WRESTLING NEWS
The 15 Most Unique Finishers That We've Ever Seen
By ZACK HEYDORN
The Worm
During the Attitude Era, Scotty 2 Hotty began hopping on one foot in a circle four times — one for the W, O, R, and M — while the audience yelled the words loudly in unison. Then Scotty would do The Worm dance move over to his opponent and drop on him before making the cover for the win.
Piledriver
The already dangerous piledriver was made even scarier by Undertaker, who dropped his opponents from a higher distance, thanks to the Deadman’s towering stature. He has admitted, “That move is probably one of the most nerve-wracking moves I think I’ve ever done.”
One-Winged Angel
Kenny Omega’s One-Winged Angel is a unique cross between an electric chair drop, DDT, and piledriver, and the one-leg hook demonstrates the move’s artfulness before the impending devastation. The finisher’s name is part of the allure, originating from the “Final Fantasy” video game franchise.
Vader’s Moonsault
The 450-pound Vader’s moonsault always took the crowd’s breath away because of how perfectly he would leap off the top rope, flip in mid-air, and land on his opponent. The finisher became Vader’s signature way to differentiate himself from other big men in the wrestling business.
The Kokeshi
Tomoaki Honma’s Kokeshi is a variation of the diving headbutt that features his own unique twist. While traditionally done with a dive, Honma simply falls in his variation, but the intensity behind the move is apparent and special because of how rarely he executes it.