Seth Rollins: King’s Landing
I don’t think the problem with Seth Rollins’ King’s Landing finisher is the move itself: a high-knee to the face of his opponent. This could convincingly knock out many unsuspecting people. Despite this, there are many factors at work outside the maneuver that make it a little lame.
First is the name: King’s Landing, which is a move that is used by a man who calls himself the “King Slayer”. We get it, Seth, you like Game of Thrones. It doesn’t make the move seem cooler, it just makes the wrestler in question seem like a giant nerd. It would be like a Final Fantasy fan naming his finisher the “One-Winged Angel”. (Oh, wait… that is a thing).
But the second thing that works against Seth here with the King’s Landing is that it is a bit lack-luster compared to his other two finishers. Compared to two moves in the Curb Stomp and Pedigree that drives the opponents head into the mat, a knee strike to the face just seems kind of… meh. Maybe I’m just being a little nit-picky here though.