I feel like we’re being trolled a little bit here, but the #1 was indeed a hell of a match. I feel like Umaga should have been higher. And isn’t there a pretty obvious omission from 2012? Or is that omitted due to blood, I wonder?
No Hart Foundation at Summerslam 90? No Brainbusters over Demolition? NO BUYS.
Hi Scott –
While watching Raw last night, I was compelled to see if Daniel Bryan would tap out to the STF when Cena had it locked in. That got me thinking further about submission wins.
While I love a tap out as it clearly defines who won the match, sometimes it can be either too quick or too slow – leading to a unsatisfying finish. Sometimes it seems like the victim taps out before the hold is even locked in, therefore eliminating some of the "will he or won't he?" aspect of the move. And since a submission victory is rare in a main event match, usually a submission move leads to a dramatic escape.
My question to you is: what are some of the best match endings involving a submission you can think of? Clearly the Benoit/Michaels/HHH Wrestlemania match has to be near the top, but what else?