- Rushed finish
A rushed finish is a
List of professional wrestling s _pr. injured, and needs the match to finish as soon as possible to protect themselves. They often do this by rolling up their opponent for a pin or sometimes a disqualification.
*The match is a timed match, where the viewers can see a clock, and the match must end before a certain time on the clock, in order for storylines to continue.
*The match is televised, and it had been going on for too long, so its end had to be shortened. This can also happen during a pay-per-view (though it's not as common to see it happen, if at all, on a pay-per-view event), since each event only has a certain amount of time "leased" to them by providers via a satellite feed that they cannot go over if they do not want the event's telecast being cut off, though many times providers will grant extra time if needed in certain cases, such as a marquee match or event (extra time can also be granted for TV telecasts, as well, if the overrun match or promo is highly important for an angle or would attract and hold high ratings, thus making this reason a rare reason).
*There was a botch in the match, and the wrestlers have to recover the situation to make it look realistic.
Examples of a rushed finish
Due to the reasons listed above, there have been many rushed finishes in pro wrestling. These include:
*At "SummerSlam 1997", the match between
Owen Hartand Stone Cold Steve Austinfor the Intercontinental Championship was rushed after Owen Hart botched a Hart Driver and broke Steve Austin's neck. Hart realised Austin was hurt so Hart allowed Austin to get a quick roll-up for the victory.
Brock Lesnarversus Kurt Anglehad to rush the ending to their match at WrestleMania XIXwith a quick F-5 by Lesnar after he botched a Shooting Star Press which later turned out to give him a concussion
*William Regal and Eugene versus Tyson Tomko and Christian for the World Tag Team Championship at "New Year's Revolution 2005". Eugene became legitimately injured during the match, which meant that he had no choice but to pin Tomko with a schoolboy roll-up, as he and Regal were booked to retain the titles.
Kurt Angleversus Matt Striker on the July 11, 2005 edition of "Raw". It was a Kurt Angle Invitational match, meaning that Angle had to defeat Striker in three minutes or he would lose his gold medal. Striker was dominating at the end of the match, but Angle locked in his Ankle Lock with only four seconds of the match remaining, resulting in Striker having to tap out almost immediately.
*Trish Stratus versus
Mickie Jamesat " WrestleMania 22" for Stratus' WWE Women's Championship. Mickie was supposed to win the match with a Stratusfaction, but due to a botch (Stratus legitimately injured her leg, chick kicking the ring post) , James used a quick Mick Kick to become the new WWE Women's Champion.
*Trish Stratus dislocated her shoulder when facing Mickie James at "Backlash 2006", prompting Mickie James (who also had injured her left elbow) to disqualify herself.
Shelton Benjaminvs. Jeff Hardyfrom February 2007. Shelton botched a springboard, hurting his head and neck. Hardy quickly did a Twist of Fate and a Swanton Bomb to finish the match.
Trish Stratusversus Lita at "New Year's Revolution 2005". Lita tore her left ACL after a botched Lou Thesz Press off the apron on to Trish Stratus. Stratus, in retrospect, "worked" on that specific knee of Lita and quickly ended the match with a Chick Kick.
John Cenaversus Mr. Kennedyon the October 2, 2007 edition of "Raw". In the first minutes of the match, Cena hit a botched hip toss on Kennedy where Cena tore his right pectoral muscle. The match went on for a few minutes before Cena locked in his STF-U maneuver and Kennedy tapped out within seconds of the move being applied.
Candice Michelleversus Beth Phoenixon the October 22, 2007 edition of "Raw". In the second of the three falls championship match, Candice fell to the ring face first from the top rope as Beth Phoenix ran into the ropes. The referee could be heard saying "Pull her out and cover quick". Beth quickly pinned Candice and retained the Women's Championship and Candice Michelle suffered a cracked clavicle.
Triple Hversus Randy Ortonat One Night Stand 2008. In a Last Man Standing match, Orton attempted to perform an RKO on Triple H, but was thrown out of the ring. He landed awkwardly, breaking his collar bone. Orton could be seen telling the referee that he was injured, and Triple H quickly ended the match by hitting Orton in the head with a sledgehammer.
Matt Hardyversus Mark Henryfor the ECW Championship at "SummerSlam 2008". Hardy immediately went for his Twist of Fate finishing move after the bell sounded and was about to pin Henry before Henry's manager Tony Atlasinterfered causing the disqualification. Even though the planned spots were able to happen after the match ended that involved Jeff Hardy, the actual match did not go on for any more than twenty seconds. This was most likely due to time constraints (as of how much satellite time that the WWE is given for a pay-per-view event) due to possible overrun of the previous segment (the Shawn Michaels/ Chris Jerichopromo and a possibly unplanned spot that caused the segment to run much longer than the WWE may have intended it to run).
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