Special Attraction at Wrestlemania
Join Date: Jul 2011
Re: Wrestlers who abandoned maneuvers
Eddie used a simple Cloverleaf a few times in 2005 after his heel turn but never the one with the knee on the back after 2002. He beat Hardcore Holly with the 'leaf once. Also Edge used the Edgecator even after 2004. He used it in the Royal Rumble 05 against HBK and won a few matches with it afterwards. It was abandoned for years but he brought it back for a few months before he retired in 2011.
Randy Orton's Crossbody was a signature move from 2002-2005 but then he abandoned it after that. He went for it, like five times in 2006-2007 and the last time he ever did the move was at Wrestlemania XXIV. Somebody mentioned the O-Zone (Overdriver) which was his finisher briefly in 2002. Another move of his that he's gone back and forth with is the Gutwrench Neckbreaker. He used it quite a bit from 2003-2005 and then ditched it before bringing it back in 2011 for a short while. Haven't seen him use it in a couple of years now.
Sheamus hasn't used Pale Justice/High Cross/Razor's Edge since 2010. He's set it up a few times but never connected with it.