Full Content for WWE The 50 Greatest Finishing Moves DVD & Blu-ray

June 20, 2012 by Mark D

WWE Greatest Finishing Moves

Just unveiled by Silver Vision, here’s what will be included on the 3-Disc DVD and 2-Disc Blu-ray set: The 50 Greatest Finishing Moves in WWE History.

It’s released on August 21st in the USA, and follows to the UK and Europe in September.


The “Top 50 Finishing Moves” are contained in spoiler tags below, in case you don’t want to know the ranking order of the main feature in advance.



WWE 50 Greatest Finishing Moves DVD
Sgt. Slaughter Demonstrates The Cobra Clutch on Tony Anthony
World Wide Wrestling – 10th December, 1981

DDT vs. Rude Awakening Match
Jake “The Snake” Roberts vs. “Ravishing” Rick Rude
Madison Square Garden – 24th October, 1988

WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
Mr. Perfect vs. Texas Tornado
Dayton, Ohio – 13th January, 1991

WWE Championship Match
Bret “Hitman” Hart vs. Bob Backlund
Superstars – 30th July, 1994

WCW World Tag Team Championship Match
Kevin Nash & Scott Hall vs. The Giant & Lex Luger
SuperBrawl VII – 23rd February, 1997

King of the Ring Semi-Final Match
Mankind vs. Jerry “The King” Lawler
King of the Ring – 8th June, 1997

Rob Van Dam vs. 2 Cold Scorpio
Living Dangerously – 1st March, 1998

Four Corners Match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship
‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair vs. Diamond Dallas Page vs. Hollywood Hogan vs. Sting
With Special Guest Referee “Macho Man” Randy Savage
Spring Stampede –11th April, 1999


Chris Jericho & The Rock vs. Kurt Angle & Stone Cold Steve Austin
SmackDown – 15th November, 2001

Rob Van Dam & Bubba Ray Dudley vs. Brock Lesnar & Eddie Guerrero
Raw – 3rd June, 2002

No Disqualification Tag Team Match
Shawn Michaels & Jeff Hardy vs. Chris Jericho & Christian
Raw – 17th February, 2003

The Rock vs. Goldberg
Backlash – 27th April, 2003

6-Man Elimination Match
Bubba Ray, DVon & Spike Dudley vs. Evolution (Triple H, ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair & Randy Orton)
Raw – 14th July, 2003

WWE Women’s Championship Match
Trish Stratus vs. Lita
Raw 6th December, 2004

Fatal 4-Way Elimination Match to become the Number One Contender for the World Heavyweight Championship
Shawn Michaels vs. Randy Orton vs. JBL vs. Chris Jericho
Raw – 29th December, 2008

Fatal 4-Way Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
Undertaker vs. Batista vs. Rey Mysterio vs. CM Punk
Bragging Rights – 25th October, 2009

Six Pack Challenge Elimination Match for the WWE Championship
Sheamus vs. John Cena vs. Randy Orton vs. Chris Jericho vs. Edge vs. Wade Barrett
Night of Champions – 9th September, 2010


Triple H & Undertaker vs. Big Show & Edge
SmackDown – 6th February, 2009

Rey Mysterio, Jeff Hardy & The Great Khali vs. Edge, Dolph Ziggler & Chris Jericho
Raw – 22nd June, 2009

No Disqualification, 6-Man Tag Team Match
Mr. McMahon & D-Generation X (Shawn Michaels & Triple H) vs. Randy Orton & Legacy (Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase)
Raw – 24th August, 2009

Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match
Team Mysterio (Rey Mysterio, Big Show, Chris Masters, Kofi Kingston, & MVP) vs. Team Alberto (Alberto
Del Rio, Cody Rhodes, Jack Swagger, Drew McIntyre, & Tyler Reks)
Survivor Series – 21st November, 2010

John Cena & Rey Mysterio vs. CM Punk & R-Truth
With Special Guest Referee Bret “Hitman” Hart
Raw – 23rd May, 2011

– The 50 Greatest Finishing Moves in WWE History hits stores in the US on August 21, 2012 [click here to get yours now].

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  1. Robyn says:

    What is the dang song they used for stone cold Steve Austin!

  2. Kay says:

    Decent list if you don’t think of it as being ranked.

    Even still though, I don’t understand the decision of assigning a single wrestler to each finisher, e.g. Bret & Sting or Bam Bam & Lita appearing separately with the same move as a finish.

  3. Domenic says:

    The Blu-Ray was one of my favorites!!! I loved the match listing. Here are the Blu-Ray Exclusive Match Ranking…….

    1. Team Mysterio vs. Team Del Rio- Survivor Series 2010
    2. Cena/Mysterio vs. Punk/Truth-Raw: May 23, 2011
    3. HHH/Undertaker vs. Edge/Big Show-SmackDown!: February 6, 2009
    4. DX/McMahon vs. Legacy-Raw: August 24, 2009
    5. Hardy/Mysterio/Khali vs. Edge/Jericho/Ziggler-Raw: June 22, 2009

  4. Corey Rice says:

    Cripller crossface

  5. Anonymous says:

    i glad they put the fatel four way at bragging rights

  6. I don’t get the point of Disks 2 and 3.

  7. legendhitter93 says:

    cheesy cover but listings looks good

  8. hbkdxhhh says:

    1-sweet chin music
    5-starship pain
    6-swanton bomb
    9-razors edge
    10-rock bottom

  9. HumanTorch 36 says:

    I still think the best finisher move ever was the Jackknife Powerbomb so innovated and dangerous, it was a perfect move for Big Sexy Kevin Nash, Sweet Chin Music was another good one too.

  10. Anonymous says:

    RVD/Scorpio and Hart/Backlund are worth it alone. Goofy concept though.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Farooq/Ron Simmon’s “Dominator” was an awesome finish that should be on this list, and high on it. Plus…where’s Dynamite Kids or Harley Race’s Flying Headbutt? Or Dr Death Steve Williams Oklahoma Stampede? Arn Anderson’s Gourdbuster was another powerful finish that could outdo several on this list. Weak stuff WWE.

  12. Anonymous says:

    The list itself is a JOKE! Honky Tonk Man’s Shake/Rattle/Roll was one of, if not THE WEAKEST finsiher ever! Just awful…and I’m a big fan of Curt Hennig, but the Perfect Plex was never a strong finish either. ..and don’t get me started on both Hogan’s Legdrop and the People’s Elbow being listed in the top 10!

  13. KarlKayfabian says:

    Maybe they could have replaced the Cobra Clutch demo on WWW with Slaughter vs. Sheiky Baby in the bootcamp match. Both of their finishers made the countdown.

  14. Mark D says:

    SilverVision confirmed today, that the extras listed on disc 1 WILL be exclusive to the DVD version of the set.

  15. TebowTime says:

    The YesLock should be in the top 15, when he does the Yeslock the only thing you can say is Yes Yes Yes I tap out lol.

  16. Anonymous says:

    How is that Vader, Dusty Rhodes, Ted DiBiase, and the Honky Tonk Man don’t get 1 match on this dvd set?

  17. TebowTime says:

    Jackknife power bomb 34 should in the top 15. It was a devestating finisher and even injured Big Show.

  18. RabidHeat says:

    The whole set is discredited by the fact that Peter Williams never wrestled in WWE, and therefore the Canadian Destroyer isn’t on this list, because if it was it’d be number one by a landslide.

    Please don’t make the Trevor Murdoch argument, I still wake up in the night screaming over his attempt at it, lol.

    I’ve got a good question, should they be including WCW matches if the title refers to WWE History? Lol. I wish they would just dare to use the word “wrestling”!

    • Vincenzzzzzo says:

      Considering the fact that WWE now owns the entire wrestling world, past and present with their video library….its safe to say that WCW, ECW, WCCW, CWF, etc. are NOW part of WWE history.

  19. charlie says:

    Can anyone list the matches that are repeats for me? Thank you.

    • Anonymous says:

      As far as I can tell:

      Jake vs Rude was on Jake’s DVD

      Goldberg vs Rock was on the Backlash 2003 DVD

      Trish vs Lita was on the High Flyers and a Diva DVD according to another commenter (I don’t have either to know for sure)

      The Bragging Rights 4 Way was on the Bragging Rights DVD

      The Six pack was on the Night of Champions DVD

      And for the Blu Ray the Survivor Series match was on the 2010 Survivor Series DVD

  20. RabidHeat says:

    Re: Benoit, I’m surprised they didn’t profile Bob Backlund just so they could get the Crossface Chickenwing on there, at least. The match with Bret’s on there, I guess.

    To be fair, WWE are aware that the concept itself was a bit thin, so they’ve packed it full of unreleased matches. You can’t really complain about that.

    • RabidHeat says:

      Never mind, I’ve just realised Backlund is there. Love how they say Chickenwing as opposed to Crossface Chickenwing, proof that they’re absolutely terrified about any Benoit backlash even 5 years on!

      • Dave says:

        Can’t really blame WWE for not using Benoit when they have a choice of what footage to show. The guy literally almost destroyed the business he so dearly loved, and put a huge black eye in WWE and professional wrestling.

        In Anthologies like Satan’s Prison, they included him because there were 5 other guys (6 if you include HBK) involved in the match and they advertised “every EC match will be included”. They had him in there but his commentary was edited, but a step in the right direction.

        If WWE has choice for selection, Benoit would not be in any release.

        • RabidHeat says:

          yeah, I know all that and I’ve always agreed. My point was that they now seem too scared to even say the word “Crossface”, lol. ‘Cause Backlund’s move was always called the Crossface Chickenwing as far as I know, but the name’s been abbreviated for this set.

        • RabidHeat says:

          The whole set is discredited by the fact that Peter Williams never wrestled in WWE, and therefore the Canadian Destroyer isn’t on this list, because if it was it’d be number one by a landslide.

          Please don’t make the Trevor Murdoch argument, I still wake up in the night screaming over his attempt at it, lol.

        • Sean Fenwick says:

          If they can include Benoit on the elimination chamber set then they could’ve added him to the money in the bank set but they didn’t they just edited the crap out of it oh they had him in there but it was all far away shots totally botched

  21. SRB says:


  22. Marco says:

    How it should be:

    1) Stunner
    2) Superfly
    3) DDT
    4) Doomsday Device
    5) Tombstone
    6) Figure Four
    7) Perfectplex
    8) 619
    9) Sharpshooter
    10) Yeslock! Yes! Yes! Yes!

  23. Supersonic says:

    Crippler Crossface should be #1 for actually finishing a life in grand fashion.

  24. Anonymous says:

    Now THATS what I like to see in a match listing. 4 PPV matches, 10 Raw/SD! Matches. Beautiful ratio. The list itself isnt so great, but i can overlook that with a satisfying match listing like this. Good job WWE.

  25. Anonymous says:

    Match selection is great but the list plain sucks

  26. Anonymous says:

    17 matches on the DVD and only 4 of them would be repeats for me, it’s a buy!

  27. mommy says:

    great match listing, but blu ray extras suck since there all new matches

    and isn’t rvd’s terminator his best finishing move, shane stole it from him just like alot of stuff from ecw

  28. Anonymous says:

    Sweet Chin Music should be #1

  29. Anonymous says:

    Alright Stone Cold and Kurt Angle vs The Rock and Chris Jericho. Classic Gem Match Here, Especially The Ending.

    • Daniel Bee says:

      Cool, they put that match on. The ending was the first moment that came to my mind when thinking what they could put on here to show off lots of signature moves at once. I embedded the video here in the comments on another relate article. Thanks for listening WWE… 😉 😉

  30. Michael says:

    Lita Vs Trish – Raw Main-Event 2004…. AGAIN! >:(

  31. SRB says:

    I think the countdown is spot on for the most part and I’m glad to see that JBL and Rude have been included in the countdown. I was very skeptical about this set as I am in general with the 50 Greatest sets, but this one is fantastic. WWE pulled from the vault and mainly went with Raw matches here, plus if youre like me watching a DVD and having it switch from WWE to WCW to WWF to ECW is a real treat. fantastic job.

  32. KarlKayfabian says:

    As far as match listings go, this is the most pleasant surprise since Highest Flyers. However, disappointed in the bluray bonuses as they are all recent matches, much like the falls count anywhere bonuses.

  33. Matthew says:

    What’s funny it’s i don’t own none of these matches haha, This is a buy for me.

  34. Paul says:

    Really like the match selection on this set. i will be picking it up.

  35. WWE is officially out of DVD ideas.

  36. NickP says:

    umm.. except Cena vs Rock, judge that one all you want

  37. NickP says:

    The matches this set a freakin sweet.. Just goes to show, don’t judge a dvd until you know more about it

  38. yoshi says:

    this dvd set looks good

  39. Anonymous says:

    Neat match list.

    I’m pretty glad the Labell Lock/YES! Lock isn’t on the countdown. I’m tired of online columnists trying to shoehorn that in as one of the greatest finishers (because they don’t want to use the Crossface). Really glad WWE didn’t do that here.

  40. Steve says:

    I’m the first one to usually criticize WWE for repeats but I will give credit where it is due on this set. Nice job of very few repeats and some real rare gems. As far as the list goes…It’s a stupid concept to begin with and as always they focus on certain superstars who are in good standing with WWE. My one negative would be too many Mysterio matches. It’s a shame about Benoit because the cross face was a great finisher. Then they could have included Rock-Benoit from Fully Loaded.

  41. Vincenzzzzzo says:

    Not a bad match listing. I’m very happy that Bob Backlund vs Bret Hart Superstars match is on there. Great match.

  42. LP1 says:

    Without spoiling the list for anyone, there’s quite a few of the same moves that are listed multiple times. The only difference is different wrestlers doing the same exact move with a different name. Kind of silly to do that. It defeats the purpose of the countdown. Oh well.

  43. Lemo says:

    Bret Hart vs Buckland from Superstars is a wrestling clinic. It is by far the best technical match in WWE history. A true 5 stars match.

    • james says:

      Greatest technical match in WWE history? Not even close, it was on a syndicated weekend show. You can only go so high when you’re limited to that format.
      It is a good match and I’m glad it’s on here. But “the greatest ever” is really stretching credibility.

  44. Daniel says:

    I will get this just for the matches

  45. Joe Israel says:

    I’m sure the matches on this set will be a lot of fun; I’m a fan of multi-man matches and we get plenty of them here. The biggest issue I can see from the set immediately, though, are that Disc 2 and 3 ultimately will serve no purpose other than to be a fun collection of matches. We’re not really going to get any type of narrative through the bonus matches like you get on a lot of other sets.

    • Joe Israel says:

      Also, even though I don’t buy them since I don’t have a Blu-Ray player, I feel like this is the first Blu-Ray since HBK/Hart Greatest Rivalries where there is a big enough quantity of Blu-Ray exclusive features to justify the extra cost.

  46. Dxtra says:

    How can you leave out “Demolition” or “Ultimate Warrior” such 90’s icons.. Seems a lot of duplicate moves in here but oh well!

    • james says:

      This isn’t a greatest superstars list, it’s a finishers list. Warrior’s finishers were always kind of generic and sloppy, and Demolition’s always looked kind of weak. Warrior and Demolition were both good but their finishers were pretty generic.

      And how is Demolition a “90’s icon?” Ax left in 1990!

  47. 1972 says:

    Too much Rey Mysterio.

  48. Anonymous says:

    finally ddp’s first wcw title win on dvd. long overdue and rock vs goldberg, long overdue classic as well.

  49. Anonymous says:


  50. Simon says:

    Cracking match listing IMO. The fourway match from the 12/29/08 Raw is excellent, and they’ve treated us to some very rare matches. I’ve never seen Perfect/Tornado or Hart/Backlund, and it’s a welcome change from their more famous PPV bouts. Pleased to see the six-man tag match from the 08/24/09 Raw included too, as it was omitted from the DX: One Last Stand Blu Ray.

    Will be a day one purchase, for sure.

  51. Anonymous says:

    DVD doesn’t get exclusives

    • WWEfan says:

      Yes, I agree. I’m pretty sure he read it wrong.

      • Mark D says:

        At the moment the extras are listed as “DVD Exclusives on Disc 1 “, however we will seek clarification on this. As soon as we receive it – we’ll let you know. 🙂

  52. Dave says:

    Pretty decent release, sucks they included DVD exclusives as well, so to get the complete content you would have to buy both. But the DVD exclusives don’t bother me so just getting the blu-ray

    I feel if there is a DVD and blu-ray release of the same title the blu-ray should always be getting the exclusives and DVD should be bare bones.

    • WWEfan says:

      I’m guessing you are referring to the DVD Disc 1 extras. I read that as the extras on disc 1 of the DVD. I 100% don’t believe it will be exclusive to the DVD, but we’ll see when this site gets their hands on both.

  53. Harry Faversham says:

    Silly list as well as a few odd match choices, but some good ones too. Its all a bit too random for me though.

  54. jgreeds says:

    Uummm…yeaahhh…I don’t know about this one.

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