legs. He assumed he needed to kick hard to make the move look impactful.

Garner realized that he should have asked for more information about the move beforehand. However, despite his lack of familiarity with the Pedigree, the resulting image of the move made for a memorable visual and appeared in several wrestling magazines.


“Hunter was new there, and I was new there. I didn’t want to tell him that I didn’t know what the Pedigree was. I had no idea what the Pedigree was, and when he said, ‘Are you good with taking the Pedigree?’ I said, ‘Oh yeah. Sure, man.’ When he locked me into it, it felt like it was going to be a power bomb because he put my head between his legs. I’m like, ‘Okay, I’m going to kick hard.’ I didn’t think it was a piledriver, but I didn’t really know what it was. I should’ve probably asked [laughs], looking back. It made for a good picture and it showed up in a few magazines.”

“A few years later it showed up again in a magazine, Triple H came up to me and goes, ‘this picture is making its rounds.’ ‘Yeah, it is.’ I never get any autographs from anybody, I never get anybody to sign anything, but I did get him to sign a picture of me in the air with him doing what looked like a double-underhook piledriver. I have a picture of that signed. Of all the people, everywhere I’ve been and all the movie stars and people I’ve met, that’s the only autograph I’ve ever gotten.”

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Steve Carrier

Steve is the Founder of RingsideNews. He has been writing about professional wrestling since 1996. He first got into website development at the time and has been focusing on bringing his readers the best professional wrestling news at it's highest quality.

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