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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. So, what's are the best wrestling moves and who are the best WWE finishers?

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, and are known for their famous wrestling moves. 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 undeniable 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. On any list of WWE wrestlers, you'll have a tough time narrowing it down. Have a favorite wrestling finisher? Vote for it below or add it if it's not yet listed!

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