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Join Date: May 2012
Re: Dean Ambrose Pre-Debut Discussion Thread
Tried to bring this up last night, so I'll try again now. What do you guys think Ambrose's finisher will be when he is called up?
The last time we saw him in FCW, he was still using the Knee Trembler and Regal Stretch for finishers, which he really used just to mock Regal. He's used several finishers during his series of dark matches like the Evenflow DDT, Crossface Chickenwing, The Rings of Saturn, among others. I think once he debuts on the main roster, the Regal Strech will be abandoned but he could keep the Knee Trembler as a set up to his finisher.
Some wrestlers have a finishing move and others have a finishing submission. I would like to see Ambrose as one of those people that has both. Ambrose has used a lot of submissions since joining WWE but we know that the WWE rarely has their top faces tap out. That's why guys like Del Rio or Bryan never beat the top faces cleanly. Ambrose could beat the lower card guys w/ a submission hold and the top guys (if he gets that far) w/ a finishing move. These are the finishers I would like to see Ambrose have:
Finishing Move: Double Arm DDT. Don't know why, but I want to see Ambrose have a DDT type finisher. I know he uses the Evenflow DDT, but that's it basically just a regular DDT w/ a little bit of snap to it. And if you watch WWE every week, at least once or twice in every show we someone use a DDT. It's just not a believable finisher anymore. So it has to be an different version of the DDT. My pick is the Double Arm DDT, just b/c I like the move itself. I know, it's McIntyre's finisher. But when was the last time we actually saw McIntyre use the move? Don't think anyone will notice. Another one that would fine is a Reverse DDT. Like the Scorpion Death Drop.
Finishing Submission: Crossface Chickenwing. I think this is the perfect Submission for him. The Regal Strech, just parodied from Regal. Rings of Saturn, I just don't like it for Ambrose. The Crossface Chickenwing (just like Backlund) is a finisher that hasn't been used since Backlund. He's got it locked in, he's wrenching back, legs wrapped around his opponent, his crazed facial expressions in the background. Seems like a good fit to me.
So, my finishers for Ambrose would be the Double Arm DDT and the Crossface Chickenwing w/ the Knee Trembler as a signature.