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#FinisherFriday: Ready, Willing, and Gable



You may have noticed that our boy Lynch has been doing his signature #FinisherFriday listicle for us in a while. The dude's been swamped with real life stuff lately, so we return briefly to an old-school FF. 

We've been racking our brains a bit for a good finisher—one that's great, but one that should also surprise us. You see, the more pro wrestling grows, the less chances there are for innovation. High-flyers in the indies and lucha scene have already added every possible twist and flip, and have pushed the envelope on how many rotations are physically, humanly possible in just one jump. What's left for us to find? What's left to wow us? (Assault with a deadly weapon?)

Fortunately, we didn't have to look very far. Enter the team of Jason Jordan and Chad Gable, and their tag finisher.


Look at that. Look at that.

Even though they technically have more space for innovation (there are so much more things two people can do) we seem to be seeing more rehashings when it comes to tag team finishers. (For example, the Ascension pretty much recycled Total Elimination from, well, the Eliminators.) Or if not, whatever new things young teams have come up with recently just don't seem to have that wow factor, like the New Day's Midnight Hour or the weird thing the Lucha Dragons used to do.

Jordan and Gable's finisher, which we can only best colloquialize as an Alley-Oop Back Suplex, is awesome. It's new—we've never seen it done anywhere else, to the best of our recollections—it's impactful, and it's undeniably cool.

Watch how the receiver gets close to being murdered as he not only takes a back suplex, but takes a neck bump for it. It's the same visual impact you'd expect from a Brock Lesnar German suplex, and that goes a long way into making this move come off as a legitimate finisher.

Now we're ready, willing, and Gable for these guys to be the next NXT tag champs.

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