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5 current WWE finishers and their true inventors

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Modified 19 Dec 2019, 10:51 IST

Brie Bella delivers the Daniel Bryan kicks
Brie Bella delivers the Daniel Bryan kicks

Many a time, it is the finishing move of a wrestler that defines him/her. No big match feels like one if it doesn't end owing to a great move leaving the opponent prone on the mat.

There wouldn't have been a Steve Austin without the Stone Cold Stunner and Randy Orton's character would not have been complete without the RKO.

But Orton did not invent the RKO -- it was an extension of Diamond Dallas Page's Diamond Cutter. Similarly, Austin did not invent the Stunner either -- that was the creation of Austin's fellow ECW alumnus Mickey Whipreck who called it the Whipper Snapper.

This list takes a look at five current WWE finishing moves and the men who invented it.


#5 Superkick - Chris Adams

Dolph Ziggler has been using the Superkick as his finisher for some time now, giving it precedence over his other finisher -- The Zigzag. Ziggler isn't the first WWE Superstar to use the manoeuvre -- the fact that is barely hidden with his corner stomp which basically amounts to him being a Shawn Michaels ripoff.

But even before Michaels made the Sweet Chin Music famous, a man had already used it as his finisher -- he was none other than the 'Gentleman' Chris Adams.

Adams, who would train Steve Austin and Scott Hall in his later years, used the Superkick on such stalwarts like the Dynamite Kid and Davey Boy Smith and had a memorable feud against the Von Erichs in WCCW.

A trained judoka, Adams passed away in 2001.

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Published 04 Sep 2017, 23:40 IST
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