October 16, 2019, 2:53

WWE: Five great ‘stolen’ finishers – the legendary moves which remain in use today

WWE: Five great ‘stolen’ finishers – the legendary moves which remain in use today

The Stunner (Kevin Owens)

The Stunner became synonymous with ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin during the Attitude Era.

The McMahon family certainly felt the wrath of a few and The Rock was well known for his uncanny ability to over-sell the impact.

KO has brought it back and kept that ‘outta nowhere’ surprise factor which made it such a popular move.

Top-rope Elbow Drop (Bayley)

It’s credited to the ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage, who had the cameras flashing when he soared through the air in the 1980s and 90s.

Bayley already pays tribute to the Macho King with her sash-strewn pre-match attire, but has also added the elbow drop to her offensive arsenal, although she faces competition from Kairi Sane in terms of height and crispness.

Running Powerslam (Braun Strowman)

The British Bulldog put down opponents with this during his time with WWE. It wasn’t the most spectacular but it highlighted the raw power of Davey Boy Smith.

When the Monster Among Men first joined the WWE’s main roster as part of the Wyatt Family, some may remember his energy-sapping Bear Hug that choked life out of his opponents.

No longer in his repertoire, Strowman has adopted the Bulldog’s finisher, defeating many big men in the process.

Camel Clutch (Rusev)

Now known as The Accolade, the Bulgarian Brute has replicated Sergeant Slaughter’s Camel Clutch.

Slaughter, a former WWE Champion, sapped the life out of many competitors with the agonising submission hold during his time in the ring.

Figure Four leg-lock (The Miz)

This was the trademark of ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair, contorting his opponent’s legs into painful angles and forcing them to tap out.

Sourse: skysports.com

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