In the world of professional wrestling, the debut of a new finishing move is a momentous occasion, and it’s even more remarkable when it comes from a talent making a transition from one major promotion to another. Such was the case when former AEW star Lexis King, formerly known as Brian Pillman Jr, unveiled his brand new finishing move during his impressive WWE debut on the October 24 edition of NXT.
In his debut match, Lexis King faced off against Dante Chen in a hard-fought contest. The climax of the bout left fans and even NXT announcers Vic Joseph and Booker T in awe. King executed a draping, straight jacket neckbreaker maneuver that was as innovative as it was devastating. The move immediately became the talk of the wrestling world, with fans and commentators alike wondering what it should be called.
Thankfully, Lexis King didn’t keep wrestling enthusiasts waiting for long. The very same day, he took to Twitter to answer the question on everyone’s minds, officially naming the move ‘The Coronation.’ The name carries a regal and powerful ring to it, fitting for a wrestler seeking to make his mark in a new kingdom, the WWE.
In his tweet, Lexis King shared the name with his fans, simply stating, “What does he call it? He calls it, ‘The Coronation.'” This revelation added an extra layer of intrigue to the move, as fans eagerly anticipated seeing ‘The Coronation’ in action in future bouts.
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Before his transition to WWE, Lexis King spent over three years competing in AEW under the name Brian Pillman Jr. Although he showcased his wrestling prowess during his time with AEW, opportunities on television were limited, and King was ready for a new chapter in his career. His departure from AEW came after the expiration of his contract, with his final match in the company taking place on May 13 alongside fellow recent AEW departure, Brock Anderson, as they took on The Gunns.
As Lexis King embarks on his journey in WWE, his unique move, ‘The Coronation,’ sets him apart from the competition. The move’s blend of innovation and brutality echoes the shifting landscape of professional wrestling, where performers continually strive to create signature moments that resonate with fans.
Lexis King’s choice of ‘The Coronation’ as the name for his finishing move is not just a moniker; it’s a symbol of his aspiration to become wrestling royalty. In an industry that thrives on character and storytelling, this is a promising beginning for a wrestler looking to leave his mark on the grand stage of WWE.
As NXT hosts Halloween Havoc Night Two on October 31, with the NXT Championship set to be decided between Ilja Dragunov and Carmelo Hayes, Lexis King’s unveiling of ‘The Coronation’ has added a layer of anticipation to the event. Wrestling fans around the world eagerly await the next chapter in this exciting journey and look forward to seeing ‘The Coronation’ in action as Lexis King continues to make waves in WWE.