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AEW’s Christian Cage Reveals Origin of Iconic Finisher, The Killswitch

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Christian Cage, AEW star, recently shared the fascinating story behind his signature move, The Killswitch (formerly known as The Unprettier), on “Insight with Chris Van Vliet.”

Key Points

  • Christian discovered the move while studying a Japanese wrestling tape featuring Tommy Rogers’ Tomakaze.
  • Using slow-motion, he realized the potential of the move as a devastating finisher.
  • The Killswitch can be executed on opponents of any size.
  • Christian originally planned to use the TKO as his finisher but gave it to “Marvelous” Marc Mero out of kindness.

Why It Matters

The Killswitch has become an iconic part of Christian Cage’s in-ring repertoire, helping him stand out in the world of professional wrestling. The move’s origin story showcases Christian’s dedication to his craft and his ability to innovate.

“Everything happens for a reason, and this finish suits me much more,” Christian said, reflecting on his decision to use the Killswitch.

Christian’s willingness to adapt and create a unique finisher has undoubtedly contributed to his success in the wrestling industry, from his time in WWE to his current run in AEW.

What’s your favorite wrestling finisher of all time? Let us know in the comments below!

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