In a WWE ring, adaptation is undoubtedly a key factor in maintaining
a long and successful career. If a superstar plans on sticking around then they
must be open to changing with the times and trying out new things. While this
change could involve a new outfit or a gimmick update, it could just as easily
be a new finishing move.
There have been countless WWE superstars that decided to evolve
their arsenal whenever the changing times required them to do so. From the Big Show’s
Knockout Punch to The Undertaker’s Last Ride, new signatures have reinvigorated
even the most legendary of superstars, while complementing them just as well as
their previous ones.
However, not every finisher is as lucky and unfortunately, some of them fade away into obscurity. Over the years, we have seen plenty
of superstars try something different, only for it to ultimately become a
failed experiment. Some moves were
unable to make an impression on the WWE Universe and were traded in for something superior, while others were just inexplicably
With that in mind, let's take a look back at some of these short-lived
manoeuvres that you may have forgotten about.