Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
By far the worst offender of all was the finishing move that Buff Bagwell used, the "Blockbuster" which required not only the dazed rise to the feet, but also that the dazed rise NEAR the turnbuckle that Buff happened to be standing on.
Probably the most difficult set up at the moment belongs to Mr. Kennedy. Basically he's got to catch someone climbing the corner and get them on his shoulders in order to hit the steamroller.
Mind you, I'm loving Kennedy and the move is pretty damn cool, but you have to suspend your disbelief to think that he can hit it in every match.
My personal favorite finisher is Spanky's Sliced Bread #2. He can whip it out from any tie up near the ropes and it's totally believable that it would knock cold a bigger man. And it's wicked awesome to watch.
Diamond Dallas Page did a real nice job selling the Diamond-Cutter-from-anywhere concept back in the mid-90s.
The Lionsault's a personal fave for me. It's a quick aerial. One of the problems with most splashes is that it takes some guys an eternity to get up the ropes. RVD's quick rope mount is something more wrestlers should be trying to lift. Anyway, Jericho only needs a small window to nail a Lionsault.
I also like collision finishers, even if I'm no great fan of collision finisher wrestlers. The Clothesline from Hell and Monty Brown's Pounce are great explosive finishers. Not surprisingly those two moves take advantage of their football skills, but without the contrived setup required for a spear.