10 Times Wrestlers No-Sold Killer Moves

10. Shawn Michaels No-Sells Orton's Punt

A more recent entry and a rare miss from one of pro wrestling's most gifted sell artists of all time, Shawn Michaels' no-sell of Randy Orton's Punt in the build-up to this year's SummerSlam was nothing short of unheard of.

Hypothetically, punting somebody directly in the side of their head should be enough to easily knock them out, and such has been the case for every wrestler who has ever taken The Viper's boot to their temple. For Shawn Michaels, however, this was not the case.

It was bad enough that Michaels was already stirring immediately after taking the move, but within 30 seconds, he'd already crawled his way over to the corner of the ring and began making his way up to his feet. In his defense, he never fully stood up before the episode ended, but given the devastating nature of the move, he should have been rendered entirely immobile.

Although the Heartbreak Kid has not wrestled in over a decade (Crown Jewel 2018 never happened), nobody should be so rusty as to completely forget to sell somebody's offense properly. Especially when you're promoting a World Championship match at a Big Four PPV, and even more especially when you're Shawn-bloody-Michaels, inarguably one of the all-around greatest to ever lace up a pair of wrestling boots.


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