As the years go by, WWE Superstars come and go. However, it is the finishers that live on. They get passed down on to the next generation of of wrestlers. I won’t just be talking about finishes I'll also be talking about signatures as well. Let's face it, some finishers are fricken sweet. But some are just well... overused so here is my top 5 over used finishers.
7. Figure Four Leg Lock
Most known for using The Figure Four, "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair was one of the most common users. Over the years more and more have been using it, The Miz, Shawn Michaels, John Cena, and Bret "The Hitman" Hart and so on.
6. Sharp Shooter.
Now in the WWE most families use the same moves, for example-mainly the Hart Family would use the Sharp Shooter as a finishing move. Other wrestlers such as Sting (who calls it "The Scorpion Death Lock"), Shawn Michaels and The Rock also used it. The Hart Family include superstars such as Bret Hart, Owen Hart, Natalya and Tyson Kidd.
5. Samoan Drop.
Like the Sharp Shooter, the Samoan Drop is most used by the biggest family in WWE "The Anoaʻi Family." The Anoaʻi Family has great WWE legends in it such as Yokozuna, The Rock, The Uso's and Roman Reigns. Other than that family, Ryback does a finisher called "Shell Shocked" which is pretty much a Samoan Drop.
4. Power Bombs.
With the Power Bomb, I am also referring to the Batista Bomb. Power Bombs are really common with a lot of people using them as finishers or just a move. The Power Bomb is used as a finisher by Batista (Batista Bomb), Luke Harper, Kevin Owens (Pop-Up Power Bomb) and Kevin Nash's Jack Knife Power Bomb. Power Bombs are also used by many superstars but not as a finisher.
The DDT originally used by Jake "The Snake" Roberts stands for "Drop Dead Twice." The DDT is another move that is used for both a finisher and a normal attacking move. Some wrestlers who use the DDT as a finisher include Mick Foley (Double Arm DDT), Dolph Ziggler (Leaping DDT), Dean Ambrose (Dirty Deeds) and Sting (Scorpion Death Drop-it’s a DDT backwards).
Although the Spear is a great finisher it was and is used by WAY too many people. The Spear is used by people from all generations people such as Goldberg, Ryhno, Edge and Roman Reigns. My personal favourite Spear as a finisher is by Edge, although Roman Reigns did an awesome one to Rusev at The Royal Rumble 2015 (video below). Some other wrestlers do a spear as a signature as well such as Charlotte, Batista and The Big Show.
#1 The Super Kick
Ahh Yes, the Super Kick! First used by Shawn Michaels called "Sweet Chin Music!" the super kick as it is now called has become more and more popular in the WWE lately with almost every superstar uses it. Superstars like Dolph Ziggler, Rusev The Uso's, Alberto Del Rio, Paige, and Tamina Snuka and so on and so on. I could literaly list so many more right now.
The list keeps going on and on for most common finishers that I could have added like the Frog Splash, RKO and Choke slam, but I thought seven might be enough. I do know that Shawn Michaels uses other peoples finishers out of respect, so if he uses your finisher, he respects you.