tl;dr: Daniel Bryan, Kane, Edge, Chris Benoit, Goldberg
Continuing ARolemodel.com’s countdown of the top WWE finishing moves of the past ten years
16. Daniel Bryan – YES lock
This finishing move cracks me up. The LeBell Lock was already on of the best submission moves in WWE history, but then you add the comedy genius of the “Yes” chant to the move and you’ve got one of the best finishing moves of all time. Danieil Bryan? YES!
15. Kane Chokeslam
How else would a big red monster in a mask finish off his opponent than by grabbing them about the throat and slamming them down hard into the canvas? The power and downright aggressiveness of Kane’s chokeslam makes it one of the fiercest WWE finishers ever.
WWE Edge Spear
Another move that perfectly matches the wrestler. There’s a symbolism to the spear. Edge is a character who runs head first into situations, literally diving, as it were, into his fights. He’s a character with a head of steam. So naturally, to finish someone off he’s going to run at them and dive his head straight into their body.
Chris Benoit Headbutt
Chris Benoit was a raw fighting machine. He didn’t give a crap how he hurt somebody so long as he hurt them, and he didn’t care whether he practically destroyed himself in the process. His headbutt reflected that mentality. He didn’t even bother to dive, but just fell down hard, smashing his head into his opponent Staggering.
Goldberg – Jackhammer
Goldberg was a giant pitbull of a behemoth of a man. He was a modern gladiator who would tear through his opponents like a dog through carcass. He’d overpower them and he’d dismantle them. The Jackhammer showed his overpowering character by having him carry his opponent over his head their tear them down into the matt. Viscous, and absolutely perfect for his character.