WWE has always had some of the most creative names for finishers over the last decade. The type where you know they are coming and scream the name at the TV before they even happen.
John Cena's FU and STFU were the main ones few years ago, until they were changed to the Attitude Adjustment (AA) and the STF. Before that there was Brock Lesnar's F5 and Bill Goldberg's Jackhammer. Now it seems though WWE would like it's talent to name it's own finishers.
Right now we have some great finisher names with Paige's "Paigeturner", Dean Ambrose's "Dirty Deads", Seth Rollins "Peace of Mind", Cody Rhodes "Cross Rhodes" and who could forget Bray Wyatt's "The Tale of Sister Abigail?"
Not only that but this week Rosa Mendez has named her new finisher "Rosa's thorn" and Curtis Axel has called his "The Axehole."
Sometimes the finishers name is more towards the superstars persona than it is a play on their name. Trish Stratus had the easiest name to adapt two with the MaTrish, Stratusfaction and the Stratusphere but superstars like Randy Orton have the RKO which is in fact his initials and Triple H has always had hit trusty Pedigree.
Titus O'Neil has one of the greatest names for a finisher with "Clash of the Titus" whilst Emma seems to have some great names for ll of her signature moves with "The Emma lock" "VenEmma" and "DilEmma"
Alberto Del Rio could now be forced to rename his cross-arm breaker into something of his persona, much like Daniel Bryan's Yes Lock, or all the superstars who use the Chokeslam ( Kane, Undertaker and Big Show) could need to claim it as their own.
The spear is a move that has been used by many superstars over the years but never called anything other than a spear in modern time Edge, Batista, Kaitlyn and now Roman Reigns have all had it as their finisher and always referred to it as such.
The reason WWE are now pushing this is because they can claim the rights for certain moves when they are given a unique name but they can't trademark a traditional wrestling move, meaning Naomi and Jimmy Uso's spilt - leg moonsault cannot be trademarked as theirs until they give it a unique name because the one it has now is the traditional version.
Whilst this doesn't change any of the talent's finishers themselves, it gives them a chance to personalise their move-set and allows WWE to promote their finishers and trademark them accordingly.
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