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Full Listing For WWE's 50 Greatest Finishers DVD/Blu-Ray


Quick note about NXT: I can't find it online and it's not listed on so I have no idea when/if I'll be able to get it up.
- WWE has released details on their 50 Greatest Finishing Moves in WWE History DVD/Bu-Ray, including the top 50 list. Check out the details below:

50. JBL - Clothesline
49. Vader - Vader Bomb
48. Dusty Rhodes - Bionic Elbow
47. Million Dollar Man - Million Dollar Dream
46. Kerry Von Erich - Iron Claw
45. Ravishing Rick Rude - Rude Awakening
44. Lex Luger - Torture Rack
43. Dudley Boyz - 3-D
42. Bam Bam Bigelow - Moonsault
41. DDP - Diamond Cutter
40. Mankind - Mandible Claw / Socko
39. Honky Tonk Man - Shake Rattle and Roll
38. Yokozuna - Bonzai Drop
37. Flash Funk - 450 Splash
36. Sting - Scorpion Lock
35. Lita - Moonsault
34. Kevin Nash - Jack-knife
33. Jerry Lawler - Piledriver
32. RVD - Five-Star Frog Splash
31. Big Show – Chokeslam
30. CM Punk - GTS
29. Brock Lesnar - F-5
28. Bob Backlund - Chicken Wing
27. Batista - Batista Bomb
26. Mr. Perfect - Perfect Plex
25. Kurt Angle - Ankle Lock
24. Chris Jericho - Lion Tamer / Walls of Jericho
23. Edge – Spear
22. Iron Sheik - Camel Clutch
21. John Cena - Attitude Adjustment
20. Scott Hall - Razors Edge
19. Goldberg - Jackhammer
18. Rey Mysterio - 6-1-9
17. Road Warriors - Doomsday Device
16. Bruno Sammartino – Bearhug
15. Sgt. Slaughter - Cobra Clutch
14. Jeff Hardy - Swanton Bomb
13. Eddie Guerrero - Frog Splash
12. Macho Man Randy Savage - Elbow off Top Rope
11. Randy Orton - RKO
10. Bret Hitman Hart - Sharpshooter
9. Jimmy Superfly Snuka - Superfly Splash
8. Nature Boy Ric Flair - Figure Four Leg Lock
7. Hulk Hogan - Leg Drop
6. Shawn Michaels - Sweet Chin Music
5. Jake The Snake Roberts - DDT
4. The Rock - Rock Bottom / Peoples Elbow
3. Triple H – Pedigree
2. Undertaker - Tombstone Piledriver
1. Stone Cold Steve Austin - Stunner

Bonus: Booker T - Spinarooni

Bonus: John Morrison - Starship Pain

Bonus: Scotty Too Hotty - The Worm

Bonus: Rikishi - Stinkface

Bonus: Shane McMahon - Coast to Coast

Bonus: Billy Kidman - Shooting Star Press

Sgt. Slaughter Demonstrates The Cobra Clutch on Tony Anthony
World Wide Wrestling – 10th December, 1981

DDT vs. Rude Awakening Match
Jake "The Snake" Roberts vs. "Ravishing" Rick Rude
Madison Square Garden – 24th October, 1988

WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
Mr. Perfect vs. Texas Tornado
Dayton, Ohio – 13th January, 1991

WWE Championship Match
Bret "Hitman" Hart vs. Bob Backlund
Superstars – 30th July, 1994

WCW World Tag Team Championship Match
Kevin Nash & Scott Hall vs. The Giant & Lex Luger
SuperBrawl VII – 23rd February, 1997

King of the Ring Semi-Final Match
Mankind vs. Jerry "The King" Lawler
King of the Ring – 8th June, 1997

Rob Van Dam vs. 2 Cold Scorpio
Living Dangerously – 1st March, 1998

Four Corners Match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship
‘Nature Boy' Ric Flair vs. Diamond Dallas Page vs. Hollywood Hogan vs. Sting
With Special Guest Referee "Macho Man" Randy Savage
Spring Stampede –11th April, 1999

Chris Jericho & The Rock vs. Kurt Angle & Stone Cold Steve Austin
SmackDown – 15th November, 2001

Rob Van Dam & Bubba Ray Dudley vs. Brock Lesnar & Eddie Guerrero
Raw - 3rd June, 2002

No Disqualification Tag Team Match
Shawn Michaels & Jeff Hardy vs. Chris Jericho & Christian
Raw – 17th February, 2003

The Rock vs. Goldberg
Backlash – 27th April, 2003

6-Man Elimination Match
Bubba Ray, DVon & Spike Dudley vs. Evolution (Triple H, ‘Nature Boy' Ric Flair & Randy Orton)
Raw – 14th July, 2003

WWE Women's Championship Match
Trish Stratus vs. Lita
Raw 6th December, 2004

Fatal 4-Way Elimination Match to become the Number One Contender for the World Heavyweight Championship
Shawn Michaels vs. Randy Orton vs. JBL vs. Chris Jericho
Raw – 29th December, 2008

Fatal 4-Way Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
Undertaker vs. Batista vs. Rey Mysterio vs. CM Punk
Bragging Rights – 25th October, 2009

Six Pack Challenge Elimination Match for the WWE Championship
Sheamus vs. John Cena vs. Randy Orton vs. Chris Jericho vs. Edge vs. Wade Barrett
Night of Champions – 9th September, 2010

Blu-ray Exclusive Content:
Triple H & Undertaker vs. Big Show & Edge
SmackDown – 6th February, 2009

Rey Mysterio, Jeff Hardy & The Great Khali vs. Edge, Dolph Ziggler & Chris Jericho
Raw – 22nd June, 2009

No Disqualification, 6-Man Tag Team Match
Mr. McMahon & D-Generation X (Shawn Michaels & Triple H) vs. Randy Orton & Legacy (Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase)
Raw – 24th August, 2009

Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match
Team Mysterio (Rey Mysterio, Big Show, Chris Masters, Kofi Kingston, & MVP) vs. Team Alberto (Alberto
Del Rio, Cody Rhodes, Jack Swagger, Drew McIntyre, & Tyler Reks)
Survivor Series – 21st November, 2010

John Cena & Rey Mysterio vs. CM Punk & R-Truth
With Special Guest Referee Bret "Hitman" Hart
Raw – 23rd May, 2011


  1. Cena, Edge and Lita seem like slightly high, although you can understand why. The 3D is too low.

    But it's a fun list.

  2. Get rid of Shake Rattle n' Roll and sub in the Codebreaker (yes, Jericho gets two) and you've got something there.

    PS. Does NXT have it's own separate website, like or something? I thought I heard something about it not being on anymore.

  3. Rikishi didn't use the Stink Face as his finisher, did he? The Rikishi Driver was a great move.

  4. If it does I haven't been able to find it, although that's not with a long look or anything.  There's still a section for it on but you have to search for it.

  5. There should have been room for Blackjack Mulligan's claw, which I remember growing up because they'd put a big red X over the screen to make you believe he was squeezing the victim's skull so hard he'd start to bleed.

    Also, no love for Tony Atlas' press slam? for the British Bulldogs' combo of a gorilla press/diving headbutt?

  6. No Yes Lock makes me a sad panda.

  7. NXT is only going to be shown overseas at this point.

  8. Kind of a silly list. The Cobra Clutch twice? Pedigree #3 (it is a WWE list, I suppose)? 3-D waaaay below Hogan's Leg Drop? Shake Rattle and Roll shouldn't be on the list at all-it was always a joke finisher...I don't remember seeing Honky use it outside of squash matches against jobbers.

    So many others deserving of this list: the Hart Attack, Demolition's finisher, Koko B Ware's Ghostbuster, Brain Buster's spike piledriver, Orndorff's piledriver, Davey Boy's running powerbomb.

  9. You would think they could have let us know that on the show.

  10. According to The Score's commercials, we will get to see it tomorrow in Canada. I look forward to seeing it!

  11. This is an oddly-specific list to have compiled.

  12. I can't believe that Arm BAR and ARM Bar both failed to make this list!

  13. And the Jackhammer was one of  the worst finishers anticlimactic coming after his mammoth Spear (that put Edge's to shame...)

  14. If you put that in, then you really need to have the Crippler Crossface as well...

  15. Is that Bret Hart vs. Bob Backlund match the one where Backlund snapped after losing?  First time for that one being released isn't it?

  16. Wait a minute, wait a minute...a bearhug made the list? I guess it's The Bearhug...but really?

  17. The DVD releases are getting really weird and niche-based.  I'm working on the Best of Falls Count Anywhere one right now, a three-disc collection of a mish-mash of hardcore matches, street fights and falls count anywhere matches.  It's a bizarre dogs' breakfast of stuff.  

  18. And coming soon, from WWE Home Video:

    History of the WWE RAW General Manager
    WWE's Greatest PG Promos
    WWE's Greatest Rivalries: John Cena vs Big Show (3 disc set)
    The Best of Las Vegas Roulette
    Hornswaggle: The Man. The Myth. The Legend.

  19. I've always thought that Bill Kazmaier's Upside Down Bearhug was pretty badass.

  20. Bah, the Diamond Cutter so far below the RKO...

    By the way, I don't think the new NXT was ever going to be something we could watch. Jim Ross certainly didn't seem to think so, he's been saying since they had the first taping awhile ago that while he didn't know, he didn't expect it to be available in the States. Why they won't just put it online for us, I don't know. I actually was interested in it with some of the FCW guys and Ross/Regal doing commentary for at least some of it.

  21. Crippler Crosswhat?

    And he's beat such luminaries as Kofi Kingston and um...Kofi Kingston.

  22. As many people as any other heel with a submission. He's made midcard faces tap quite a few times, but he's generally not going to make any top faces tap, they pretty much never tap out because WWE's afraid they'll look too weak if they do. They wouldn't need to even bring up the Crossface anyway. Just bring up LeBell and how he changed it to the Yes Lock.

  23. I doubt they care, sadly. I know JR said a month ago he doubted it would be available in the US, at least.

  24. In Kayfabe the Pedigree is one of the hardest moves to kick out of.  I think that's what this list is really about.

  25. I know its retarded to argue about these lists but how is sweet chin music not number 1?

  26. Also, how is the Shooting Star Press not a top 50 finisher? Even if they're pissed at Bourne at this point, put Kidman's on the list instead of as a "bonus". Kidman and Bourne largely got over because of their finishers (no disrespect to either guy who I enjoy, but the finisher is what made them stand out) and it's not even in the top 50?

  27. Extras aside, how does this list compare to, say, random YouTube videos?

  28. Good lord, don't give them ideas.

    It's says a lot that the Roulette one would be the best by a mile. Hell, better than some of the real ones they've done lately;)

  29. Pretty random and thrown-together list. The only match on here I'm interested in owning is Hart-Backlund, and that on it's own won't be enough for me to buy this. Just do a Bret Hart Unreleased Collectors Series already!

  30. Yes on both counts. About the only thing on this set that I would want.

  31. Wow. They left Sid's powerbomb out?
    (He'll be pissed. Squeegees at ten paces, anyone?)

    Bulldog's running powerslam is another surprising omission.

    And Gangrel's jumping DDT was always pretty badass to watch.

  32. Or even freaking mark Mero. It is absolutely a top 50.

  33. The "Impaler," right? Man, I loved that move.

  34. Rumor has it that WWE might be working on an exclusive deal to show it on hulu.

  35. I actually agree with everything in front of it except the DDT. Plus, the Hogan Legdrop should be higher (maybe #2).

  36. Interesting that they were willing to put so much ahead of the FU. And...why are there two Frog Splashes? Why not just make them one entry and mention multiple people?

  37. I'm annoyed that there's so much overlap with the next set--WWE: Top 50 Moves Where the Opponent Stays on the Mat for an Inexplicable Length of Time While the Superstar does Some Kind of Ridiculous Dance and then Lands an Ineffectual Falling Strike which Somehow Results in A Pinfall (Which Might Have Made Sense if the Guy had Just Gone for a Pin in the First Place, but Now His Opponent's had Ample Time to Rest and Should be Able to Kick Out from what would Otherwise Just be a Transition Move Without All the Pageantry).  On sale soon, exclusively at Walmart!!!

  38. This looks kinda crappy, I don't think I'm even gonna bother to bootleg this. Though I'll probably borrow it if anyone I know gets it.

  39. Sharpshooter seems at least 5 or so spots too low. Kayfabe or otherwise. When Bret locked that shit on, it was over. Unlike today when everyone gets to the ropes, and no one ever taps to a submission finisher. If crowds still pop for submissions anymore--despite having no reason to--I feel like it's residual conditioning from the sharpshooter. 

  40. "a bizarre dogs' breakfast of stuff?" I'm going to make it my goal to work that into conversation for the rest of the week.

  41. I'll hand over my debit card to WWE Home Video right now... as long as the Spin the Wheel Coal Miner's Glove match is a bonus feature on the Las Vegas Roulette 4 disc set.

  42. Yes, I have such fond memories of Sting's Scorpion Lock in WWE. I'm glad to see it well represented in WWE's 50 Greatest Finishers. Yes sir, the Stinger was always one of my favorite WWE Superstars.

  43. I'll take "Amazing Shit I Never Heard Before But Will Now Pretend To Have Made Up" for 200 please...

  44. I imagine Mero's probably higher on their shit list than Evan Bourne.

  45. thats a fun and fairly uncontroversial list.  You can shuffle moves up or down a few spots but there isnt anything really out of place. For mine you really cant argue with Stunner-Tombstone-Pedigree as far as kayfabe goes

  46. He beat Miz with it a couple times. Which isn't that much more impressive at the moment, is it?

  47. Cause just like the RKO it takes a ridiculous amount of time to set up and eliminates credulity. Nah, thats not really, why but Ive never liked either finisher for this reason.

    Austin's Stunner is cool with me... though I dont know how Slaughters Clutch is so far ahead of the sweet ass Million $$ Dream

  48. that's what I thought as well.

    if Sting is in, where's the Eliminators TOTAL ELIMINATION?!

  49. Miz who?  I mean, if he was important, surely he'd be on TV.

  50. I know it won them a bunch of matches, but Demolition's finisher always struck me as fairly weak.

  51. Well, this looks pretty unremarka...

    "WWE Championship Match
    Bret "Hitman" Hart vs. Bob Backlund
    Superstars – 30th July, 1994"Damn it, just take my money...

  52.  How on Earth could the RKO be so far ahead of The Diamond Cutter? I mean, that time when DDP had Eddie on his shoulders, like he was gonna powerslam him, but then spun him up in the air and brought down with a Diamond Cutter should have earned him a spot above the RKO on principal. The Diamond Cutter was incredible. I mean, he went out of a Jackhammer into it. And the opponent never jumped in the air either.

    What's the deal with the Hart v Backlund match?

    Also, it's a complete slap in the face that it's Shane McMahon's Coast to Coast, and not RVD's Van Terminator.

  53. No love from the wwe for ultimate warriors gorilla press/big splash? Also in kayfabe how the fuck is the bonzai drop twenty spots below the 619. That's not even reys finisher is it? And at the time yokos move was killer

  54. Granted, I didn't watch a lot of WCW, but I prefer Randy's RKO to the Diamond Cutter. It just seems a lot more impactful, while the DDP seems basically a stunner that people didn't flop around afterwards.

    They have to have the time Evan Bourne was RKO'ed out of a shooting star press right?

  55. I know. I'm so buying this just for that match.

  56. Yup hard to argue the stunner isn't #1, such an awesome finisher.

  57. This starts off with a fucking clothesline? What are they going to talk about? How JBL's clothesline was somehow better than everyone else's? Also how did Heath Slater not win this? 

  58. They had to toss bruno a bone

  59. Yeah I was thinking the crippler crossface would be in the low 30's/high 20's if all things were equal. It was a great finisher and very over.

  60. When I was a really little kid (like 6 or 7) I remember thinking shake rattle and roll was a killer move. Now I look back and think how stupid that move was.

  61. It's so crazy you can't just watch it on their website anymore.

  62. It's the match that caused Backlund to snap and start going Cross Face Chicken Wing crazy on the WWF.

  63. Only 3 discs? How will you account for Crash Holly defending the Hardcore Title 24/7? There had to be about 475 instant classics as a result of that rule

  64. I think it's because the British Bulldog is BIZARRE! But yes, definitely worth working into conversation

  65. I would buy History of the Raw GM. Especially if it's hosted by the laptop. Just make the incoming message noise to set up each comment from Steve Lombardi.

  66. Hogan's Legdrop and Stone Cold's Stunner should be tied for number 1.

  67. please someone help me with the name of it, but blitzkreigs finishing move was awesome!

  68. Phoenix Splash.

  69. When I was a kid, my mom was always nice about my fanboyness, in that I believed it was all real. But she couldn't help herself when saw the Banzai Drop. She wouldn't stop talking about how it would crush a guy's chest cavity and kill him. 

  70. And why stop there? How about the 50 greatest special referees? Do some bits on the refereeing careers of Shawn Michaels, John Cena, Steve Austin, Taz, Jacques Rougeau, and Ken Shamrock

  71. He's like Dusty Rhodes in the 80's.  He's too important to give away for free on TV!

  72. I LOVED all the Bulldog maeuvers. They were unseen of in the WWF (at least to me) and made them stand out form the likes of the Killer Bees and such. Great tag team finsiher, second only to the Legion Of Doom's Doomsday Device.

  73. Don't forget:

    50 Greatest Countouts
    Monday Night Raw's Greatest Guest Hosts
    100 Greatest Diva Matches (All on 1 disc)
    Mae Young's Greatest T...umm.. Hits

  74. Hate to admit it.. but when the Rock & Roll Express hit that double drop kick the crowd used to go crazy down south. My favorite finisher (besides the DDT) of the 80's was always the slingshot suplex that Tully Blanchard used to do. I was amazed that more people didn't do it, but it always looked cool to me.


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