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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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      rey mesterio 619

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      Jimi Superfly Sanuka Flying Headbut

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      Goldberg's Jackhammer

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      Ivan Putski's Polish Hammer

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      lion sault

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      Tony Atlas Over head Slam

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      Sargent Slaughter's Cobra Clutch

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      THE MILLON DOLLAR DREAM

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      Rhyno - Gore

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      Sheamus Celtic Cross

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      Paul Orndorff's Piledriver

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      double rotation moonsault

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      The Duddley Boys

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      Booker T's Scissors Kick / Ghetto Blaster

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      Dallas Page Diamond Cutter

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      Edge Spear

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      Billy Kidman's SSP

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      Shane Helms' Verta-Breaker

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      Great Khali Vice Grip

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      Kofi Kingston - Trouble in Paradise

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      Big Van Vader

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      Brodus Clay

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      Mikey Whipwreck's Whippersnapper

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      Ric Flair Figure Four Leglock

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      sharpshooter

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      Jake the Snake Roberts DDT

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      Tajiri's Buzzsaw Kick

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      John Cena Attitude Adjustment

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      Diesel Jackhammer

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      Santino Marella Cobra

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      Kenta Kobashi's Burning Hammer

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      Hayabusa's Phoenix Splash

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      John Morrison Starship Pain

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      Brock Lesnar's Kimura Lock

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      Skull Crushing Finale

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      british airway pac

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      Sheamus What Noise

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      Razor Ramon Razor's Edge

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      Ted DiBiase Million Dollar Dream

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      black hole slam

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      Hardcore Holly - Alabama Slam

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      Eddie Guerrero Three Amigos

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      Shelton Benjamin - Dragon Whip

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      Paul Orndorff Pile Driver

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      Samoa Joe's Rear Naked Choke

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      new! Chief Little Wolf's Indian Death Lock

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