If you want to be the top star on Monday Night Raw, you need to pick up some victories, and if you want to pick up some victories, then you’re going to need a good finishing move to help you put your opponent away.
Throughout the course of wrestling history there have been many finishing moves used inside of the ring, and there are currently some impressive finishers being used on Raw right now.
When it comes to finishing moves it’s hard to narrow a list down to just 5, but these are the moves that seem to be getting the job done.
#5 – The Skull Crushing Finale
There’s something about the classics, they just never seem to go out of style. Many wrestlers have adopted a finishing move similar to the Skull Crushing Finale throughout the course of their careers, but The Miz seems to have perfected the maneuver.
The Miz has established himself as one of the top heels on Raw, and the Skull Crushing Finale has helped him pick up some impressive victories.
The current Intercontinental Champion has become quite familiar with this move, and he’s mastered the art of timing it perfectly.
#4 – Running Powerslam
If we’re just being objective here, this isn’t really that great of a move. At first glance a running powerslam is impressive, but not that exciting.
However, everything is a little more exciting when Braun Strowman is thrown into the mix, and the Monster Among Men has found a way to make this move look extremely devastating.
Just knowing that Braun could potentially put his opponent through the ring with this move at any moment is enough to warrant a spot on the list.
#3 – F5
Much like The Miz’s Skull Crushing Finale, the F5 will never go out of style. Brock Lesnar has been putting opponents away with this move since the early 2000s, and it’s still one of the most powerful finishing moves in the WWE today.
We might not see the F5 on Raw each and every week, but when Brock does bust out the move you know he means business.
#2 – Coup de Grace
Finn Balor’s Coup de Grace is brutal, and arguably the most painful finishing move to watch. No matter how bad you want to see Finn Balor win, you always feel for his opponents when both of his feet come crashing down on them.
This move has helped Finn Balor pick up some huge victories, and it’s safe to say it’s going to help him pick up many more in the years to come.
#1 – The Blackout (Curb Stomp)
After the Curb Stomp was banned in WWE, Seth Rollins struggled to find a new finishing maneuver that fit him well. But he shocked the fans a few weeks ago when he busted out the Curb Stomp on Raw, and now the move is back and it’s being referred to as the Blackout.
Simple, but effective, the Blackout is the perfect move for Seth Rollins, and it just didn’t seem right watching him work without it. Even if Seth doesn’t bust it out all the time, it’s just good to know that it’s once again in his arsenal.
What’s your favorite finishing move on Monday Night Raw? Sound off in the comments below.