One BJJ practitioner got a little more than he bargained for when his opponent picked him up and proceeded to powerbomb him through a judge’s table.
Last weekend, the Jiu Jitsu World League held its 2023 ‘Worlds’ inside the UCLA Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. More than 4,700 competitors of all ages and skill levels descended upon the venue to take part in the tournament. During one match in particular, a competitor picked up his opponent in an effort to slam his way out of a submission attempt. It’s a fairly routine practice in both BJJ and mixed martial arts, but what happened next absolutely shocked onlookers and other competitors.
With his opponent hoisted up on his shoulders, the unidentified competitor walked off the mat and proceeded to slam his opponent through a table, like something out of an episode of WWE Smackdown.
Some dude at a BJJ competition powerbombed his opponent through the announce table lmao pic.twitter.com/vKhpAdLCJQ
— MixingMartialArts.Substack.Com (@RyanAWagMMA) July 3, 2023
Reddit User Offers Insight on Crazy BJJ Powerbomb Incident
The individuals involved are yet to be identified and no official announcement has been made regarding a potential punishment, but one unverified Reddit user offered some details on the parties involved.
So I used to train with this kid. He came to our spot for about four months as a fresh white belt maybe eight months ago or so. We noticed immediately that he was overly aggressive and hurt a few of his training partners so our professor politely told him that he would have to find a new spot to train. We still wanted to see him compete so we decided to film his match so we could have sent it to him later.
We also found out that he signed up to this event listing us as his affiliated school before this incident even happened even though he has literally zero affiliation with us. Our professor had already started the process of alerting JJWL that he was not part of our team when he decided to skadoosh this kid through a table :/
I know there is some footwork happening to make sure the orgs are aware he is not affiliated with our local schools and has not been for some time but as far as punishment from JJWL I am unsure what happened. They were pissed though…
One more thing to add. His opponent who got slammed was a fuckin G. He literally got amped after the slam and wanted the match to continue. Kid was game and not intimidated at all. Props to him for being a good sport about it.
Myself and a few of the other of the older cats tried to take him under our wings a bit and try to get to know him better and see if we could help him relax and get more mental control but he just never seemed interested.
Shame too because we really embraced him even through the aggression but at some point it becomes a lost cause and you have to worry about the teams safety on the mats. We did try though.