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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 Undertaker's Tombstone

    100
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    Stone Cold Steve Austin's Stunner

    95
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    Shawn Michaels' Sweet Chin Music

    88
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    ranked high on reranks
    The Rock's Rock Bottom

    85
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Bret Hart's Sharpshooter

    78
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    Chris Benoit's Crippler Crossface

    74
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Brock Lesnar's F5

    74
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    often listed
    Bill Goldberg's Jackhammer

    74
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Randy Savage's Diving Elbow Drop

    71
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    often listed
    Diamond Dallas Page's Diamond Cutter

    71
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    often listed
    Ric Flair's Figure Four Leglock

    67
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    CM Punk's GTS

    66
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    often listed
    Jake the Snake Roberts' DDT

    66
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    Rob Van Dam's Five Star Frog Splash

    63
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    Scott Hall's Razor's Edge

    63
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    Jeff Hardy's Swanton bomb

    62
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    Jimmy Superfly Snuka's Superfly Splash

    60
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    No image

    Undertaker Last Ride

    57
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    ranked high on reranks
    chokeslam

    57
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    Kurt Angle's Ankle Lock

    56
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    Edge Spear

    55
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    Codebreaker

    55
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    No image

    Batista's Batista Bomb

    54
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    often listed &controversial
    John Cena's Attitude Adjustment

    54
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    controversial
    Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig's Perfect Plex

    52
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    Randy Orton RKO

    51
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    John Morrison's Starship Pain

    51
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    controversial
    Petey Williams' Canadian Destroyer

    51
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    No image
    49
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    Dean Malenko's Texas Cloverleaf

    49
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    sheamus Brouge kick

    49
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    49
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    Daniel Bryan Yes Lock

    46
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    ranked high on reranks &controversial
    CM Punk

    45
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    No image

    Kevin Nash's Jackknife Power slam

    45
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    ranked high on reranks &controversial
    Rob Van Dam

    45
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    EDDIE GUERREROS THREE AMIGOS

    44
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    Sargent Slaughter's Cobra Clutch

    44
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    Jimi Superfly Sanuka Flying Headbut

    43
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    controversial
    Raven's DDT

    43
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    No image

    Batista Bomb

    43
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    twist of fate

    43
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    No image

    Jericho's Codebreaker

    42
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    42
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    No image

    Ivan Putski's Polish Hammer

    41
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    Down 23

    Sargent Slaughter's Cobra Clutch

    41
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    five star frog splash

    41
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    Victoria's Widow's Peak

    41
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    swanton bomb

    41
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    Tony Atlas Over head Slam

    41
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