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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    Booker T's Book End

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    added by Dark Orion Rhyno - Gore

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    Ted DiBiase Million Dollar Dream

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    CM Punk

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    The Duddley Boys

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    Dallas Page Diamond Cutter

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    Christian's Killswitch

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    Booker T's Scissors Kick / Ghetto Blaster

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    added by Dark Orion Kofi Kingston - Trouble in Paradise

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    Sargent Slaughter's Cobra Clutch

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    Edge Spear

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    Jimi Superfly Sanuka Flying Headbut

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    THE MILLON DOLLAR DREAM

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    Big Van Vader

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Shane Helms' Verta-Breaker

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    double rotation moonsault

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    Ivan Putski's Polish Hammer

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    Paul Orndorff's Piledriver

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    Tajiri's Buzzsaw Kick

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    Diesel Jackhammer

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    Great Khali Vice Grip

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    Tony Atlas Over head Slam

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    added by Dark Orion Hardcore Holly - Alabama Slam

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    ranked low on reranks Ric Flair Figure Four Leglock

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    John Morrison Starship Pain

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    black hole slam

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    Billy Kidman's SSP

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    John Cena Attitude Adjustment

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    Santino Marella Cobra

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    Mikey Whipwreck's Whippersnapper

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    Brodus Clay

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Samoa Joe's Rear Naked Choke

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    ranked low on reranks sharpshooter

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    Skull Crushing Finale

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    Razor Ramon Razor's Edge

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    often listed Paul Orndorff Pile Driver

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    Hayabusa's Phoenix Splash

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    british airway pac

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    ranked low on reranks Sheamus What Noise

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Kenta Kobashi's Burning Hammer

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    often listed Akira Hokuto's Northern Lights Bomb

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    Eddie Guerrero Three Amigos

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    Brock Lesnar's Kimura Lock

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    Randy Savage Elbow Drop

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    added by Trioxin245 Bray Wyatt's Sister Abigail

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    Randy Savage Elbow Drop

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