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WWE Top 50 Greatest Finishers DVD Listing

I may have posted this before but I can't remember.


- WWE is releasing the The 50 Greatest Finishing Moves in WWE History DVD & Blu-ray on August 21st. Here is the listing for the set…

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 The King 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. I remain disappointed in this listing.

  2. What a random match listing. Some nice gems in there, especially the Backlund/Bret match from Superstars. Although a lot of the matches are TV matches from the WWE era that I cannot remember. Can't see a lot of demand for this one.

    They should just release that epic 23-minute YouTube video of every Stunner ever.

  3. RKO:  11
    Diamond Cutter:  41

    Fuck this list.

  4. Fuck this list sideways with a small foreign car.

  5. Bonus: Billy Kidman Shooting Star Press - Kidman had one of the worst SSP's I've seen couldn't they have put Evan Bourne or Marc Mero on there for that move?

  6. Christopher HirschJuly 30, 2012 at 10:15 AM

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

    That sounds like a random match pairing, anyone remember this one?

  7. Tyler Reks on a DVD release, holy crap!

  8. Why is Lita's moonsault ahead of Bam Bam Bigelow's?  Why is Sting's Scorpion Death Lock at 36 but Bret Hart's Sharpshooter at 10?  What criteria are they using to make this list?  How many matches they won using that move?  I'm surprised Triple H didn't politic himself up to #1 on this one.

  9. Damn!  I just noticed his match is a blu-ray exclusive.  So he didn't even make the DVD!  Oh well maybe he'll get a few bucks for the tens of people that buy this one on blu-ray.

  10. I don't care if your an Edge fan or not but  Id  put Rhyno's Gore as a more impressive finisher then Edge's spear.
    Two Frog splashes seems a bit redundant,should have just had a frog splash entry and discussed the merits of each.  
    Rey Mysterio - 6-1-9 on a "Greatest" list? also having Starship Pain even as an Honorable mention is a bit stupid since it was executed with the accuracy of a blind javelin thrower with Parkinson's.
    Over all Id rather type "best finishers" into youtube and save the money.

  11. I think it's a fun enough list, I don't really care where they rank the moves, I think the subject is good for a dvd with some talking heads discussin the impact and entertainment value in the different finishers and WWE has been insanely focussed on the finishers since the 80's so it likely fits great with the audience.

    Some thoughts: It's weird not to have Ultimate Warrior's splash on it tho, I know it sucked but it's part of their history. Also too bad they couldn't name Bam Bam's Greetings from Ashbury Park on it instead of the Bam Bam sault, but I guess it's copyrightet... and is that Bam Bam Sault even his finisher, I thought it was just a move he could execute well, like the British Bulldog?

  12.  42. Bam Bam Bigelow - MoonsaultThat one surprised me; did Bam Bam every even use his Moonsault in WWF?  I only remember him finishing with the Diving Headbutt.  I know Vader introduced his against a jobber before he took on HBK at Summerslam; but I also don't remember him actually hitting it on any notable occasions.

  13. That is a point Bam Bam used Greetings from Asbury Park which was a type of pile driver

  14. I think they were the final four going into the King of the Ring PPV.

  15. Ironically Tyler Reks actually has a finisher (or at least had, back when he got to win matches) that probably beats over half the moves on the list--The Torture Rack DDT.  I don't think he got to use it in the Survivor Series match though.

  16.  4. The Rock - Rock Bottom / Peoples ElbowI know they're just wedging it in there, but the Bottom and the Elbow were very seldom paired.  The Elbow usually came after the Spinebuster while if Rock hit the Bottom he usually went right for the pin.  Wrestlemania XVIII was, of course, a notable exception.

  17. Yeah, VanDam was tearing it up weekly with a freshly returned Eddie.  And Bubba was getting his first singles push as a tough guy, and roughing up Brock Lesnar every week.

  18. HHH ahead of Rock?  You don't say....  :-)

  19. His move is as close to the burning hammer as we'll ever see.  Pretty bad ass.



  21. They are trying to promote their stars, can you blame them? But I agree with you 100%. A slap in the face to anyone who knows their history.

  22. It says a lot when a Bob Backlund match from 1994 might be the most memorable bout on the list.

  23.  When he first started pinning guys with the elbow, it usually followed the Rock Bottom (because in those days, he was using a slam as the setup for the elbow).  The spinebuster / Elbow combination came later.

    (Didn't he use the Rock Bottom followed by the elbow to win the title at Backlash 2000?)

  24. Bam Bam introduced it as his finish shortly after being paired up with Luna.  If memory serves, he used it on Superstars as a "gift" to her and named it the Lunasault.

    I think the most notable non-jobber usage is hitting it against LT at WMXI, but then hurting his knee on the pinfall (I might be mixing that up with the headbutt, since LT somehow was booked to survive both of Bam Bam's finishers).

  25.  Bam Bam never used the Greetings as his finisher in the WWF, though.  He was using the moonsault throughout 1994.

  26. Except for Chaz, who actually used the Burning Hammer as his finisher.  That's why it's in Wrestlemania 2000.

  27. Kidman works as an agent and isn't blacklisted or about-to-be-furtured-for-multiple-drug-failures, so... no.

    If Brock had hit the SSP at WM, then you'd have a justifiable issue.

  28. To have a finisher, you have to win matches

  29. Yokozuna got screwed.

    at least in kayfabe, the Banzai Drop is pretty much the most lethal finishing move ever. you might get up after a Stunner, a Pedigree or a Rock Bottom. but you won't get up after Yokozuna hits the Banzai (well, except of course if you are the Undertaker. but HE'S NOT HUMAN!).

  30. Threadjack: Vince is scummy, but we already knew that.,-Jim-Johnston-and-Michael-Hayes.htm

  31. Spinarooni?!?!? I don't remember anyone being beaten by that particular breakdancing move...

  32. The match selection is more than a little disappointing. No Road Warriors match? No match with Savage being a wrestler and not a ref? Whoever put together this match listing should be fired for incompetence. 

  33. Because Bret's was better executed.  No clue on Bam Bam/Lita.  I'm really surprised the moonsault is even listed as Bammer's finish because I associate him more with the diving headbutt and Greetings from Asbury Park.

  34. As soon as anybody heard Mark Madden yell "SPINAROONI", they were down for the count

  35.  Also, he was doing it before Mero and (obviously) Bourne, so for many fans watching back then (like me), it was their first exposure to it. Besides, when he first came out, he actually performed it better. Of course, he was about 95 pounds back then (this was before he joined up with Raven).

  36. Much like the 'Falls Count Anywhere' set, at this point the WWE is running out of premises for their DVD sets, and just coming up with any excuse to release unreleased-on-a-DVD-set matches. Which works for me, as I like being able to watch stuff on a DVD/Blu-Ray rather than YouTube.

    Next set: ' Top 50 Wrestlers with Vowels in their Name'

  37. Top 50 Titantrons is slated for an October release.

  38.  Or "Top 3 Scramble matches in WWE History"

  39.  Imagine how pissed off dude will be when he finds out wwf released a single 3 years later called "Slam Jam"

  40. Word is that a Top 50 Time-Wasting, No-Talent Skits set is in the works.

  41.  That's good Bam Bam knowledge, thanks.

  42. Top 50 Greatest Matches Where the Finish is One Guy has His Opponent Pinned but then the Music of the Guy with Whom He's Feuding Starts Playing and He Get's Distracted Allowing the Opponent to Recover and Hit His Finisher for the Victory 

    Of course if that set sells well, we'll probably get the Top 100 Greatest Roll-Ups as well.

  43. I didn't realize he hit it against LT, that's kind of cool.  I guess I must not have seen a lot of Bam Bam from that period.

  44. I always preferred the Liger style SSP where he tucks his knees in, supposedly it's harder to do it Kidman's way but I think the Liger way gets more height. Kidman was pretty much the first to popularize the untucked style, iirc.

  45. I always wonder, is people's love for that move solely because of its name? If it was called a Flipping Featherduster would people still think it was a badass move? Conversely, if some butt-simple move like a running forearm were called Burning Hammer, do people think that move is more impressive than it is just based on the cool name? I'd bet on that, because some people seem to be impressed with the Axe Bomber.

  46.  I'm not a Vince defender but jeez, I'm sure this was just some screwup in the legal department that Vince never even heard about. I think some people really have this mental image of Vince doing everything WWE related himself, even cleaning the toilets in Titan Towers.

  47. Hey guys, one hour until rassling!

  48. What? No Goldust - Shattered Dreams?

  49. #51: Sid Vicious jumping off the top turnbuckle.

  50. Friggin' love it.

  51. Seriously? Cuz I'd totally buy that.

  52. Feinstein actually had 250K?!?!

    I really need to go into the shitty shoot interview biz.

  53. How did I get here? Skip it: The AJ Lee story


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