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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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  1. 101
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    Jack Swagger - Gutwrench Powerbomb

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    added by: Dark Orion
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    Hardcore Holly - Alabama Slam

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    Paul Orndorff Pile Driver

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    Ryback

    31
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    british airway pac

    31
  6. 106
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    31
  7. 107
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    Gangrel - Impaler DDT

    31
    added by: Dark Orion
  8. 108
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    31
  9. 109
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    Antonio Cesaro -

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  10. 110
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    31
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    John Morrison Starship Pain

    30
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    often listed
    black hole slam

    30
  13. 113
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    Santino Marella Cobra

    30
  14. 114
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    Ken Anderson - Green Bay Plunge

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    added by: Dark Orion
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    Akira Hokuto's Northern Lights Bomb

    30
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    Starship Pain

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    added by: mosquito234
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    Harlem Hangover

    29
  18. 118
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    Samoa Joe's Rear Naked Choke

    29
  19. 119
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    29
  20. 120
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    Hulk Hogan's Atomic Leg Drop

    25
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    La Parka's Chair

    18
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    Val Venis' The Money Shot

    17
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