QOTD Best Finisher Names

The Daniel Bryan discussion this morning made me ponder what the best overall move names are. I think the Japanese have this one wrapped up in terms of artistic merit (HIgh Fly Flow, Rainmaker, Shining Wizard, Miracle Ecstasy Bomb) but none of those really describes WHAT the move is. I think overall it's tough to top Undertaker claiming the tombstone piledriver as a generic move name that got turned into his signature move name, but there's a lot of good choices and I'm sure Sweet Chin Music is also gonna rank highly.

Let’s play ‘Name That Finisher’

Hey Caliber,

         Your friendly fellow fitness buff here. I
am proposing that in honor of the guy that trained him we start a
movement to name Daniel Bryan’s new running knee finisher “Sweet Beard
Music” What do you think? I bet everyone on the blog can unite, (for a
change) to make this  happen.

(YankeesHoganTripleHFan)

You know, it’s not bad. But I have to admit I’m partial to Goat Knees Pizza. Especially since he’s going up against Orton, and they can call it the GKP. And you know, you call it the Pizza because you eat that shit.

So, how about it, gang? Anyone have a better idea? It’ll be one of the BoD’s many highlights amongst it’s legacy.

Worst Finisher

Mr. Keith, My question to you is a simple one:  Is there a worse finishing manouever in professional wrestling than Randy Orton’s RKO?  Aside from the fact that he telegraphs the move to his opponent by dropping to his hands and knees and slapping the mat like a yak in heat, the manouever itself just makes very little sense.  Why would someone who is engaged in a fight, leap into the air above his opponent’s head, and crash land onto his own back on the mat.  It would be one thing if he sold the manouever as being so high impact that he was willing to sell out his own well being to secure the victory but he rolls over and scores the pin as if a fall like that wouldn’t cause him any damage at all.

Really?  The RKO is generally one of the better ones as far as theatrical impact goes.  I mean, if you’re talking bad finishes, the Cobra is RIGHT THERE.  Plus I’ve always hated the Downward Spiral in general because it’s never clear what the damage is supposed to be exactly.  I think it was CRZ who pointed out that delivering the move is essentially giving yourself a Rock Bottom.  Wade Barrett’s Wasteland looked weak and ineffective, but he’s switched to the Bossman slam on a permanent basis now so that’s fine.  And I will say that thankfully the trend of guys doing wacky neckbreaker variations as finishers (MVP’s playmaker or whatever that one Shelton Benjamin was doing, for example) is dying out again, because that was getting tiresome. 

Worst Finisher

Mr. Keith, My question to you is a simple one:  Is there a worse finishing manouever in professional wrestling than Randy Orton’s RKO?  Aside from the fact that he telegraphs the move to his opponent by dropping to his hands and knees and slapping the mat like a yak in heat, the manouever itself just makes very little sense.  Why would someone who is engaged in a fight, leap into the air above his opponent’s head, and crash land onto his own back on the mat.  It would be one thing if he sold the manouever as being so high impact that he was willing to sell out his own well being to secure the victory but he rolls over and scores the pin as if a fall like that wouldn’t cause him any damage at all.

Really?  The RKO is generally one of the better ones as far as theatrical impact goes.  I mean, if you’re talking bad finishes, the Cobra is RIGHT THERE.  Plus I’ve always hated the Downward Spiral in general because it’s never clear what the damage is supposed to be exactly.  I think it was CRZ who pointed out that delivering the move is essentially giving yourself a Rock Bottom.  Wade Barrett’s Wasteland looked weak and ineffective, but he’s switched to the Bossman slam on a permanent basis now so that’s fine.  And I will say that thankfully the trend of guys doing wacky neckbreaker variations as finishers (MVP’s playmaker or whatever that one Shelton Benjamin was doing, for example) is dying out again, because that was getting tiresome. 

Worst Finisher

Mr. Keith, My question to you is a simple one:  Is there a worse finishing manouever in professional wrestling than Randy Orton’s RKO?  Aside from the fact that he telegraphs the move to his opponent by dropping to his hands and knees and slapping the mat like a yak in heat, the manouever itself just makes very little sense.  Why would someone who is engaged in a fight, leap into the air above his opponent’s head, and crash land onto his own back on the mat.  It would be one thing if he sold the manouever as being so high impact that he was willing to sell out his own well being to secure the victory but he rolls over and scores the pin as if a fall like that wouldn’t cause him any damage at all.

Really?  The RKO is generally one of the better ones as far as theatrical impact goes.  I mean, if you’re talking bad finishes, the Cobra is RIGHT THERE.  Plus I’ve always hated the Downward Spiral in general because it’s never clear what the damage is supposed to be exactly.  I think it was CRZ who pointed out that delivering the move is essentially giving yourself a Rock Bottom.  Wade Barrett’s Wasteland looked weak and ineffective, but he’s switched to the Bossman slam on a permanent basis now so that’s fine.  And I will say that thankfully the trend of guys doing wacky neckbreaker variations as finishers (MVP’s playmaker or whatever that one Shelton Benjamin was doing, for example) is dying out again, because that was getting tiresome. 

Worst Finisher

Mr. Keith, My question to you is a simple one:  Is there a worse finishing manouever in professional wrestling than Randy Orton’s RKO?  Aside from the fact that he telegraphs the move to his opponent by dropping to his hands and knees and slapping the mat like a yak in heat, the manouever itself just makes very little sense.  Why would someone who is engaged in a fight, leap into the air above his opponent’s head, and crash land onto his own back on the mat.  It would be one thing if he sold the manouever as being so high impact that he was willing to sell out his own well being to secure the victory but he rolls over and scores the pin as if a fall like that wouldn’t cause him any damage at all.

Really?  The RKO is generally one of the better ones as far as theatrical impact goes.  I mean, if you’re talking bad finishes, the Cobra is RIGHT THERE.  Plus I’ve always hated the Downward Spiral in general because it’s never clear what the damage is supposed to be exactly.  I think it was CRZ who pointed out that delivering the move is essentially giving yourself a Rock Bottom.  Wade Barrett’s Wasteland looked weak and ineffective, but he’s switched to the Bossman slam on a permanent basis now so that’s fine.  And I will say that thankfully the trend of guys doing wacky neckbreaker variations as finishers (MVP’s playmaker or whatever that one Shelton Benjamin was doing, for example) is dying out again, because that was getting tiresome. 

Worst Finisher

Mr. Keith, My question to you is a simple one:  Is there a worse finishing manouever in professional wrestling than Randy Orton’s RKO?  Aside from the fact that he telegraphs the move to his opponent by dropping to his hands and knees and slapping the mat like a yak in heat, the manouever itself just makes very little sense.  Why would someone who is engaged in a fight, leap into the air above his opponent’s head, and crash land onto his own back on the mat.  It would be one thing if he sold the manouever as being so high impact that he was willing to sell out his own well being to secure the victory but he rolls over and scores the pin as if a fall like that wouldn’t cause him any damage at all.

Really?  The RKO is generally one of the better ones as far as theatrical impact goes.  I mean, if you’re talking bad finishes, the Cobra is RIGHT THERE.  Plus I’ve always hated the Downward Spiral in general because it’s never clear what the damage is supposed to be exactly.  I think it was CRZ who pointed out that delivering the move is essentially giving yourself a Rock Bottom.  Wade Barrett’s Wasteland looked weak and ineffective, but he’s switched to the Bossman slam on a permanent basis now so that’s fine.  And I will say that thankfully the trend of guys doing wacky neckbreaker variations as finishers (MVP’s playmaker or whatever that one Shelton Benjamin was doing, for example) is dying out again, because that was getting tiresome. 

Worst Finisher

Mr. Keith, My question to you is a simple one:  Is there a worse finishing manouever in professional wrestling than Randy Orton’s RKO?  Aside from the fact that he telegraphs the move to his opponent by dropping to his hands and knees and slapping the mat like a yak in heat, the manouever itself just makes very little sense.  Why would someone who is engaged in a fight, leap into the air above his opponent’s head, and crash land onto his own back on the mat.  It would be one thing if he sold the manouever as being so high impact that he was willing to sell out his own well being to secure the victory but he rolls over and scores the pin as if a fall like that wouldn’t cause him any damage at all.

Really?  The RKO is generally one of the better ones as far as theatrical impact goes.  I mean, if you’re talking bad finishes, the Cobra is RIGHT THERE.  Plus I’ve always hated the Downward Spiral in general because it’s never clear what the damage is supposed to be exactly.  I think it was CRZ who pointed out that delivering the move is essentially giving yourself a Rock Bottom.  Wade Barrett’s Wasteland looked weak and ineffective, but he’s switched to the Bossman slam on a permanent basis now so that’s fine.  And I will say that thankfully the trend of guys doing wacky neckbreaker variations as finishers (MVP’s playmaker or whatever that one Shelton Benjamin was doing, for example) is dying out again, because that was getting tiresome. 

Worst Finisher

Mr. Keith, My question to you is a simple one:  Is there a worse finishing manouever in professional wrestling than Randy Orton’s RKO?  Aside from the fact that he telegraphs the move to his opponent by dropping to his hands and knees and slapping the mat like a yak in heat, the manouever itself just makes very little sense.  Why would someone who is engaged in a fight, leap into the air above his opponent’s head, and crash land onto his own back on the mat.  It would be one thing if he sold the manouever as being so high impact that he was willing to sell out his own well being to secure the victory but he rolls over and scores the pin as if a fall like that wouldn’t cause him any damage at all.

Really?  The RKO is generally one of the better ones as far as theatrical impact goes.  I mean, if you’re talking bad finishes, the Cobra is RIGHT THERE.  Plus I’ve always hated the Downward Spiral in general because it’s never clear what the damage is supposed to be exactly.  I think it was CRZ who pointed out that delivering the move is essentially giving yourself a Rock Bottom.  Wade Barrett’s Wasteland looked weak and ineffective, but he’s switched to the Bossman slam on a permanent basis now so that’s fine.  And I will say that thankfully the trend of guys doing wacky neckbreaker variations as finishers (MVP’s playmaker or whatever that one Shelton Benjamin was doing, for example) is dying out again, because that was getting tiresome.