Does WWE legend Edge Have the Weakest Spear As His Finishing Maneuver?

Published 03/27/2021, 8:00 AM EDT


A finishing move is only as effective as the wrestler delivering it. Undertaker’s Tombstone Piledriver is WWE’s most iconic move only because of the synonymity with the Deadman’s character. As for Edge, his Spear has become one of WWE’s most iconic finishers, but is it the most effective?

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Does Edge have the weakest Spear?

Edge Lita shows he is not shy of making a proud gesture during the WWE RAW Superslam event at Acer Arena, Homebush Stadium in Sydney on August 4, 2006. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)

Of all the Superstars who use the Spear in their arsenal, Edge is probably the weakest. When compared to the likes of Roman Reigns, Goldberg, Rhyno, Bobby Lashley, Batista and even Charlotte Flair, Edge’s Spear looks little more like a shoulder tackle rather than a running shoulder block into your opponent’s gut.

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Over the years, Edge’s Spear is associated with some of WWE’s greatest moments. No one will ever forget Edge’s Spear on Jeff Hardy from a 20-foot ladder at WrestleMania X7.

Many will remember his MITB cash-in on John Cena from 2006 as the most shocking title change in WWE history, and it took two Spears to win him that title.

Despite the glorious moments, Edge’s Spear pales compared to his WrestleMania opponent’s Spear. The Tribal Chief has come close to cutting people in half with his brutal Spear. It has put down legendary names like the Undertaker, Triple H, John Cena, Brock Lesnar, Randy Orton, and might keep Edge down at WrestleMania.

The Gore is another example of how a Spear should be delivered. During his ECW days, Rhyno speared many poor souls into oblivion, and it won him many titles in the former promotion. However, no Spear looks like it could spill a wrestler’s guts like G9ldberg’s.

Triple Threat main event confirmed for WrestleMania

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If Edge vs Roman Reigns did not excite you enough, add Daniel Bryan to the mix and you have a WrestleMania main event for the ages. After costing Bryan a clear shot at winning the Universal Championship at Fastlane, Edge will have his hands full in two weeks when he faces the Tribal Chief and the American Dragon.

Daniel Bryan kicked off SmackDown, staking his claim to the main event of WrestleMania, which drew out Adam Pearce. Pearce informed Bryan there wasn’t a way to insert him into the match, but things changed as the closing segment came around.

Bryan, Edge and Reigns stood in the ring as Pearce made the announcement about the triple threat match. A huge brawl ensued that saw the Rated-R Superstar stand tall with a steel chair in his hand.

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Nathan Fulgado

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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