The Best Finishing Moves in Wrestling History Anything
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The Best Finishing Moves in Wrestling History

List Criteria: Best Wrestling finishing moves!

The best finishers in wrestling are the signature moves our favorite professional wrestlers from the WWE, TNA and international leagues use as a knockout blow to their opponents to win a match. Just like the unique wrestlers' entrance music, each wrestler has their own finishing move which not only launches these wrestlers to the win column of matches but also helps to define a wrestler's career.

Years ago, wrestling finishers were primarily submission holds that were more functional than flashy. Professional wrestling has however evolved more into an entertainment event leading to intricate and harsher finishers. No longer do wrestlers rely on simple headlocks to subdue their opponents. Now it's all about the complex moves involving jumping from the ropes, flying kicks and other intricate manoeuvres.

Still, some of the older and greatest wrestlers of all time are still regarded as having some of the best closers. Hulk Hogan's Atomic Leg Drop, Randy Savage's Diving Elbow Drop and Kurt Angle's Ankle Lock are all quite simplistic in comparison to newer moves but are undeniabe classics. Similarly, they've inspired professional and amateur wrestlers around the globe to improve upon these moves to create their own signature finishers.

What are the best finishing moves in wrestling? Whether you're a fan of Diamond Dallas Page's Diamond Cutter, Rick Flair's Four Figure Leglock, Stone Cold Steve Austin's Stunner or any of the finishers in between, it's hard not to respect the creativity that goes into creating these moves. Have a favorite wrestling finisher? Vote for it below or add it if it's not yet listed!
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    the people's #1 & most listed The Undertaker's Tombstone

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    Stone Cold Steve Austin's Stunner

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    Shawn Michaels' Sweet Chin Music

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    The Rock's Rock Bottom

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    Bret Hart's Sharpshooter

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    Brock Lesnar's F5

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    Chris Benoit's Crippler Crossface

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    Bill Goldberg's Jackhammer

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    Randy Savage's Diving Elbow Drop

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    Ric Flair's Figure Four Leglock

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    CM Punk's GTS

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    Diamond Dallas Page's Diamond Cutter

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    Jake the Snake Roberts DDT

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    Jeff Hardy's Swanton bomb

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    Scott Hall's Razor's Edge

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    Rob Van Dam's Five Star Frog Splash

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    ranked low on reranks Undertaker Last Ride

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    Chokeslam

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    Codebreaker

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Kurt Angle's Ankle Lock

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    Jimmy Superfly Snuka's Superfly Splash

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks John Cena's Attitude Adjustment

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    ranked low on reranks Randy Orton RKO

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    Edge Spear

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    Batista's Batista Bomb

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig's Perfect Plex

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    Sheamus Brouge Kick

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Petey Williams' Canadian Destroyer

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    John Morrison's Starship Pain

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    Jeff Hardy's Twist of Fate

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Dean Malenko's Texas Cloverleaf

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    Kevin Nash's Jackknife Power slam

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    The People's Elbow

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    Rey Mesterio's 619

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    Jericho's Codebreaker

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks AJ Lee's Octopus

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    Five Star Frog Splash

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    Batista Bomb

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    Eddie Gurrero's Three Amigos

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    Swanton Bomb

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    Daniel Bryan Yes Lock

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    Raven's DDT

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    Victoria's Widow's Peak

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    Sargent Slaughter's Cobra Clutch

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    Sheamus Celtic Cross

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Lion Sault

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