I was watching some old Batista stuff after hearing about his alleged comeback, and I noticed that his spinebuster is awesome compared to everyone else’s, which got me thinking about other guys who made mundane moves look great. All I could come up with were Jannetty’s dropkicks, Hennig’s snapmares, and Benoit’s suplexes, but I’m sure there were others. Who else can you think of that made a fairly basic transition move into something more?
Dolph of course sold the s--- out of a monkey flip at Wrestlemania, but that’s more him selling than delivering. Guys like Randy Orton do awesome dropkicks and make that into a pretty killer move, I think. Or Santino’s hiptoss. Really, anything can be a great move, it’s just in the delivery and sell.