STO backbreaker is a type of Backbreaker.


The attacking wrestler stands facing the opponent, then puts one of their arms across the opponents chest holding their shoulder, the attacking wrestler then sweeps the legs of the opponent in the fashion of an STO, but brings their knee forward so the opponent falls back first on to it. Jay Lethal utilizes this backbreaker in unison with the reverse STO, which he calls the Lethal Combination. John Morrison does a variation where he preforms this backbreaker and then follows it with a Russian legsweep, STO or a neckbreaker slam.

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