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“You don’t know how to do your own move” – HOFer Advises Cody Rhodes & Jey Uso To Change Their Finisher

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In recent months, the dynamic tag team duo of Cody Rhodes and Jey Uso has been turning heads in the WWE with their high-flying maneuvers and impressive teamwork. However, their signature tag team finisher, a modified version of the 1D, has come under scrutiny after a series of botches, prompting wrestling veteran Bully Ray (Bubba Ray Dudley) to offer some advice.

Rhodes and Uso, who briefly held the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Titles, recently faced off against Finn Balor and Damian Priest on Monday Night Raw in a bid to regain their lost championships. Unfortunately, their efforts were in vain, and the match served as a stage for the shortcomings of their tag team finisher.

The move in question involves Jey Uso lifting the opponent, setting them up for Rhodes to execute his patented Cody Cutter. Despite its potential for spectacle, the move has faced several hiccups in execution, leading Bully Ray to voice his concerns.

“Cody and Jey need to stop doing that bootleg 1D; they have to stop doing it. It has not gone well for them once… it’s not a little off, it’s always off. When a move goes wrong, it looks bad for the people doing the offensive move because it makes you look like you don’t know how to do your own move. I would probably take that and get rid of it out of the repertoire,” advised Bully Ray during a segment on Busted Open Radio.

The 1D, strikingly similar to the 3D made famous by The Dudley Boyz, was initially endorsed by Bully Ray himself.

However, this move is not entirely new to the wrestling scene, as The Usos had received permission from Bully Ray and D-Von Dudley to incorporate the 1D into their repertoire when they debuted the move in 2022.

The significance of a tag team finisher cannot be understated, as it not only contributes to the team’s identity but also plays a crucial role in captivating the audience. The botches in Rhodes and Uso’s modified 1D have raised questions about the effectiveness of the move and its impact on their overall performance.

As the wrestling world waits to see how Rhodes and Uso respond to Bully Ray’s advice, one can’t help but reflect on the delicate balance between innovation and execution that defines the world of professional wrestling.

Will this tag team heed the veteran’s counsel and revamp their finishing move, or will they persist in an attempt to perfect the flashy, yet troublesome, 1D? Only time will tell as these dynamic performers continue to navigate the twists and turns of the squared circle.

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