We've never been a big fan of lists, but whatev it is summer. We want every Wednesday to be a top five list. But with a slight twist. We're asking for reader submissions. It can be a top five list about anything you want. Just email us your list, with youtube links and pics. We'll pick the best one for the week and post it. If no one does it, really we could care less.
During the playoffs the great blog "The Big Lead," had this [post] about the top five WWF entrances of all time.
We wanted to make this post, but we were to busy watching the world champs.
But now that it is summer, we have the time to sit down and compile our list of the top five finishing moves in the history of the WWF (we refuse to call it the WWE.)
It goes without saying that WWF references are our bread and butter. In any given recap, you'll see one.
We firmly believe that in some strange way, the WWF is somehow responsible for a lot of sports bloggers.
See, back in the mid-90's we had no internet or message boards to read/react about some big time match. When Monday Night Raw went off the air at 11:01 pm on USA, you we're always left wanting more. The same thing with all the pay-per-views.
So in some ways are quest to update shit and get things out is from a place inside that remembers when there was nothing of the sort.
The following is our top five, plus some honorable mentions of all time finishing moves in the history of the WWF.
There is nothing better for a wrestling fan then a finishing move by your favorite wrestler.
Wrestling is pretty gay now. It used to be life.
There used to be a time where you would daydream of completing the finishing move on your math teacher, or even some douche you knew in high school.
We knew one kid who got three days of out of school suspension because he gave another kid the "Stone Cold Stunner."
Anyways here is our list:
Yokozuna, "The Bonzai Drop."
Absolutely devastating finisher from a very underrated heel in the 90's.
Jake The Snake Roberts, "DDT."
The DDT's simplicity is what makes it great.
Mr. Perfect, "Perfect Plex."
One of our favorite wrestlers ever. The Perfect Plex was another great finisher, because you could see yourself doing it to your grandma when she pissed you off.
Hulk Hogan's leg drop.
First off this maybe one of the greatest youtubes of all time:
This is on our list of events we would go back to if we ever had a time machine.
We went back and forth on the Leg drop. After watching several of Hogan floating in mid-air for what seemed like ages it is hard to agrue that it shouldn't be in the top five. But Hogan was as big in the 90s as he was in the 80s for us.
Whatever that means.
Ric Flair- The Figure Four leg lock
Who hasn't ever attempted that move?
Pretty sure that clip is why Al Gore invented YouTube.
And just for good measure:
Now to our top five:
5. Stone Cold Steve Austin - The Stunner
Waiting for the Stone Cold Stunner to be unleashed..oh man.
Of all these moves, this is the move you secretly still want to do.
4. The Undertaker - Tombstone Piledriver
Another wrestler that transcends the sport. Another reason why the NHL should adopt WWF themes.
Next year, Pens in Washington... Malkin doesn't come up for the opening faceoff. Right before the puck is dropped the lights go out in the Verizon Center:
The Undertaker's finisher was the stuff of legends.
It was one of those moves that had just enough waiting time before he lowered the boom.
3. Bret the Hitman Hart--Sharpshooter
Best there is, best there was, best there ever will be.
Brett Hart was pretty much the 90's in terms of wrestling. Around like 95, he was unstoppable. If you ever want to waste some time read about the Montreal Screw Job on Wikipedia.
We can pretty much say for fact the Sharpshooter was duplicated in a lot of living rooms across the country back in the day:
2. Shawn Michaels - Sweet Chin Music
Not going to lie. There isn't a day that goes by where we don't think about giving someone Sweet Chin Music.
We still remembering slapping hands with friends after he gave Vader Sweet Chin Music in some match.
1. Razor Ramon - The Razor's Edge
By far our favorite wrestler of all time. We've made like 10,000 Razor's Edge photoshops since we started the blog.
Score one for the bad guy.