Dumb thought, but blog fodder: Was thinking about that old HBK/Orton feud where HBK kept superkicking Randy every week until they banned it, and it got me thinking: who’s taken a given finisher the most? You could do this for literally any of them, but for the sake of brevity let’s start with ten of the main-eventiest ones:
Hogan’s Leg Drop
Feel like it would have to be either Flair or Savage.
Sweet Chin Music (despite that Randy feud, I feel like this one has gotta be either Jericho or Trips, right?)
Gotta be HHH.
Pretty sure Ted Dibiase took that sucker 100 times or more in 1988.
Poor D-Lo Brown seemed to take it every week in the glory days. He was really good at selling it, too.
That’s gotta be Kane!
I feel like it must be HHH by sheer volume of matches. Maybe Kurt Angle?
I’m blanking on this one.
Spear (Edge edition)
One of the Hardy Boyz, maybe?
For bonus points, did any of those victims ever get better at countering the move in question? Going back to the Shawn example, I know at least all three of Orton/Jericho/HHH eventually started just punching him in the dick to interrupt the move, which was never not great.
Well, many people can reverse the AA now, and the tombstone is certainly a move that can be reversed as well. Hard to counter Randy Savage flying off the top rope and dropping the big elbow, brother.