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FINISH HIM! 15 WWE Stars Who Desperately Need A Different Finishing Move

In wrestling, there is perhaps no more important tool in building a mega star than a good finishing move. The best ones are iconic - the Stone Cold Stunner, the RKO, Sweet Chin Music to name a few - and have brought to a close some of the most memorable matches in wrestling history. But, for every great finisher, there are those that leave audiences thoroughly unimpressed. Whether they don’t suit the wrestler in question, take too long to set up or simply don’t look that effective, a bad finishing move can be a death sentence for a wrestler’s career, leaving their matches flat and unexciting, turning the fans against them and destroying any hope of a successful run in any company. Wrestlers can go through several finishing moves before eventually deciding on the one they want to make their own, so it’s not uncommon for some wrestlers to be stuck on a bad finisher for some time before changing. However, in the case of these fifteen current WWE performers, the sooner they change their finisher, the better. Whilst some on this list need a finisher change to save their careers, others would probably do just fine with their current finishers, but, to really refine their characters, a change in their final move would be a welcome modification.

15 Bo Dallas

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14 Tyler Breeze

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13 R-Truth

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12 Nikki Bella

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11 Big Show

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10 Charlotte

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9 Jack Swagger

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8 Dolph Ziggler

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7 Nia Jax

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6 The Miz

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5 Big Cass

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4 Naomi

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3 Seth Rollins

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2 Roman Reigns

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1 Alberto Del Rio

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It was pretty obvious this one was going to be top, wasn’t it? Alberto Del Rio is a multi-time world champion in WWE, a two-time United States Champion, Royal Rumble winner and Money In The Bank winner. He also ran over Santa Claus with his car on a Christmas episode of Raw once, but we won’t get into that now. In Del Rio’s initial run with WWE from 2010 to 2014, Del Rio’s finisher was the Cross-Armbreaker, a vicious looking rolling arm bar that would force most opponents to tap. However, when he returned to WWE in late 2015, the Armbreaker seemed to have disappeared as a finisher, replaced instead with a double stomp, executed to an opponent hanging from a Tree of Woe (upside down in the corner). The finisher does look like it would do some serious damage when it hits, but it takes so long to set up, is easily countered and is completely reliant on the opponent holding themselves in place. The Cross-Armbreaker was a great finisher; effective, easy to set up and tied in nicely with Del Rio’s MMA background. Combine this with the contrived nature and ineffectiveness of the double stomp and it is impossible not to make a case for Del Rio’s Armbreaker returning as his main finisher. He may be the Pride of Mexico, but if he keeps using that move, he won’t be for very long.

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