He got it! In the history of wrestling, there may never have been a bigger name than Steve Austin (if he’s not at the top of the list, he beats almost anyone else for second place). Armed with the Stunner, there was no one that Austin couldn’t put down and he became the biggest star in the world as a result. That impact is still felt today, even in a world bigger than the WWE.
On Sunday during the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders game, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce caught a touchdown pass. In celebration, he gave teammate Anthony Sherman a Stone Cold Stunner before returning to the sidelines. For his part, Sherman played along and fell straight to his back. The announcer on the broadcast referred to the move as a DDT.
They need Jim Ross here. Check out wrestling invading the NFL:
Opinion: If there’s one wrestler who is going to fit in the hard hitting NFL, it’s Austin. He was one of the best brawlers of all time and knew how to fire a crowd up every single time. Throw in the fact that the Stunner is the kind of move that can be done to anyone at any time and it’s perfect for something like this. Austin will likely be proud and considering he hasn’t wrestled in fifteen years, he’s certainly earned the right to be.
What is your favorite finisher? Who sold the Stunner the best in history? 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 1997 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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