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Top 20 Least Believable Finishers of All Time

Macho Man's flying elbow, The Undertaker's Tombstone, Bret Hart's Sharpshooter, Shawn Michael's Superkick, Stone Cold's Stunner, Triple H's Pedigree, Randy Orton's RKO. All moves that once they come out in a match, you know the end is near. They are the most iconic moves in wrestling history and for good reason, as the impact that they deliver and the drama that they create have gone unmatched throughout history. Unfortunately not everyone can be so lucky to have such a move in their arsenal.

Looking back at the golden era of wrestling, there were finishers a plenty that have turned out to be normal moves in a match in this day and age. Even Randy Savage's flying elbow drop is used as a set up to the finish rather than the go home move at this point, but that doesn't mean this list will be comprised entirely of those types of examples. Back then, the guys were trying to keep it simple, deliver some high impact move to send the fans home happy but these days it seems to have gone to the other extreme. Wrestlers are trying all sorts of crazy things to put their opponent's away and while in some cases it works rather effectively, like Rollins' Curb Stomp for example, there are also instances where they try to do too much, taking away from what should be the biggest moment in the match.

Whether it's the lack of impact or just the absurd amount of set up and choreography that it takes from the man on the receiving end, all the finishing moves we're about to take a look at just make it all seem so unreal. They're the moves that strip away the illusion that you're watching two warriors doing battle to determine supremacy and instead throw you back into the real world where you're watching two guys in their underwear go through a bunch of pre planned spots. They commit the worst crime possible in the world of wrestling, they make it look fake.

19 Double Foot Stomp - Alberto Del Rio 

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18 Helluva Kick -  Sami Zayn 

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17 Big Splash - The Ultimate Warrior

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16 Rock Bottom/The People's Elbow - The Rock 

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15 Spear - Edge 

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14 Diving Headbutt - Chris Benoit 

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13 Flying Cross-body - Ricky Steamboat 

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12 Unprettier - Christian 

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11 Big Ending - Big E 

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10 KO Punch - Big Show 

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9 Flying Forearm - Tito Santana 

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8 Belly to Belly - Bayley 

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7 Eat Defeat - Xavier Woods/Gail Kim 

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6 Overdrive - Randy Orton 

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5 Sleeper Hold - Roddy Piper

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4 619 - Rey Mysterio 

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3 Leg Drop - Hulk Hogan 

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2 STF - John Cena 

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1 Vice Grip - Crush / Great Khali 

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If you've seen the movie Casino, then you're well aware of what a proper vice grip can do to someone's head. If you haven't seen it, don't worry, it's nothing like what happens when Crush or The Great Khali applies its namesake in the wrestling ring. At least Khali was a monster of a man who looked like he could potentially do some damage if he didn't have the motor skills of a drunk toddler, but having Crush use the move during his Hawaii surfer days just made no sense. Crush was a bigger guy but he was by no means a monster, so seeing him try to crack someone's head like a coconut from his beaches back home was only painful for those of us watching.

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