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    Friday, September 18, 2020

    #FinisherFriday (9/18/20): Tag Finishers That Could Have Been Done With One Guy—Rock Star Supernova

    The Kingdom Rock Star Supernova

    Disclaimer: The point of this article is not to degrade any wrestling team's finisher in any way, but to objectively point out any advantages and disadvantages of the said finishers from a one-man version of it.

    Welcome to another edition of #FinisherFriday! The gods of wrestling helped me find another finisher to analyze, making us land to issue number 12 of the "TFTCHBDWOG" series! If you haven't caught up with the previous articles, you can read them herehereherehereherehereherehereherehere, and here. Today we take a look at a former ROH stable's finisher.

    Ring of Honor had one of the best stables, which you might know by the name of The Kingdom. Originally a brainchild of Adam Cole (who moved on to being a de facto Bullet Club leader in the US), the group in its "second coming" soared to greater heights by winning the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship for a record three times. Although internal tensions would result in the eventual dissolution of their group, none could argue about the stable's impact on the promotion.

    Matt Taven, TK O'Ryan and Vinny Marseglia's unique individual brand of offense could be seen in their tag team moves:

    When all three of them are in the ring, you would think that they'd have a flashier or more impactful finisher, but we are instead served with this:

    Mind. blown.

    If I were to be honest with this, the average guy could do a powerbomb and be more effective than this three-man variation. The two guys don't contribute to the pushing because they are pulling on the opponent's arms (which disrupts the generated force by the powerbombing guy and makes the arms make contact with the canvas first, rather than the back or head).

    No, it doesn't look like Dolph Ziggler's Zig Zag because the two guys never touch the back of the opponent's head.

    The best way to add more force to your teammate's powerbomb is to simply aid them in pushing downward, one easy example being The Shield's triple powerbomb...

    ...which they actually do when outside the ring, the place where a pinfall victory in normal conditions obviously cannot be made (this one looks more badass by the way).

    Final thoughts: If ever you guys decide to have a reunion, do us a favor and perform the outside version inside the ring, will you?

    And there you have it chaps, part 12 of "Tag Finishers That Could Have Been Done With One Guy"! Do you have suggestions on what tag finisher to cover next? Let us know in the comment section below!


    Wreddit_Regal is the resident sports kinesiologist of Reddit's wrestling forum, r/squaredcircle. From the most basic of punches to the most intricate double-team maneuvers, he can explain them within the realm of human anatomy and physics, because when doing absolutely nothing wrestling-related, he also happens to work as an operating room nurse.

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