The Job Guy Channel recently posted a compilation of about a dozen Don Muraco Pile Driver video clips — each one more sick and deadly looking than the last. Here are some GIFs I created of my favorites — the most crushing, devastating, and sexually-suggestive of the bunch. The captions beneath my images are actual quotes from the outraged commentators as they watch Muraco ruin these many jobbers.
First up (and then down) is Aldo Marino in a gorgeous pair of red and white wingtip boots. Muraco easily maneuvers him into that helpless position and then carelessly paralyzes him, flashing a cocky grin as he squats on the broken dude’s face.
Vinny Mac Junior was the commentator for most of these clips, and he always sounds both horrified and very excited as he watches Muraco inflict his damage.
Mind you, I had family visiting over the long Memorial Day holiday and couldn’t indulge myself — so I was really craving some Old School pro wrestling porn by the time they left. You know that feeling, when you’re FINALLY home alone. Jobber Bellomo in his ridiculous blue “Italy” leotard was just the ticket.
Maybe I don’t remember him because Muraco was too rough on the kid, driving his head “right up in the trunk of his body” as Vinny Mac breathlessly describes it. Maybe this poor jobber had to retire after Muraco left him a few inches shorter.
This is the appeal of the Pile Driver as a wrestling move — the utter brutality of it, the way they sold it as a deadly move that ought to be outlawed. Yet these vicious Heels kept right on performing it relentlessly, ruining every cute jobber who was stupid enough to get in the ring with these beasts, and driving me crazy with excitement in the process.
“Quick Draw” Rick McGraw dared to fight back against Muraco, even trying to roll the Magnificent One into a Small Package. Therefore, McGraw’s defeat is especially degrading, with Muraco stretching forward to press his dick right against the jobber’s cheek.
Powers is really put on display for our salacious viewing pleasure, his taut ass highlighted by his white trunks, his body spread eagle before us like a meal on the table as Muraco squats over his face.
Another brutal Heel from this same era who destroyed his jobbers with the deadly Pile Driver was Mr. Wonderful Paul Orndorff. However, Orndorff used the Ass to Face variation, whereas Muraco preferred to go Dick to Face.
Here is Orndorff ruining Peter Pompeii at the same 2/2/1985 event where Muraco destroyed Aldo Marino (see first animation above.)
Which do you prefer — Orndorff’s variation with the jobber facing toward the camera so we see the dread in his eyes before his neck is broken? Or Muraco’s 69-Style with the jobber’s face buried between the dominant Heel’s thighs throughout the move?
I’ve alluded to Muraco’s unusual pinning position after he Pile-Drives his victims — crouching over them in dominance rather than laying across the chest and hooking a leg.
Was this just simply laziness by Muraco, or was it meant to send a sexually-suggestive message?
Years later, the Undertaker would adopt a Reverse Pile-Driver similar to Muraco’s, and would pin his victims in the same dramatic Ballsack-to-Chin pose (crossing their arms over their chests to simulate death.) Certainly the ‘Taker grasped the sex appeal of this deadly move, and of the Look At It pinning position to humiliate the victim.
However, it wasn’t really patented (or maybe the patent had run out) because the Undertaker blatantly copied Muraco’s move, right down to the Blow Me pinning position at the end.
Probably my favorite Pile-Driver in the entire 7:45 video compilation is the destruction of sexy Jim Young near the end of the video.
Young sells nicely in his revealing powder-blue trunks, his legs spread apart to show off his impressive bulge. Young understands that he’s not just there to lay around broken on the mat — his job is to look sexy while doing it.