Finisher vs Finisher pits two or more wrestlers together that are known for performing the same signature maneuver. It's up to us to examine the positives and negatives associated with each person's legacy with the move and determine which one of them pulls it off better. At the moment, unlike Superstar Scores, there's no official point system for this, as I figured it would work better as more of a discussion and solitary vote based thing, but over time, a rating system may be implemented if that feels better (in which case, previous posts will be brought back up for discussion and review).
In honor of how many times we've recently been talking about it, let's do...
The targets here are primarily Eddie Guerrero, Chavo Guerrero, Rob Van Dam, D-Lo Brown, Hornswoggle, and Christian.
First off, let's write Hornswoggle out of this. The Tadpole Splash is ridiculous and there's really not much else to say about that.
Christian is someone I would rule out in the sense that I doubt anyone would consider the move "his move". He's used it and he's done it well, but it's never been something that he is responsible for bringing light to or the major facet to his character. In fact, his Killswitch finisher is much more utilized and I wouldn't consider Christian even the third person that I'd identify this move with.
D-Lo Brown, on the other hand, is someone that I do identify this move with. In fact, a lot of the time when someone mentions the frog splash move, I imagine the Lo Down finisher. Why? I don't know, but I could probably pinpoint it to me being more of a WWF kid back in the day and being more familiar with D-Lo than the Guerreros and RVD. He did it well, particularly when he had the vest on, but in the grand scheme of things, I think there are bigger fish to fry.
Chavo Guerrero has used this as a finisher for such a long time that I wouldn't be surprised if some people went with him, but I think you can't award this to him when it's really an offshoot of him taking moves from Eddie Guerrero. Would you consider the Three Amigos Chavo's move more than Eddie's? I don't think so.
By that rationale, Eddie Guerrero is one of those. It's hard to argue that he shouldn't be awarded the winner of this edition of Finisher vs. Finisher because of how often he did the move and how well he performed it. There isn't much to say on Eddie Guerrero's front, as it's all in front of you.
However, I'd have to give an edge to Rob Van Dam on this one. I feel as though RVD's use of the move is just as synonymous with him as it is with Eddie Guerrero, but as much as I hate to admit it, I think RVD makes it look more powerful. Sure, he bounces and hurts himself in the process, but when you combine the force with which he lands, the speed he hits it, the height that he gets and the ability to twist around and hit it from odd angles, it makes a good enough case for me to give my vote to him.
WINNER: Rob Van Dam.
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