Pro wrestling is all about timing. Whether it’s executing a move, choosing when to debut, or when to give somebody a big opportunity, everything revolves around good timing. With that in mind, let’s look at some of the most perfectly timed moments in wrestling history, both intentional and unintentional.
The Most Satisfying WWE GIF Ever
Although completely unintentional, The Miz and Dolph Ziggler pushed this ladder over to fall with the perfect amount of timing between bounces, landing in the most satisfying way possible back in 2016. If you ever want to relax yourself into a hypnotised-like state, just watch this GIF repeatedly.
Ambrose Can’t Handle the Facts
Apparently part of being the Lunatic Fringe is the ability to see everyday life in TV mode, as these handy facts on Smackdown Live seemed to give Dean Ambrose quite a fright.
So many things could have gone wrong with this move, but from the swing to the leap to the connection, this incredible stunt went off without a hitch.
AJ Gets Caught
The Spear has never quite been an effective finishing move in my eyes, but when it’s used to annihilate people in mid air like this, it’s one of the most effective maneuvers out there.
Poetry Stopped in Motion
Hardcore Holly had one hell of a dropkick, and on this episode of an Attitude Era Smackdown, he hit one of the most perfectly timed examples of this move ever seen.
Just Seconds from Hell
We all love to see adrenaline junkie Shane McMahon jump off crazy high structures onto other human beings….that is unless you’re the one looking up at his falling carcass. Luckily for Kevin Owens in 2017 though, his on-and-off best friend, Sami Zayn, managed to save him from impending doom with seconds to spare.
Fancy a Coke?
I would never encourage throwing objects at wrestlers – it’s dangerous, disrespectful, and achieves absolutely nothing. That being said, this has got to be the most perfectly timed and placed example of trash throwing in history.
Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi have so much in-ring chemistry that when they used to hit their signature Golden Shower, they would be perfectly in-sync with each other’s movements, creating a truly beautiful visual.
Almost Every RKO Ever
Let’s face it – I could have filled this list with just GIFs of Orton hitting ridiculously well-timed RKOs (but that wouldn’t be fair on everyone else), so I’ve just included one of my personal favourites.
HHH Doesn’t Like That Graphic
If you’re not providing the best nameplate graphics possible, Triple H will swipe them away in disgust.