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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  1. 1
    Up 1981
    Down 620

    the people's #1 &most listed
    The Undertaker's Tombstone

    100
  2. 2
    Up 2258
    Down 617

    Stone Cold Steve Austin's Stunner

    94
  3. 3
    Up 1685
    Down 595

    Shawn Michaels' Sweet Chin Music

    89
  4. 4
    Up 1500
    Down 718

    The Rock's Rock Bottom

    83
  5. 5
    Up 1329
    Down 634

    Bret Hart's Sharpshooter

    77
  6. 6
    Up 1043
    Down 597

    Brock Lesnar's F5

    77
  7. 7
    Up 967
    Down 633

    Chris Benoit's Crippler Crossface

    74
  8. 8
    Up 1028
    Down 537

    Bill Goldberg's Jackhammer

    74
  9. 9
    Up 1082
    Down 640

    Randy Savage's Diving Elbow Drop

    73
  10. 10
    Up 899
    Down 542

    Ric Flair's Figure Four Leglock

    70
  11. 11
    Up 603
    Down 437

    CM Punk's GTS

    69
  12. 12
    Up 984
    Down 639

    Diamond Dallas Page's Diamond Cutter

    68
  13. 13
    Up 752
    Down 537

    Jake the Snake Roberts DDT

    68
  14. 14
    Up 569
    Down 350

    Jeff Hardy's Swanton bomb

    67
  15. 15
    Up 772
    Down 592

    Scott Hall's Razor's Edge

    65
  16. 16
    Up 763
    Down 534

    Rob Van Dam's Five Star Frog Splash

    63
  17. 17
    Up 209
    Down 84

    ranked low on reranks
    Undertaker Last Ride

    61
  18. 18
    Up 202
    Down 124

    Codebreaker

    56
  19. 19
    Up 214
    Down 125

    Chokeslam

    56
  20. 20
    Up 564
    Down 502

    often listed
    Kurt Angle's Ankle Lock

    54
  21. 21
    Up 606
    Down 427

    Jimmy Superfly Snuka's Superfly Splash

    54
  22. 22
    Up 189
    Down 102

    Edge Spear

    52
  23. 23
    Up 386
    Down 444

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

    52
  24. 24
    Up 187
    Down 107

    Batista's Batista Bomb

    51
  25. 25
    Up 202
    Down 59

    ranked low on reranks
    Randy Orton RKO

    51
  26. 26
    Up 548
    Down 512

    Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig's Perfect Plex

    51
  27. 27
    Up 393
    Down 360

    John Morrison's Starship Pain

    49
  28. 28
    Up 448
    Down 493

    Petey Williams' Canadian Destroyer

    49
  29. 29
    Up 160
    Down 98

    Sheamus Brouge Kick

    49
  30. 30
    Up 152
    Down 86

    ranked low on reranks
    Walls of Jericho

    47
  31. 31
    Up 361
    Down 427

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

    45
  32. 32
    Up 151
    Down 121
    44
  33. 33
    Up 129
    Down 87

    The People's Elbow

    43
  34. 34
    Up 95
    Down 67

    Kevin Nash's Jackknife Power slam

    43
  35. 35
    Up 132
    Down 100

    Jeff Hardy's Twist of Fate

    43
  36. 36
    Up 182
    Down 214

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

    41
  37. 37
    Up 54
    Down 32

    Rey Mesterio's 619

    40
  38. 38
    Up 82
    Down 59

    Jericho's Codebreaker

    40
  39. 39
    Up 104
    Down 100

    Five Star Frog Splash

    40
  40. 40
    Up 135
    Down 113

    Batista Bomb

    40
  41. 41
    Up 116
    Down 97

    Swanton Bomb

    39
  42. 42
    Up 229
    Down 209

    Eddie Gurrero's Three Amigos

    39
  43. 43
    Up 101
    Down 132
    39
  44. 44
    Up 75
    Down 101

    Raven's DDT

    39
  45. 45
    Up 326
    Down 370

    Victoria's Widow's Peak

    38
  46. 46
    Up 53
    Down 60
    38
  47. 47
    Up 86
    Down 68

    Daniel Bryan Yes Lock

    38
  48. 48
    Up 44
    Down 20

    ranked low on reranks
    Rhyno - Gore

    38
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  49. 49
    Up 62
    Down 77

    Lion Sault

    37
  50. 50
    Up 47
    Down 54
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    Sargent Slaughter's Cobra Clutch

    37
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