Is it only me who often finds themselves disappointed with finishing sequences and/or match finishes in general? You will be watching a good match, and the finish happens and you get a 'that was it?' type feel? I get the idea from watching TNA tonight (Who I feel are terrible about this. They have a much higher match quality than WWE most of the time, but their finishes tend to be lackluster) and it happened a few times. Aries/Joe are in a barn burner, Aries hits his running corner drop kick, brain buster, that's it. Angle/AJ vs Kaz/Daniels- AJ does a crazy ass gainer onto Daniels on the outside, and we get a pretty typical ankle lock in the ring (Kaz clearly was within reach of the ropes btw) I was waiting for something bigger to happen in the ME but it was just a typical bottle shot, 3 count from Roode. How dumb is Sting? He saw Roode with the bottle and just walks into it. Yawn (this match was bad throughout anyway but the finish was abysmal.) Anyway, what do you like to see out of a great finishing sequence, and what do you think are some of the best finishes to matches/finishing sequences of all time? IMO a great finishing sequence is going to be A.) back and forth B.) at a higher pace than the rest of the match generally speaking and C.) Provide me with moments where I think the match is ending for both guys (commonly known as false finishes). If you can provide these aspects to the ending of a match, you have a great finish. Obviously it's a fine line and IMO WWE often times crosses the line (with the cheesy generic kickout of finishers spam) and it needs to be done more subtly than ROCK KICKS OUT OF THE STUNNER! AUSTIN KICKS OUT OF THE ROCK BOTTOM! back and forth and back and forth. This cheapens finishers and makes people anticipate that finishers aren't really going to end a match. It needs to be done with SIGNATURE moves (different from finishers), counters to finishers, submission struggles are good (will he/won't he get to the ropes?!?!?) and things of this nature. So IMO here are some good examples of classic finishing sequences: No so much a sequence, just an all time amazing finish for the story being told Also HBK/Taker Mania matches epitomize great finishes. Oh and Jericho/Punk had some solid finishing sequences as well. Post what makes a finishing sequence great for you, and share examples of great match finishes.