As of late, the tag team division is in the midst of being revised with an abundance of new and spectacular teams in the division like The Vaudevillians, The New Day, The Lucha Dragons, The Hype-Bros, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose. With new teams like this, it is no wonder fans are excited to see tag team action again. When it comes to tag teams, fans loves seeing tag team maneuvers.
Every tag team has to have the right connection as partners in order to make a tag team work. Everything from similar personalities and matching ring attire. Not only do they need the right connection, but they need to have the right finishing move that fits their personalities. These finishing moves were created to make sure opponents were not getting up from the 3 count by the referee.
Each tag team’s finishing move on this list has just that. These finishing moves not only match the team's personalities, but they’re also some of the most extravagant finishing moves ever executed or seen. The following finishing moves were chosen for the top 10 based on originality. These finishing moves helped make a connection with the tag teams and the fans. That is why the following tag team’s finishing moves are 10 of the best tag team finishing moves ever.
While you’re reading, enjoy the list, and please feel free to add your opinion on the finishing moves that you feel should have made this list.
10 The Stage Dive - The Headbangers
The Headbangers Mosh & Thrasher were tattooed, pierced, black face paint, shaved heads, heavy metal shirt- wearing misfits. Based off looks alone, these two did not belong with the other tag teams during the World Wrestling Federation’s Attitude Era. Not only did their looks set them apart from other tag teams, their finishing move did too.
9 9. The Power Plex - Power & Glory
Hercules (the power/strength of the team) and Paul Roma (the glory/looks ) were an early 1990's tag team that proved heavyweights could perform top rope finishing moves just like the lightweights. Hercules would get an opponent up on the top rope while Roma would be at the corner waiting on the top rope.
8 Snapshot - MNM
7 Double Chokeslam - The Brothers of Destruction
What do you get when you have two brothers who are both 7 feet tall, each over 300 lbs and have the same signature move? You get The Brothers of Destruction, a duo which featured Kane and The Undertaker delivering their opponents to hell!
6 The Hype Ryder - Hype Bros
5 The Golden Shower - The Golden Lovers
4 Tower of Londrick - Paul London and Brian Kendrick
3 The Meltzer Driver - The Young Bucks
2 3D - The Dudley Boyz
1 The Doomsday Device - The Legion of Doom
Animal would put an opponent on top of his shoulders and turn toward Hawk who was standing on the top turnbuckle. Hawk would jump off the turnbuckle hitting the opponent across the neck and Animal would take his hands and put them under the opponent’s legs and flip him over as Hawk closelines the opponent. Depending on the force used from L.O.D, an opponent could flip and land on their back, their side or even do a full 360° and land on their back. Once an opponent was on Animal’s back, it was all over but the 1-2-3.
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