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Once upon a maneuver14: Cutter
A three quarter facelock bulldog technically, cutter is one of the most popularly used snap finishers that can be pulled out of nowhere and does not need much set up compared to others. It can also be done on opponents of bigger, equal and smaller size(a bit more difficult in my opinion) as it does not need power or strength with no lifting involved in the basic version.
DDP took the cutter to new heights as Diamond Cutter pulling it out of odd situations and setting up in innovative ways night after night making the finisher a force to be reckon with. Originally Ace Crusher used by Johnny Ace, the name cutter came up from Diamond Cutter of DDP. Other wrestlers to have used it includes Bart Gunn, Hardys, Marc Mero, HHH (seen him use it during his early days) and now, most famously, RKO of Randy Orton.
There are many variations in this as with any other that includes versions where the opponent is even carried.
Whose cutter do you like the most and do you think RKO will or has taken over DDP's cutters in terms of mainstream popularity?