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10 Wrestlers With Better Signatures Than Finishers

In which some light sacrilege happens.

WWE

If there's one advantage to the toxic discourse that the creation of something good has formed (!), it's that AEW's mere existence at the forefront means other draining, ignorant, bad-faith dialogues have faded into view.

Mercifully, even the mutants who exist to make life that bit more annoying have limited energy with which to do that. They tire themselves out, bless 'em, and suck their thumbs in their 2006 DX jammies.

Since there are far more significant concerns to deal with now - such as Kenny Omega giving three minutes to an enhancement talent on a skeleton crew-helmed Dynamite - the "Finishers are dead" discourse no longer poisons wrestling media.

Finishers are great now; they are just protected with more nuance than they were in years gone by. Chris Jericho's Judas Effect and Kenny Omega's One-Winged Angel are 100% effective death blows. Cody is selective enough with his Cross Rhodes to an extent that fans still bite on it, which is very much the point. Keith Lee's Big Bang Catastrophe is the assured end of a match. Jon Moxley just needs to elevate the Paradigm Shift a few more gruesome degrees to get it done by the finish against stronger opponents.

But there are some that need replacing...

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