Originally Posted by CaptainHook
I always liked finishing moves that fit two criteria.
(1) They could come out of nowhere
(2) They were somewhat rooted in reality
Moves like the Shamrock heelhook, the Backlund/Benoit crossface, or any of the variety of sleeper holds always caught my attention.
I'd amend that. It should result in a pinfall ASAP so a manager or another wrestler can break it up or the wrestler can squirm to the ropes. That's why Jake's (Also one of my favorites) DDT was so good. It could come out of nowhere (Until he started telegraphing it by twirling his finger in the air) it was based in reality and he could apply the move and pin the other guy before anyone could interfere.