Everyone knows that the WWE is nothing but pure entertainment. The fighters are well trained and they know how to land their punches and how to break their fall. Each fighter has his or her signature move. This is the move with which they end the match either with a submission or a knockout for a count of 3.
There have been some good fighters over the years. Some of their finishing moves are really noteworthy. You can have a particular fighter having more than one finishing move. It requires great precision on the part of the fighter to use the finishing move correctly. One wrong move could result in the crippling of a person for life. Sometimes, it can prove fatal.
Let us look at the top 10 devastating finishers in WWE. We shall discuss the moves and not the fighter. It could just happen that you might find a fighter having multiple finishing moves. There could also be moves that multiple fighters use. These Top 10 finishing moves have the ability to cause extensive damage to the opponents.
Here is the Top 10 Most Devastating Finishers In WWE for you now.
10. Kimura Lock – Brock Lesnar
At No 10, we have the Kimura Lock, made famous by Brock Lesnar. This is a double wrist lock position also known as a grappling submission hold in the WWE. The original inventor of this move is the famous Japanese wrestler Masahiko Kimura who used this submission move to defeat Helio Gracie in 1951. Not many wrestlers know how to use this move. Brock Lesnar is master of this move that places great emphasis on isolating the shoulders and the elbows using a double wrist grip. This move can easily break the hand of the strongest of wrestlers as The Undertaker experienced against Brock Lesnar once.
9. Batista Bomb – Batista
Patented by Dave Bautista, also known as Batista, the Batista Bomb is a very strong finishing move. It is also known as the power bomb in wrestling circles. The move involves lifting the opponent high so that he literally sits on your shoulders. You then slam him down with full force from that height so that his back touches the mat first. Batista is a master of this move. A wrong calculation can result in a person breaking his neck. Imagine being thrown from a height of six feet by a man having great strength as Batista and landing on the mat back first. This can send the shivers down your spine. This final submission move stands at No. 9 in this list.
8. Tombstone Pile driver – The Undertaker
At No. 8, we have The Tombstone Pile driver used by The Undertaker as his finishing signature move. Originally invented by Wild Bull Longson, this move involves grabbing an opponent and turning him upside down. Subsequently, you drop into a sitting or a kneeling position holding your opponent in the upside down position so that his head crashes on to the canvas. This move can break the neck of many a person if executed wrongly. The Undertaken himself has broken a lot of necks in this fashion especially when he uses this move outside the ring.
7. The End of Days – Baron Corbin
The End of Days, a powerful finishing move executed by Baron Corbin is the No. 7 in this list. This is actually a simple variation of the move, the reverse STO. There is a small difference here that instead of falling backwards, they lift the opponent and slam them face first on the mat. Hence, you can call this move to be similar to a flap jack as well. Normally, you win a submission when you execute this move. However, this move can be dangerous because a wrong move can result in a broken nose almost immediately.
6. Spear – Roman Reigns / Edge / Goldberg
The Spear executed by noted wrestlers like Edge, Goldberg, Rhino, and more recently Roman Reigns is a fantastic submission move. This move involves hitting the rib cage of your opponent with your shoulder while ramming into him at full pace from a minimum distance of 5 meters. The effect gets compounded because the opponent would also be rushing towards you. It requires some deft handling because you might injure your head otherwise if you bang him straight head on. Goldberg is the acknowledged master of the spear though Roman Reigns has a pretty good one too.
5. Pedigree – Triple H
The Pedigree is the No 5 in the list of top 10 devastating finishing moves by the WWE wrestlers. The most famous executor of this dangerous move is none other than Triple H. The move involves forcing the opponent down face first on the mat without using a head or a face lock. You grab hold of the person by locking your arms below his. Grabbing his head you drop down on your knees thereby forcing him to hit the mat face first. Triple H is the master of this move, Not many wrestlers have the will or the strength to fight after facing this devastating finishing move.
4. F – 5 – Brock Lesnar
This is a very tough move to execute. The F-5 is a variation of the face buster move where you lift the opponent high into the air across your shoulders and throw his legs out so that he spins and falls face down. At the same time you fall either backwards or forwards and ensure that the opponent’s face slams down on the mat with considerable force. Brock Lesnar is an expert executor of this move. He has the strength to lift wrestlers heavier than him such as The Big Show and use this finishing move to win a submission or a knock out. This dangerous move ranks No 4 in this list.
3. Punt Kick – Randy Orton
At No. 3 we have a very deft move that requires tremendous precision on the part of the wrestler. Otherwise, he might end up breaking the opponent’s neck easily. The Punt kick is one of the strongest finishing moves perfected by one of the best fighters, Randy Orton. This kick is very similar to the kick used in American football. This move involves the wrestler to run up to the kneeling opponent and kick him on the side of the head with the sole. One wrong move and you end up breaking his head easily. Randy Orton is an expert in this move. Among the other fighters, CM Punk uses this move quite efficiently.
2. Jackhammer – Goldberg
The No. 2 position goes to Jackhammer, Goldberg’s finishing move for a long time. This move is a combination of two moves. The initial stage involves kicking the opponent in the midriff so that he bends over in pain. You seize this moment and put him in a front headlock. Putting your arm around his neck, you lift him high up in the air in a Suplex position. The next step is the toughest one to do. You have to do a 360 degree spin while holding your opponent in this position, Spinning to your side, you slam the opponent back first on the mat and land on your opponents chest thereby pinning him down completely.
1. RKO – Randy Orton
The top spot goes to the most dangerous and risky move, the RKO perfected by Randy Orton. Originally known as the cutter, Randy Orton improvised this move and named it the RKO standing for Randy Keith Orton, his full name. This move involves applying a ¾ face lock on the opponent. You fall backwards and slam your opponent down face first on the mat. You hold his neck all the while. This is a very deft move. A slight error can result in permanent damage to the neck. For its dexterity and the expertise required to execute the RKO, this move is the No. 1 in our list of the Top 10 devastating finishes in the WWE.
We have just seen 10 of the best and strongest finishing moves that have the capacity to incapacitate a person beyond repair. However, the wrestlers are trained athletes and they know how to perform these moves while causing the least damage to the opponent. The opponent also knows how to parry the move so that it causes less damage to him. These athletes are great showmen and they know how to mesmerize the audience with their histrionics. There is a word of caution that you should not attempt to do these moves at home or at school because you can cause irreparable damage to the victim.