Also it not just the move that wows the crowd, it how and when its hit.
My Point exactly. The finisher itself is not really the point. MOSTover the years haven't been the greatest moces. The move has to be sold, not only by the guy giving it but by the guy taking it and most importantly the ANNOUNCE team. The stunner was so great because Austin sold the hell out of it and, if the guy he hit it on did it right it LOOKED awesome but JR's going bat sh*^ crazy over it was what made it seem like an incredible finish...when in all reality it was a guy bending over and jumping backward. (his best? Shane when Shane was drinking the beer... damn good on all fronts.). You can do a youtube search on finishers and see some incredible moves that LOOK like they are going to put a guy out but those moves also endanger the guy recieving them. WWE isn't about to end a guys career prematurely just for a finisher. Orton is smart, his finisher is simple, looks cool, does the job, and he can do it on anyone with very little negative impact on himself. (He also sold the bloody hell out of HBK's Sweet Chin Music... go youtube it.). Anyone, my point is really that it comes down to timing and selling... The move itself CAN be a leg drop and it'll WORK if you implement it correctly. As far as the physical effects of a move
for instance Cena uses a simple Fireman's carry...i mean if ppl can kick out of a suplex...then i don't see y an Attitude Adjustment could put u out...
you can get into this discussion... It's like when a guy can wrestle through a 20 minute no DQ, chairshot fest and get up, hit his finisher and win the match...not to mention walk back out of the ring to the lockerroom, but he takes one minor bump while talking in the back or while in the ring on the mic and he doesn't get up for ten minutes or is out for the night. I'll chalk that up to "willing suspension of disbelief...Which you must have in order to really enjoy a wrestling match. Otherwise go watch an MMA match.