Over the years pro-wrestling has changed a lot and with that, moves change too but you can’t just come up with new moves as times goes on and some of the iconic moves from the past are used regularly today…
1. Frog Splash
Used by many Superstars in the past but made famous in the WWE(then WWF) by the Latino Heat, Eddie Guerrero.
Guerrero climbed up the top rope and hauled himself towards his opponent lying in the ring, this move was used by Chavo Guerrero afterward.
Today the Frog Splash is used by many indie wrestlers and in WWE, we have seen this move being used by Superstars like Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, and Sasha Banks.
2. Sweet Chin Music
Used by the Heart Break Kid, Shawn Michaels, as a finisher for a better part of his career.
The Sweet Chin Music move has ended the careers of legends such as Ric Flair.
Sweet Chin Music known today as just a Superkick, is nothing more than a spot fest used by the likes of Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins, The Usos and countless other Superstars.
3. The Powerbomb
Used by many Superstars as a finisher in the past.
Kevin Nash called it a ‘Jackknife Powerbomb’. Batista called his ‘The Batista Bomb’.
The powerbomb move looked brutal and deadly but, today it is used multiple times in matches and is treated like a regular move. Superstars like Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins use it in almost every single match but one of its variant called ‘The Pop-up Powerbomb’, is still used as a finisher by Kevin Owens.
4. The DDT
Back in the early days, Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts used a deadly move to finish his opponents, he hooked their heads and spiked it on the mat and it looked dangerous but, today the DDT is used by almost every single wrestler and it’s not enough to put an opponent to sleep,
But, the Tornado DDT looks brutal but it doesn’t end any matches although some variations of the DDT like Dean Ambrose’s ‘Dirty Deeds’ and Bobby Roode’s ‘Glorious DDT’, just to name a few are still used as finishers.
5. The Clothesline
Used as a finisher by JBL. The Clothesline is a common move in wrestling today because everyone uses it and it still looks devastating as ever.
Everybody wants to see new moves but seeing these old school moves bring out the children in all of us and we can’t help but crack a smile.