Justin Barr



I think we all can see that Ryback has definitely made an impact in the WWE and has drastically changed it since. He has made a lasting impression on many people. He has squashed former world champions, such as Jack Swagger and The Miz. He has even Shellshocked the WWE Champion, CM Punk. That brings me to my main point: I believe that Ryback needs a brand new finishing maneuver. This one doesn’t seem like a very credible finisher. Basically, Shellshocked is a running Samoan drop. He is shown as a big, strong guy who destroys everyone in his path. However, his finisher is an itty-bitty Samoan drop. People that are half his size have better finishers (Ex: The Amazing Red’s Code Red). So, basically, I have come up with a few ideas for finishers that would make him seem more devastating and destructive:

Package Piledriver: I love this maneuver. Kevin Steen makes this move look great and executes it beautifully, so why can’t Ryback? I can definitely see Ryback using this move. It gives him the tough image. This is definitely a move I’d like to see him use.

Spinning Sitout Powerbomb: Another Ring of Honor inspired finishing maneuver courtesy of Michael Elgin. Ryback has used the powerbomb before, and it has been pretty destructive. However, a spinning sitout powerbomb is even more destructive and it so cool to watch, just like the package piledriver. This, in my opinion, is another great option.

Top-Rope Sitout Powerbomb: Another sitout powerbomb, but this time, we elevate it. A top-rope sitout powerbomb would be devastating, destructive, and very cool to watch.

Spear: I only put this on here because someone mentioned it. I’d say no, mainly because it would make Ryback TOO much like Goldberg. The Chants of Goldberg-Hammerhan shall sound in the arena, one last time!

Snapmare into an Inverted Brainbuster: Let me explain this one. So, basically he does a snapmare, but while the guy is in midair, he adjusts the positioning of the guy and turns it into an inverted brainbuster, which is basically the same concept as an inverted DDT. This move would be sweet, as it would be something we have never really seen before.

Ryback is dominant. He is tough and imposes fear on many and can really get the crowd pumped. However, he could do all of that even more effectively if he had a more credible finishing maneuver. Vote here as to what move you think that Ryback should use. Thanks for reading my blog.
Dee Thomas
Nice blog, but I think people care a little too much about finishers sometimes. I didn't hear a lot of people complaining about Hogan's leg drop not being devastating enough or Piper's sleeper hold was weak. Not taking a jab at you but I'm just saying effectiveness of finishers are overrated in my o...
  • October 25, 2012
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CMK17
I see your point, I always happened to like the Sleeperhold. Leg drop, no. It just isn't something that I'd see a "superhero", to the fans, doing, TBH
  • October 25, 2012
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SweetStunnerPain(SSP)
I like your blog Cole! Great ideas....my only concern would be that if Ryback adapts to another finisher, what are his chances of successfully doing them?

I think you said it perfectly, Ryback has an ity bury Samoan drop so naturally you would think with such a balanced basis move he would be able to...
  • October 25, 2012
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Thomas Ammons
To me the best finisher for him is the clothesline he already uses. He could easily make it adaptable the same way JBL did with the Clothesline From Hell.
  • October 26, 2012
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CMK17
Yeah, he could always have two finishers. Many people do. For the little guys, one of the ones I mentioned, but for larger guys, clothesline
  • October 26, 2012
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Whitey
Ryback doesn't just need a new finisher. he needs an entire redo. yeah keep the name but get rid of that fucking feed me more gimmick and that lame ass move set of his. and yeah the shell shocked is crap fully agree also hate how he marches around like a marching band moron before he hits it, I reck...
  • October 26, 2012
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Jayson Jackoskie
I had to log back in for this one. Some of you guys have seriously got me laughing here! I'm hoping that Ryback will develop over time revealing a broader move set, and a second finisher. He is imposing, he's got the look WWE yanks off to, I think he might, MIGHT, have the tools to make it big. Yes,...
  • October 29, 2012
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