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Move of the Week | 19th-26th January 2011
Avalanche Hip Toss

Trent Baretta and Drew McIntyre are two names you can easily speak of when defining the future of WWE. Although Drew is pushed further than Baretta, Baretta is a great character and the two have put on some exceptionally good matches. This was no different when the two met on the latest edition of Friday Night Smackdown! After a back and forth match which saw many amazing moves pulled off, Baretta scaled to the top. But Drew is a guy that is always one step ahead, and he leapt to the top before grasping Trent’s arm and flipping him off the top, causing him to crash back first off the canvas. The move, known as an Avalanche Hip Toss, is appealing and was a great final move in this exciting contest.


Other Contenders:

Mason Ryan’s House of Pain– This week saw the WWE world introduced to the power that is Mason Ryan. Although he has a pretty sub standard finishing move, it sure as hell marked a great debut for the British wrestler as he powered Cena onto the canvas, hard.
Edge’s Big Boot– The Big Boot is one of Edge’s favourite manoeuvres, and this week he busted it out on Justin Gabriel. However, what made it look better was that Gabriel was hit with the move whilst standing on the apron, causing him to hit the floor hard.
Randy Orton’s RKO– A move that makes it on this list very regularly, but once more, Randy found a way to hit the RKO from pretty much out of nowhere. Ziggler snuck up behind Orton for the ZigZag, only to have his efforts turned into the Jumping Cutter.


Move of the Week | 11th-18th January 2011
Mic Check

This time’s Move of the Week isn’t necessarily based on the move pulled off, more about the moment it was executed. At Genesis 2011 last Sunday, Mr. Anderson faced Jeff Hardy, a wrestler who had turned from fan favourite to super heel over the last few months. Hardy had several run-ins with Anderson before this match, with Anderson making clear that he wanted Jeff’s TNA World Heavyweight belt. At Genesis, Anderson managed to achieve his goal in a show-stopping contest. As the closing moments came, Anderson disposed of Matt Hardy until he turned round right into a Twist of Hate attempt by Jeff. However, Anderson had the opposition scouted and slammed him with an Inverted STO, a move he dubs the ‘Mic Check.’ It was quite a surprise that Anderson managed to get the win, but a very nice surprise because Anderson is finally on a platform where he belongs.

Other Contenders:

Dolph Ziggler’s ZigZag into the Steel Steps– The feud between Edge and Dolph Ziggler is hotting up. This week, Dolph left the champion laid out following a ZigZag which planted Edge head first off the steel steps.
Rey Mysterio’s Asai Moonsault– Mysterio is someone who appears on this list almost every week. This week, he hit a great Asai Moonsault onto Alberto Del Rio and Cody Rhodes during a tag team bout.
Randy Orton’s RKO– Alex Riley has fallen victim to the RKO several times, and this week was no different. During a tag team bout, Orton utilised the move which gave his team the victory.

Move of the Week | 3rd-10th January 2011
Missile Head Strike

When Rey Mysterio goes up top, you know that a great move is only seconds away from being pulled off. But wrestling fans worldwide were surprised at this innovative move pulled off on this week’s edition of Friday Night SmackDown! After scaling to the top with Alberto Del Rio in his sights, Rey proceeded to jump off, angling his head downwards to hit his opponent in the chest, knocking him down to the canvas. It was the first time Rey had pulled off this move, which made it look even more impressive. It also begs the question whether Rey will use this move in his arsenal from now-on, or whether it was a one-off. Let’s hope it’s the first option and that we’ll see the Missile Head Strike used on several occasions.

Other Contenders:

Kazarian’s Mid-Air Cutter– Kazarian is known for hitting this move from a variety of positions, and this time he did just that. With Lethal on the apron, Kazarian pulled the ropes as if to throw his opponent over, only to catch him mid-air with the Cutter.
John Morrison’s Barricade Step-up Knee Strike– This is one way to get rid of the interfering Alex Riley. Morrison places him on the barricade before running and leaping up with a Knee Strike that blasts Riley to the floor.
Kane’s Chokeslam through the announce table– During his match with Edge, Kane happened to chokeslam Edge. But not onto the cushioned canvas, oh no…this time through the announce table!

Move of the Week | 27th December- 2nd January

The RKO is a move that gets the WWE fans rolling, and Randy Orton does what he can to ensure the move never looks samey. Although the move is simple, it is also effective and whenever it is pulled out, excitement builds in the WWE arena. The past week, Randy took on Sheamus in a great match up live on Raw. Earlier in the match up, Sheamus busted out an impressive Slingshot Shoulder Block, which managed to get him a two count on the Apex Predator. Thinking that he could pull the same move out again, but this time for the win, Sheamus decided to try and again outdo Randy. Instead, Orton managed to catch a mid-air Sheamus in the RKO, which made the fans go crazy, giving Orton the pin fall victory.

Other Contenders

Melina’s Sunset Split– Always an impressive move, Melina grabs Gail Kim in an Inverted DDT hold before spinning her leg over the throat, and executing a split-like position. This drives Gail’s head into the canvas hard, and gives Melina the win.
Drew McIntyre’s Turnbuckle Powerbomb– This week, McIntyre owned Trent Baretta in their singles match-up. This move featured in the bout, and sure was impressive.
Rob Van Dam’s Five Star Frog Splash– RVD’s pulled this move off many a time, and although it’s simple, he still manages to make it look good. Here he pulls his finisher off to Robbie E, which gives RVD the much deserved victory.

Move of the Week | 19th-26th December

Diving Splash

Okay, so perhaps this isn’t the best looking move in the world, but it sure as hell made its mark during the Fatal Four-Way match which pitted Edge, Rey Mysterio, Kane and Alberto Del Rio against each other for the WWE World Title at TLC. The pay-per-view, which occured last Sunday, was made even better with this contest, and the four competitors put it all on the line. The move featured saw Edge ascend to the middle ladder rung and jump off from the ladder, which was positioned in the ring, all the way down to the arena floor, where Kane was laid out on the table. This spot made the match even more entertaining, and helped WWE prove that it hadn’t strayed as far from their hardcore roots as first thought. Edge eventually went on to win the match after Spearing Kane off the apron and onto a table stacked against the announce desk, capturing his 10th Heavyweight Title reign.

Other Contenders

Randy Orton’s RKO– Always a move to get the fans roaring, Randy’s RKO is so good on this occasion as it wasn’t originally intended for Alex Riley. Randy shows that he can pull this move out of the bag at any time.
Douglas Williams’ Exploder Suplex– When it looks like AJ Styles is about to drop Williams with a Springboard Lariat, Williams grabs onto the arm and slams Styles down with a perfect Exploder Suplex as a great reversal.
Chris Sabin’s Springboard Tornado DDT– Always a slick move, especially when pulling it off against a brilliant seller like Robert Roode. Sabin springs off the top rope and smashes Roode down with a Tornado DDT that almost buries him into the canvas.

Move of the Week | 12th-19th December
Springboard Lariat

This nifty move was pulled out during a tag team match on SmackDown!, which saw Kofi Kingston and Kaval pick up the victory over Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler. Although this wasn’t the match winning move, Kofi’s spingboard lariat added heaps of entertainment to the contest. Perhaps it was so good due to the fact that Kaval had just managed to get the tag in on Kofi, or maybe it was due to the sheer height Kingston got to before pulling it off. When it comes to flying around the ring, no-one does it better than Kofi, and no matter what you say, Dolph Ziggler is a perfect seller in this instance.

Other contenders

Kaval’s Standing Double Foot Stomp– The move isn’t necessarily amazing, but the set up to it is just that. Kaval reverses the Gutwrench Powerbomb into a Sunset Flip followed by a quick Standing Double Foot Stomp to the sternum.
Bully Ray’s Bully Bomb– Amazing Red makes this move look so good, thanks to his awesome sell of the finisher.
Randy Orton’s Olympic Slam– Adopted from the great Kurt Angle, Randy pulls off a nice variation of this move.

Move of the Week | 30th Nov-5th Dec 2010
Flying Chuck Kick

John Morrison sure knows how to execute a move. Ever since Morrison entered singles competition in 2009, the fan favourite has enchanted fans with his acrobatic skills and high risk offence. This week was nothing dissimilar from the star, as he busted out one of his signature moves against Cody Rhodes at the King of the Ring tournament during this week’s episode of WWE Raw.

Other contenders

Trent Baretta’s Asai Moonsault – a perfectly executed move here, which flows well and is hit in good time.
Kaval’s Springboard Enziguiri– Kaval once again entertains with this high risk manoeuvre.
Douglas Williams’ Chaos Theory– The height on this move really adds to its impact.