10 Early Wrestler Finishers You Totally Forgot About

10. Shawn Michaels - Teardrop Suplex

Also called the leg-hook Saito suplex, a variation on the traditional Saito suplex pioneered by Masa Saito. During 1992 and 1993, The Heartbreak Kid was still ironing out the kinks in his new career as a singles wrestler, and had adopted the teardrop suplex as his finish.

It didn€™'t have quite the drama of Sweet Chin Music, but the superkick had been a part of Michaels€™ arsenal since his tag team days in the Rockers with Marty Jannetty, and it wasn€™'t until his character started to take off that he began to add the theatrics €“ and the nickname.

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