The 5 Best Finishing Moves in WWE
Finishing moves are in integral part of a wrestler, as well as his overall development as a character.
It helps to define their persona.
Whether it is a move that occurs out of nowhere, or requires a lot of buildup, finishing moves are what make wrestlers unique.
Because everyone uses a different finishing maneuver, that is what make wrestling truly unique.
But before I begin my countdown, I want to acknowledge finishing moves who just missed the cut.
CM Punk-Go To Sleep
Michelle McCool-Faith Breaker
Christian kicks off the countdown at number 5 with the Killswitch.
What makes this move so devastating is the impact.
He sneaks behind his incapacitated opponent and grabs his opponent's arms. While he spins them around, he still has his opponent's arms hooked.
By doing this, he leaves them completely defenseless as they slams them face first directly into the mat.
When Christian hits the Killswitch, opponents usually stay down, and if that continues to happen, championship gold could soon be around Captain Charisma's waist.
4. Chris Jericho-Code Breaker
When Chris Jericho returned to the WWE in late 2007, he came back rejuvenated and with a new finishing move.
Jericho effectively uses the Codebreaker by getting a running start, grabbing his opponent by the head, and slamming their head into his knees as he lands on the mat.
This move is used often by Jericho, and is especially dangerous because he can set it up with ease and it can come out of nowhere.
The Codebreaker has been used to devastating effect, and with Jericho on RAW, this move could very well lead him back to another WWE Championship reign.
3. Randy Orton-Punt
Randy Orton's punt comes in at #3, but for good reason.
While its delivery is simple, this move is extremely dangerous, as it has sent superstars like Batista to the injured list due to the force Orton puts behind his kick.
This move is similar to the vile Orton, as the intent on injuring the opponent is clearly displayed by his actions before delivering the finishing move.
Orton simply goes into another world before executing it. He measures his opponent carefully, before exploding and unleashing a powerful kick easily capable of producing head trauma.
When you factor in The Viper's multiple championships, as well as the number of injuries it has caused, it is enough to place Randy Orton's Punt in at #3.
2. Randy Orton-RKO
The Viper strikes again on the countdown, this time with the move he is ultimately known for, the RKO.
Orton delivers the RKO with pinpoint accuracy, but it is not only the move that defines Orton.
The way The Viper stalks his opponent before delivering the RKO, clearly defines Orton and his obsession with inflicting punishment on others.
Orton jumps up grabs opponents by the neck and slams them down to the mat, leaving his opponent's face and body completely vulnerable.
This move is extremely dangerous, because, Orton can deliver it at anytime with great precision.
1. The Undertaker-Tombstone Piledriver
Coming in at #1 on the best finishing moves in the WWE, is The Undertaker's Tombstone Piledriver.
To me it is a no brainer, as only a handful of superstars have ever kicked out of this devastating move.
The Undertaker sets his opponents up for the Tombstone, by lifting them as a scoop slam, but turning them upside down, parallel to his body, then falls down to his knees, driving his opponents head into the canvas.
This move has brought him many championships, as well as putting an end to the legendary Shawn Michael's career at WrestleMania 26.
As long as he uses this move at his disposal, The Phenom will be considered a major threat to the WWE or World Heavyweight Championship and has already cemented his status as a future Hall of Famer.