maneuveur and finishing move.
The Van Terminator was debuted by 'Mr. Monday Night
'The Whole F'n Show
' Van Dam
at the ECW Arena
in July 2000. RVD
had used his Van Daminator
chair-assisted spinning kick / Five Star Frog Splash
for years, and despite them being amongst the most over
moves in wrestling, RVD had decided to take his brand of acrobatic destruction to a new level.
Launching his opponent Balls Mahoney
into the turnbuckle
, RVD set up the spot. Balls dropped to the floor in the corner, arms draped over the bottom ropes and head supported by the bottom turnbuckle
(AKA the Bronco Buster
position). RVD placed a chair over the head and upper body of his opponent, before ascending to the top of the turnbuckle adjacent to his fallen foe.
From the other side of the ring, RVD leaps, delivering a stunning dropkick with a sickening crunch against the face of his foe. The pinfall
is almost academic.
At WrestleMania X-7
, Shane McMahon
performed the Van Terminator on his father during their Streetfight match - subsitituting a trashcan for the usual chair.