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Five Moves of Doom: Dolph Ziggler's Signature Moves and Finishers

Posted by Wes Keefer Monday, August 21, 2017
In FIVE MOVES OF DOOM, we break down a particular wrestler's moveset and examine the five signature maneuvers that they perform on a regular basis.

These are the moves that fans watch out for during a match and are usually in a sequential pattern, building up to and including their finishers that typically get the biggest pop of suspense from the crowd each and every week.

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This edition will highlight someone who has not been seen as of late and who is widely underused in the company—"The Showoff" Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler has been with WWE for nearly 14 years now and is no rookie to being repackaged. You might know him as Nick Nemeth, Nicky from The Spirit Squad, Nick Nemeth again, Nic Nemeth, and now Dolph Ziggler. He is currently on hiatus from television time as he is rumored to once again be repackaged. He has accomplished quite a bit with WWE, including being Money in the Bank winner, two-time world champion, and five-time Intercontinental Champion. To last this long in WWE, you need to have quite a set of moves to work with.

DOLPH'S FIVE MOVES OF DOOM

1. Heart Stopper

This is a standard jumping elbow drop, although sometimes, it is preceded with multiple elbow drops. Ziggler's athleticism can give me big air for the jumping elbow drop and it sometimes followed by theatrics. There is no confirmation, but it is heavily theorized that this move is one of the primary reasons Jerry "The King" Lawler suffered his heart attack shortly following his match with Dolph Ziggler.

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2. Satellite DDT

This move is a version of a jumping DDT, in which Ziggler jumps up while holding the front facelock and then uses his weight and momentum to pull the opponent down on their head. Once again, Ziggler can get major air with his jumping abilities that adds more power and momentum into this move.

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3. Famouser

The move is a leg drop bulldog in which Ziggler jumps in the air and uses one of his legs to push down on an opponent's head. It is one of Ziggler's main signatures.

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4. Zig Zag

Ziggler uses a jumping reverse bulldog for this move. Standing next to or diagonally near his opponent, he leaps up, grabs the opponent's head and pulls backward, resulting with both men lying supine (on their back). This was Ziggler's finisher, but is now used as a signature move.

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5. Superkick

This was Ziggler's signature for several years, but is now his go-to finisher. Similar to Shawn Michaels' Sweet Chin Music, Ziggler also lands his kick on his opponent's chin.

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THIS POST WRITTEN BY: WES KEEFER

Wes Keefer is a student studying sports journalism. You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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