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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  1. 51
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    Booker T's Book End

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  2. 52
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    Sheamus Celtic Cross

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  3. 53
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    Ted DiBiase Million Dollar Dream

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  4. 54
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    CM Punk

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  5. 55
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    The Duddley Boys

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  6. 56
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    Dallas Page Diamond Cutter

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  7. 57
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    Christian's Killswitch

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  8. 58
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  9. 59
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    Sargent Slaughter's Cobra Clutch

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  10. 60
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    Jimi Superfly Sanuka Flying Headbut

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  11. 61
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    added by Dark Orion Kofi Kingston - Trouble in Paradise

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  12. 62
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    Big Van Vader

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  13. 63
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    Edge Spear

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    Booker T's Scissors Kick / Ghetto Blaster

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    double rotation moonsault

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    THE MILLON DOLLAR DREAM

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  18. 68
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    Ivan Putski's Polish Hammer

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

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  20. 70
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    Great Khali Vice Grip

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    Paul Orndorff's Piledriver

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  23. 73
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    John Morrison Starship Pain

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    Billy Kidman's SSP

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  25. 75
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    Tajiri's Buzzsaw Kick

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    Diesel Jackhammer

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  27. 77
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    added by Dark Orion Hardcore Holly - Alabama Slam

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  28. 78
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    often listed Santino Marella Cobra

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  29. 79
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    John Cena Attitude Adjustment

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  30. 80
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    ranked low on reranks Ric Flair Figure Four Leglock

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    Tony Atlas Over head Slam

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    sharpshooter

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    black hole slam

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    Skull Crushing Finale

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    Brodus Clay

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    Paul Orndorff Pile Driver

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    often listed Samoa Joe's Rear Naked Choke

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

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  39. 89
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    often listed Hayabusa's Phoenix Splash

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    Razor Ramon Razor's Edge

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    ranked low on reranks Sheamus What Noise

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    ranked low on reranks

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

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks british airway pac

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    Eddie Guerrero Three Amigos

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    Randy Savage Elbow Drop

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    added by Trioxin245 Bob Backlund's Crossface Chicken Wing

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    often listed Akira Hokuto's Northern Lights Bomb

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    added by Trioxin245 Bray Wyatt's Sister Abigail

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    Randy Savage Elbow Drop

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