I know that one! There are some wrestling maneuvers that every wrestling fan knows. Some of them are just so big that you know them automatically. There are some that are specific to various wrestlers and those are often the biggest of all time. However, before they became iconic, they had to debut somewhere. Just where did they come from though? WWE is letting you know.
Tell me more.
WWE has released a new video, looking at the Origins of Five Iconic Finishing Maneuvers. The video shows the first time that the five moves were used on television and possibly why the move was used in the first place. Since the moves are all making their debuts on television, these are all from the modern era, with the oldest only coming from all the way back in 2003.
Opinion: I can go with some of these, but I’m not sure about calling some of these iconic. I mean, Dirty Deeds isn’t even the first move that Dean Ambrose used by that name. I can go with things like the RKO and maybe even the STF, but I’m not sure the Figure Eight is iconic. A signature and unique for sure, but I think of something more like the Randy Savage elbow drop or Hulk Hogan’s big leg. Still though, the history is always cool to see.
Which of these moves is your favorite? Do you know where your favorite move came from? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 2003 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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