WWE: Five finishing moves which are not brutal at all
The WWE superstars perform to the best of their abilities in their ring, courtesy their athletic skills. Besides their proper wrestling skills, what mesmerizes the fans, even more, is their finishing move. The motive is to deliver a brutal impact on their opponents. However, not all finishers are as brutal as they should be, as we take a look and analyze some of them.
A Powerbomb with hardly any power
The Powerbomb has been used by a number of superstars in WWE. Kevin Owens, however, has tweaked it a bit. To perform Pop-up Powerbomb he lifts his opponent in the air before taking him on his shoulders and slamming his back onto the mat. As a result of this, he gets less time to deliver it with full impact, thus minimizing the damage done.
A swinging back slam is not really a huge slam
The Back Slam is a common move in WWE. It is not generally used as a signature or a finisher. Buddy Murphy seems to have modified it, by lifting the opponent onto his shoulders, much like John Cena, and swings himself in or out to deliver a Back Slam. While it might look dangerous, it hardly hurts anyone in the back.
Kofi Kingston hardly sends any S.O.S. with this move
Kofi Kingston might have become the WWE Champion with this move, as he has been using it for over 11 years. He calls it S.O.S., and the move involves another swinging back slam, where Kofi swings himself upside down, unlike Murphy's sideways swing. As again, the opponent lands on his back onto the mat, there is hardly any impact, despite the move looking interesting.
The Swanton Bomb is hardly any bomb for the opponent
Jeff Hardy, too, has made a name for himself as he popularized his high-flying move called the Swanton Bomb. The move involves an upside-down dive from the top rope, as he falls on the back of his neck onto his opponent. The move might look somewhat lethal. But again, a light-weight guy like him, who weighs around 200 pounds, is hardly lethal.
An Adjusment with hardly any Attitude
Now, this might sound weird, but the finishing move of 16-time world champion Cena is as unconvincing as it could be. It simply involves lifting his opponent onto his back and swinging him to plant his back onto the mat. The move hardly looks dangerous and has no impact at all. Not sure how or why Cena became a record champion, courtesy this move.