Justin Barr





The last few months there have been several instances of wrestlers hitting their finishing move without getting a 3 count during the pin. One that is very glaring to me is when Brock Lesnar did not seem affected at all from HHH's pedigree, it reminded of the Ultimate Warrior, when he was hit with the Pedigree back in the 1990's, and bounced right up.

When I first became a fan of wrestling the finishing move was something that always excited me. Kind of like Mortal Kombat, once you it was hit it was over. Over the years there have been many different finishing moves, all with a unique yet devastating outcome. Once the crowd knows that it is about to happen they know that the match should be about to end. That has not been the case, and I know that there have been instances before this year, but to me it is becoming more and more glaring.

A wrestler's finishing move is something that sets them apart from other wrestlers, and it is something that when hit should do what it is intended to do, finish their opponent! From every era of wrestling the art of the finishing move has long been an essential part to a wrestler's repertoire!

This has me wondering with all the finishing moves lately having little to no affect, has the art of the finisher been diminished?
Jeremy Mitchell Banks
Intergender match: finisher move; the shocker
  • September 6, 2012
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CMK17
One time when the breaking out of the finisher was great-HBK vs. Undertaker - WM25
  • September 6, 2012
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SweetStunnerPain(SSP)
I like...one aspect I would bring up also would be the creativity and realistic impact of finishers...I like the guy, but the Zig Zag is nothing but a hair pull...
  • September 6, 2012
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Jake "Mr. 24/7" Russell
I think there is nothing wrong with breaking out of finishers when it is done well. It's all about the timing and the drama and crowd reaction it causes when that shoulder just gets up before the count of 3. It is great and effective, 99.9% of the time, if it's a good finisher. I agree with SCS and...
  • September 6, 2012
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SweetStunnerPain(SSP)
Yea I can't see Ziggler go in an ironman match or a match against cena and break out with the Zig Zag for the win..lol
  • September 6, 2012
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Jake "Mr. 24/7" Russell
Yeah, to me that is all he is missing, a great finisher...Well that and new theme music...and losing Vicki. Like I wrote in my blog, I'd like to see him with a new or retro submission move like the rings of saturn. Also, since he reminds me of Mr. Perfect in so many ways, how about the Perfect Plex ...
  • September 6, 2012
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tyre t
He makes the Fameasser look good, he could probably go with that right?
  • September 6, 2012
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SweetStunnerPain(SSP)
Great idea, but I'm not sure if wwe will allow a fisherman's duplex off the top...although they have surprised me with the sin cara doing the flux capacitor so eh..
  • September 6, 2012
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Jake "Mr. 24/7" Russell
@tyre t: I've never been a big fan of the fame asser. It's just not devastating enough in my opinion. SCS brings up a good point, but thats just an idea. Even a different variation of it could be cool, but I think it could still be done safely off the top and look cool.
  • September 6, 2012
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Parker Lopez
Ziggler should have a super kick finisher. I think it would work with his style of wrestling.
  • September 7, 2012
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Jake "Mr. 24/7" Russell
That might be alright too, but I don't think it would work because of HBK. How can you top or try to make sweet chin music better than The Showstopper. I think it needs to be something that hasn't been seen in awhile if not something completely new.
  • September 7, 2012
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Parker Lopez
Maybe even an Edge-o-Matic could work
  • September 7, 2012
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Jake "Mr. 24/7" Russell
I smell what youre cookin Parker. I think we are on the same page here. Props.
  • September 7, 2012
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