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 Posted: Thu Aug 2nd, 2012 01:03 am
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The Hogan legdrop is and always has been awful

The People's Elbow. Guy has to lay there for 20 seconds while The Rock does his thing.

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 Posted: Thu Aug 2nd, 2012 01:07 am
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Cena's Attitude Adjustment is awful

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 Posted: Thu Aug 2nd, 2012 01:18 am
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I never liked Gino Hernandez' back elbow drop off the turnbuckles.

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 Posted: Thu Aug 2nd, 2012 01:22 am
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Hogan's legdrop, the People's Elbow, and the Attitude Adjustment are all generally well-executed and over.  Hacksaw Duggan's taped-fist punch really got on my nerves, but it was over and executed just fine.

Bad finishers would be things like Outback Jack's boomerang, the Renegade's top rope splash, and The Pearl's moonsault.

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For me, the alltime low was The Worm. 



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 Posted: Thu Aug 2nd, 2012 01:37 am
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thunderbolt wrote: For me, the alltime low was The Worm. 
Did he ever really get a win hitting it though?  I remember everyone kicking out



Another bad one was the Tully Blanchard Slingshot suplex.  He did it great, just believability was nil

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BayouBoogie wrote: I never liked Gino Hernandez' back elbow drop off the turnbuckles.
Second this one.



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mike3775 wrote: thunderbolt wrote: For me, the alltime low was The Worm. 
Did he ever really get a win hitting it though?  I remember everyone kicking out



Another bad one was the Tully Blanchard Slingshot suplex.  He did it great, just believability was nil

OH come on.  The slingshot suplex is one of the greatest finishers of all-time.  On those old rupper-cord NWA ropes?  Fucking awesome.  That move still resonates today.

Now, you want a bad finisher? ... the Shake Rattle N Roll by Honky Tonk Man.  A swinging neck breaker, done as sloppily as possible.  Terrible.

I forgot about Gino's back elbow off the ropes, but I'd put that up there as a cool move.

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Blazer wrote: mike3775 wrote: thunderbolt wrote: For me, the alltime low was The Worm. 
Did he ever really get a win hitting it though?  I remember everyone kicking out



Another bad one was the Tully Blanchard Slingshot suplex.  He did it great, just believability was nil

OH come on.  The slingshot suplex is one of the greatest finishers of all-time.  On those old rupper-cord NWA ropes?  Fucking awesome.  That move still resonates today.

Now, you want a bad finisher? ... the Shake Rattle N Roll by Honky Tonk Man.  A swinging neck breaker, done as sloppily as possible.  Terrible.

I forgot about Gino's back elbow off the ropes, but I'd put that up there as a cool move.
I agree to disagree on Slingshot suplex, but agree on Shake Rattle Roll by HTM


A tag team finisher that was awful was the Rock N Roll Express's double drop kick on opponents

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HBK's teardrop suplex sucked big time.



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tofu_chipmunk wrote: Hogan's legdrop, the People's Elbow, and the Attitude Adjustment are all generally well-executed and over.  Hacksaw Duggan's taped-fist punch really got on my nerves, but it was over and executed just fine.

Bad finishers would be things like Outback Jack's boomerang, the Renegade's top rope splash, and The Pearl's moonsault.


Agreed.  Especially the leg drop.  It worked just fine for the time.

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The Garvin Stomp

Stan Pulaski (nee Vachon) with his "Gung Fu" (knuckles grinding into his opponent's temples)...or what would call it when I was in my early teen....NOOGIES!

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Backlund's atomic drop looked ridiculous, probably the worst finisher by a World champion ever (I'm assuming that if David Arquette ever came up with a finisher in his backyard, it would've been better too).  Even at the time, it was a move being used throughout the NWA as just another spot that barely hurt.  And aside from that, almost no one ever figured out how to sell it.  Half the guys pretended to be knocked out by it.  You get dropped on your tailbone and that causes you to be knocked out for a 3 count?  Worse than The Worm.  At least there you have the pretense of a chop to the throat legitimately being able to incapacitate someone, if you can overlook the fact that a chop to the throat is supposed to be illegal in pro wrestling. 

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I guess I'd like to add the Otto Wanz steamroller as a particularly ludicrous finish.  Not that it didn't look effective, because it's not a bad display for a 375 pound guy to pull off and showcase his bulk.  But since much of the rest of Otto's bouts gave no appearance that he had any agility, I felt it was loony to all of a sudden watch him get inspired to move.  When Otto starts his tumbling I could hear that Daffy Duck sound effect when he'd start backflipping onto his beak WOOHOOWHOOHOO.

 

 

 

 

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I was always a Bob Armstrong fan, but I hated when he finished matches by stomping on a guy's chest from the second rope. It was much better when he did the sunset flip or used the sleeper hold.

Count me in the group that loved the sling-shot suplex.

Was never a fan of guy's garnering a win with an "illegal" move, such as Garvin's "Hands of Stone" or anyone using a thrust/chop to the throat.



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