I've just noticed recently JoMo has been ending matches with moves other than his finisher Starship Pain. I remember a few months back in a tag match against the Hart Dynasty (I think) he ended the match with the C4, which is basically a flip bottom. Also these days he's been using that springboard flash kick and that running knee to a seated opponent as a means to end his matches.
Another thing I noticed was Kofi Kingston using a flying cross-body from the top-rope to win matches.
Now apart from the flip bottom these moves are very common and seem to be used in loads of matches in pro wrestling in general. So could using non-finishing moves to win matches add to unpredictability in matches?
I remember back at Wrestlemania 25 watching HBK Vs Undertaker in what was a outstanding match, I was hanging on every move, every spot. Undertaker dives head-first out the ring landing very awkwardly and I'm thinking "Holy shit, he's broken his neck! Is he actually gonna lose by a spot like that?"
I mean how predictable is it these days to sit through watching a Wrestlemania main event where superstar A has superstar B in a sleeper hold? You just know that's not gonna end the match, it's gotta be an Attitude Adjustment reversed into an RKO or a running spear thrown onto the ropes for a 619. I'm not saying Miz should beat CM Punk by hitting a basic suplex. Maybe Wade Barrett would attempt a Wasteland on Kofi Kingston but ends up having it reversed into a very nasty looking impaler DDT?
I'm not saying Finishers should be removed from matches entirely, the use of a finisher may give the guy on the receiving end a little credibility, as if say the only way Triple H could beat Sheamus was by hitting a pedigree. Maybe just OCCASIONALLY a match ends by say a worked botch from the top rope instead?
I understand that these moves are a huge part of the showmanship and psychology in professional wrestling. I just think it would maybe just make high-stakes matches more exciting in particular, possibly giving a more competitive combat sport-like feel? Instead of just a race to see who can hit their main move first. That's the best I could word it. Your thoughts?