Hi Scott, just got done rewatching the awesome Eddie-Angle Wrestlemania XX title match. The finish of Eddie outsmarting him by using Angle’s obsession with own finisher to make him fall into a trap by removing his boot, and surprising him with a quick pin before Angle even realized what happened is iconic.
It’s still one of the best and most creative finishes I’ve seen that fit into the story of the match and the personality of the characters. What are some of your favorites that accomplished this?
The thing with Dusty Rhodes is that he had a LOT of great and creative finishes, but he just used them SO DAMN MUCH. Like the first time you see a Dusty Finish it's like “Oh, damn, that was awesome!” and then it's over and over until you never want to see it again. But the referee reversal deal done once in a big setting as a get out of jail free card is clever and effective. I wouldn't say it's a favorite but it's really creative.
My favorites are ones like Tito Santana kicking the door in Greg Valentine's face to win a cage match, or the Steiners and Money Inc coming up with crazy ways to win a tag team cage match, or HHH goading Undertaker into attacking him at the end of the Iron Man match with Rock in order to win by DQ and get the title.