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The Best Finishing Moves in Wrestling History

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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 maneuvers.

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 undeniably 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 or 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

    100
  2. 2
    Up 2066
    Down 583

    Stone Cold Steve Austin's Stunner

    94
  3. 3
    Up 1528
    Down 553

    Shawn Michaels' Sweet Chin Music

    88
  4. 4
    Up 1385
    Down 652

    The Rock's Rock Bottom

    86
  5. 5
    Up 1229
    Down 579

    Bret Hart's Sharpshooter

    78
  6. 6
    Up 892
    Down 558

    often listed
    Chris Benoit's Crippler Crossface

    75
  7. 7
    Up 942
    Down 544

    Brock Lesnar's F5

    75
  8. 8
    Up 913
    Down 495

    ranked low on reranks
    Bill Goldberg's Jackhammer

    74
  9. 9
    Up 1011
    Down 576

    Randy Savage's Diving Elbow Drop

    71
  10. 10
    Up 911
    Down 586

    often listed
    Diamond Dallas Page's Diamond Cutter

    71
  11. 11
    Up 815
    Down 490

    Ric Flair's Figure Four Leglock

    67
  12. 12
    Up 507
    Down 389

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    CM Punk's GTS

    67
  13. 13
    Up 685
    Down 472

    Jake the Snake Roberts' DDT

    66
  14. 14
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    Down 494

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Rob Van Dam's Five Star Frog Splash

    63
  15. 15
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    Down 546

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Scott Hall's Razor's Edge

    63
  16. 16
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    Down 318

    ranked low on reranks
    Jeff Hardy's Swanton bomb

    62
  17. 17
    Up 549
    Down 377

    ranked low on reranks
    Jimmy Superfly Snuka's Superfly Splash

    60
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    No image

    ranked low on reranks
    Undertaker Last Ride

    57
  19. 19
    Up 140
    Down 84

    ranked high on reranks
    chokeslam

    56
  20. 20
    Up 507
    Down 453

    often listed &controversial
    Kurt Angle's Ankle Lock

    56
  21. 21
    Up 132
    Down 89

    Codebreaker

    55
  22. 22
    Up 120
    Down 64
    No image

    Edge Spear

    55
  23. 23
    Up 122
    Down 68
    No image

    Batista's Batista Bomb

    54
  24. 24
    Up 330
    Down 386

    often listed &controversial
    John Cena's Attitude Adjustment

    54
  25. 25
    Up 503
    Down 478

    often listed &controversial
    Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig's Perfect Plex

    52
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    Up 103
    Down 35
    No image

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    Randy Orton RKO

    51
  27. 27
    Up 347
    Down 325

    John Morrison's Starship Pain

    51
  28. 28
    Up 403
    Down 453

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

    51
  29. 29
    Up 324
    Down 392

    often listed
    Dean Malenko's Texas Cloverleaf

    49
  30. 30
    Up 103
    Down 89
    No image

    ranked high on reranks
    Jack Knife Powerbomb

    49
  31. 31
    Up 99
    Down 66
    No image

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    sheamus Brouge kick

    48
  32. 32
    Up 84
    Down 57

    ranked low on reranks
    Walls of Jericho

    48
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    Up 39
    Down 27
    No image

    Daniel Bryan Yes Lock

    46
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    Up 54
    Down 62
    No image

    ranked high on reranks
    CM Punk

    45
  35. 35
    Up 52
    Down 39
    No image

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    Kevin Nash's Jackknife Power slam

    45
  36. 36
    Up 64
    Down 99

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Rob Van Dam

    44
  37. 37
    Up 192
    Down 188

    ranked low on reranks
    EDDIE GUERREROS THREE AMIGOS

    43
  38. 38
    Up 27
    Down 24
    No image

    ranked high on reranks &ranked low on reranks
    Sargent Slaughter's Cobra Clutch

    43
  39. 39
    Up 94
    Down 86
    No image

    ranked low on reranks
    Batista Bomb

    43
  40. 40
    Up 77
    Down 79

    ranked low on reranks
    twist of fate

    42
  41. 41
    Up 46
    Down 70

    often listed &controversial
    Raven's DDT

    42
  42. 42
    Up 22
    Down 21
    No image

    Jimi Superfly Sanuka Flying Headbut

    42
  43. 43
    Up 39
    Down 37
    No image

    Jericho's Codebreaker

    42
  44. 44
    Up 294
    Down 349

    Victoria's Widow's Peak

    41
  45. 45
    Up 23
    Down 27

    ranked high on reranks
    Big Show

    41
  46. 46
    Up 16
    Down 16
    No image

    ranked high on reranks
    Ivan Putski's Polish Hammer

    41
  47. 47
    Up 31
    Down 24

    ranked low on reranks
    Sargent Slaughter's Cobra Clutch

    41
  48. 48
    Up 66
    Down 75

    five star frog splash

    41
  49. 49
    Up 150
    Down 191

    often listed
    AJ Lee's Octopus

    41
  50. 50
    Up 74
    Down 76

    swanton bomb

    41
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