Continuing ARolemodel.com’s countdown of the Top WWE finishing moves of the past ten years.
Stone Cold Steve Austin: Stunner
Stone Cold hasn’t been around too much in the past ten years, at least not at major WWE events. Since 2005 he’s only made special appearances. Nevertheless, he has had some awesome stunners. From stunning JBL on Raw in 2006 to stunning MVP in 2007, then Randy Orton in 2008, Stone Cold has been getting his stunners in anywhere he can, and just as well as its one of the best finishing moves of all time.
What’s so awesome about the Stone Cold Stunner is its complete lack of grace. The kick in the stomach followed by the stunner itself come across like a powered up slap in the face, with all the insult included. The Stone Cold Stunner had its highlight that famous night when Stone Cold Steve Austin returned to Raw to save team WWF , and it’s still one of the best finishing moves today.
Never has a finishing move so perfectly match a wrestler than theTombstonedoes the Undertaker. I mean. . . he’s an Undertaker. . .it’s a tombstone. . .it doesn’t get any more fitting than that.
There’s a lot of great attributes that go into making theTombstonewhat it is. It begins with one of the most iconic gestures in the history of wrestling as the Undertaker cuts his thumb across his face in a “Rest in Peace” gesture. He then scoops them up and holds them still long enough to build dramatic tension, then he plants them down on their head and, perhaps the best moment of the whole thing, covers them in his signature pin.
No finishing move in the history of the WWE can match The Undertaker’s tombstone for character and spectacle, and for this it will go down as the best finishing move in WWE history.
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