The Best Finishing Moves in Wrestling History Anything
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The Best Finishing Moves in Wrestling History

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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    Randy Savage Elbow Drop

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    Cody Rhodes Crossroads

    26
  3. 103
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    26
  4. 104
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    Christian's Killswitch

    26
  5. 105
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    26
  6. 106
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    Ryback

    26
  7. 107
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    Hulk Hogan's Atomic Leg Drop

    25
  8. 108
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    25
  9. 109
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    25
  10. 110
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    25
  11. 111
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    Shelton Benjamin - Dragon Whip

    24
    added by: Dark Orion
  12. 112
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    new! Chief Little Wolf's Indian Death Lock

    24
    added by: 1939viking
  13. 113
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    Roman Reigns Spear

    24
    added by: AngieDavison
  14. 114
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    Roman Reigns Superman Punch

    23
    added by: AngieDavison
  15. 115
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    La Parka's Chair

    20
  16. 116
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    Val Venis' The Money Shot

    19
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