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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    The Duddley Boys

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    Ted DiBiase Million Dollar Dream

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    CM Punk

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    Dallas Page Diamond Cutter

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    Christian's Killswitch

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    Big Van Vader

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    Sargent Slaughter's Cobra Clutch

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    Booker T's Scissors Kick / Ghetto Blaster

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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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    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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    Tajiri's Buzzsaw Kick

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    Paul Orndorff's Piledriver

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    Great Khali Vice Grip

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    Diesel Jackhammer

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    Tony Atlas Over head Slam

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    Billy Kidman's SSP

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    black hole slam

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    John Cena Attitude Adjustment

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    John Morrison Starship Pain

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    Ric Flair Figure Four Leglock

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Mikey Whipwreck's Whippersnapper

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    Santino Marella Cobra

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    Brodus Clay

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    ranked low on reranks sharpshooter

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    Samoa Joe's Rear Naked Choke

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    Skull Crushing Finale

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    Razor Ramon Razor's Edge

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    Hayabusa's Phoenix Splash

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    british airway pac

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    Paul Orndorff Pile Driver

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

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    ranked low on reranks Sheamus What Noise

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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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    Randy Savage Elbow Drop

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