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5 of lamest finishing moves that have been seen in the WWE

WWE finishing moves are supposed to look like death blows. These hardly qualify.

For every finishing move that is devastating, there’s another one round the corner that looks like it doesn’t hurt very much.

There’s nothing quite as final in professional wrestling as the ‘finishing move’. It’s a wrestler’s signature move that is supposed to lay his opponent down for once and for all, and at the same time look devastating and impactful.

It gives each wrestler their own unique identity and a chance to create a lasting impression in the minds of fans, becoming as emblematic of pro wrestling as the entrance music.

While there have been many devastating finishing moves in the WWE’s history, some really famous ones are actually quite terrible. For every Stone Cold Stunner and Tombstone Piledriver, there’s a sleeper hold around the corner.

Let’s take a look at the 5 lamest finish moves in WWE history.


#5 Mr.Socko/The Mandible Claw

The Mandible Claw has been Mick Foley’s signature move for many years.

The mandible claw is just a really dumb finishing move. While the claw is applied, the person taking the move have their arms and legs free so what’s to stop them from fighting back? It just doesn’t make sense. Admittedly, having someone’s hand/sock covered hand in your mouth can be uncomfortable but for it to finish a match is just a joke.

The only reason Mick Foley managed to make it work with Socko was his charisma and ability to hold the crowd in the palm of his hand. It’s been a lame finishing move for everyone else who’s used it.

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